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General who criticized wartime intelligence gathering now leads DIA

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who took the "unheard-of" step of going public with his concerns about ineffective wartime intelligence in Afghanistan two years ago, is the new director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:20am EDT
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HR University looks to gain college accreditation for agency training

The initiative aims to provide federal employees with college credit for certain agency-created human resources classes. Federal employees could apply the courses toward degrees at colleges and universities.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:12am EDT
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GOP senators seek special counsel to probe leaks

Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified information but insisted that a special counsel is needed to investigate the Obama administration and recent disclosures.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 01:09pm EDT

Agency officials tout progress on security clearances

Agency officials from the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management, along with a handful of other agencies, cited significant improvements in both timeliness and accuracy in the security-clearance program at a Senate subcommittee. The agencies agreed, however, much work remained to maintain that progress and to take on new challenges, such as reciprocity and reinvestigation.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 07:51pm EDT
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Task force drafting strategy to prevent another WikiLeaks

The Insider Threat Task Force expects to submit its national plan to the White House in the next few months. The Defense Department will use its secure identity cards to stop unauthorized access to data and systems.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 05:31am EDT
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Agencies need to 'quit whining' about SES

A new study is leading to calls to shake up the Senior Executive Service by encouraging members to change jobs once in a while. That was the original intent, but only half of its members have done it. Now, with a third of senior execs eligible to retire, federal human resources leaders say agencies need to focus on improving the corps.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 01:41pm EST

How to make 'smart' cuts to the federal workforce

Whether the strategy is reducing personnel, consolidating offices or investing IT, "every one of them impacts people," said Ron Sanders, the former chief human capital officer for the Director of National Intelligence and now the executive adviser for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 12:06pm EST
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GSA office working on data-sharing tool

The General Service's Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy is developing a new tool to make information sharing more efficient. Kathleen Turco, OGP's associate administrator, said the project is about half way to completion.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:42pm EST
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Federal information sharing hamstrung by technology

Agencies are struggling to keep up with the tremendous amount of data being created every day. DIA deputy director David Shedd said too much information and not having the right IT to sift through it is the biggest remaining challenge the government faces. Kshemendra Paul, the program manager for the Information Sharing Environment, said tagging and standards, such as NIEM, could help solve the data deluge.

Friday - 01/27/2012, 05:09am EST

US intel agencies tightening belts in 2011

Spending on defense intelligence dropped by $3 billion, even though this year's budget for all intelligence agencies including the CIA rose by over $1 billion.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:26pm EDT

Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Intelligence agencies to squeeze savings from IT, contractors

After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:42am EDT
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CIA to fuse troops' opinions in war analysis

The CIA is giving the military a greater say in the debate over how the war in Afghanistan is going by allowing battlefield commanders to weigh into the analysis at early stages.

Friday - 10/14/2011, 04:34pm EDT

Executive Order details post-WikiLeaks approach to secure sharing

President Obama has codified several initiatives that were developed after classified data became public. The Information Sharing Environment's mission has been extended to help coordinate the development of standards to securely share classified information.

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:43am EDT
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Intelligence community will recruit despite budget cuts

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and CIA Director David Petraeus say they will protect the intelligence workforce against an impending budget squeeze. They told lawmakers they will look for cuts in technology and contracting instead.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:27am EDT
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National security federal workforce faces challenges ahead

John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the changes for federal employees working in homeland defense and security as those efforts continue amid tighter budgets.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 10:26am EDT
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9/11 panel cites unfinished business

The chairman and vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission released a scorecard Wednesday evaluating the government's progress toward implementing the recommendations they made in 2004. Nine critical areas have yet to be addressed, according to the report card.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 06:37am EDT
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Creation of DHS, intelligence office a 'cautionary tale'

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton examines the federal reorganizations after 9/11 that created DHS and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The report said the creation of the two huge federal entities offers "cautionary tale" in management and leadership.

Tuesday - 08/30/2011, 10:30am EDT
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Monday morning federal headlines - August 29

On today's Federal Drive: in Hurricane Irene's aftermath, some federal buildings are closed because of power outages, the Energy Department is guaranteeing loans for a solar power project and the National Transportation Safety Board is studying experimental aircraft.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 07:50am EDT

Speed dating for technologists

If you have a good idea for INSA, you could be invited to present your proposal in front of a panel of 75 technologists and scientists. We learn more about how to become the Next Intelligence Innovation Idol from Ellen McCarthy, President of INSA.

Friday - 05/20/2011, 09:31am EDT
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