Reporters' Roundup: CBP contracts, Air Force cuts, cyber challenges ahead

Wednesday - 1/12/2011, 3:19pm EST

WFED's Jason Miller on the DorobekINSIDER

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Preview of Jared Serbu's report on Air Force cuts.

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WFED's Francis Rose on the DorobekINSIDER

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Get details on the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • The Customs and Border Protection will recompete a majority of its technology contracts in 2011. This is part of a larger effort to find actual dollars to help pay for more staff. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined the DorobekINSIDER with details on what CBP is doing. Listen to more of Jason's story tomorrow morning on the Federal Drive.

  • The head of the Air Force says part of his service's contribution to Secretary Gates' efficiency initiative is a 25-percent savings in IT spending. Secretary Mike Donley told an Air Force Association breakfast this morning that he intends to shrink IT costs by $1.2 billion. Read the full story by Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

  • What's the big challenge in 2011 for cybersecurity? Amit Yoran, former head of US-CERT, spoke with In Depth host Francis Rose about cybersecurity challenges ahead in 2011, including how to recognize new threats and deal with shrinking resources.