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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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Senate Approps wants DoD to use commercial batteries

The committee says the battery issue threatens battlefield effectiveness.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:20pm EDT

Army improves Arlington National Cemetery management

The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:50am EDT

Army Materiel Command offering buyouts

AMC is offering $25,000 dollars to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Federal Times reports.

Monday - 09/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Pentagon Solutions: Army's Katherine Hammack

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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Air Force at risk of missing financial audit deadline

The Navy and Army told the House Armed Services Committee they were on track to meet the 2017 deadline to have clean financial audit. The Army Corps of Engineers already achieved the goal and the Marine Corps is well on its way as well.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Odierno sworn in as Army Chief of Staff

Gen. Raymond Odierno has been sworn in as the new Army chief of staff. At the ceremony, he said the United States must avoid rash decisions such as slashing the size of the Army in order to rein in the defense budget.

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 10:42am EDT

Army plans major IT contract for 2012

The Army is planning a 2012 release for a major information technology contract. Request for proposals are set for the second quarter on the 10-year, $5 billion dollar IT Enterprise Solutions-3 Hardware contract.

Tuesday - 09/06/2011, 11:14am EDT

Arlington on its way to single burial database

A year after a scandal upended the leadership at Arlington National Cemetery, the Army is making swift progress toward creating a single database of all those interred at the site. Soldiers are using iPhones to record information and submit it to analysts to check the data against existing records.

Friday - 09/02/2011, 05:15am EDT
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Petraeus: Budget cuts must not impair military

David Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army on Wednesday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 03:24pm EDT

DoD deploys dual commanders to help with hurricane efforts

For the first time this weekend, dual-commanders were deployed for a natural disaster, the Defense Department announced.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 11:31am EDT

Workforce one of three keys to Army's cyber future

The Army's new cyber command, only 11 months old, is working to implement a strategic plan based on three pillars. One challenge is building a workforce that can meet the service's offensive and defensive objectives in cyberspace.

Monday - 08/29/2011, 05:05am EDT
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Army strengthens access rules for secret network

The Army has begun moving users of DoD's secret IP network to a more secure, two-factor PKI authentication system. It's one of several measures the service says it's taking to better use trusted identities on DoD networks.

Wednesday - 08/24/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Takai: DoD CIO can't 'mandate' culture change

Trying to change the culture-driven patterns of IT spending in the military services by issuing edicts would not work, and should not work, the Pentagon's chief information officer said. She said she sees her role as making sure the services have what they need, and that their IT efforts benefit DoD as an enterprise.

Monday - 08/22/2011, 01:33pm EDT
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Pentagon, scarred by 9/11, adapts to new fight

he Sept. 11 attacks transformed the Pentagon, ravaging the iconic building itself and setting the stage for two long and costly wars that reordered the way the American military fights.

Sunday - 08/21/2011, 04:12pm EDT

Army turns to private sector to develop renewable energy

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment, discusses the efforts to green the military.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 06:06pm EDT
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GenDyn, BAE awarded $900M Ground Combat Vehicle contract

The Army awarded General Dynamics and BAE Systems contracts for the technology development phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle contract.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:59am EDT

Army: No known case of body armor failing

A top Army general said Thursday he knows of no case in which the military's body armor has failed to do its job in protecting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 04:48pm EDT

Army cloud email a 'pathfinder' to enterprise services

The Army resumed its migration of users to its new cloud email system on Tuesday. Other enterprise services will follow behind it, including an enterprise version of Microsoft Sharepoint, which will mostly displace the Army Knowledge Online web portal, officials said.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:00am EDT
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DoD strategic plan to detail billions in cuts

The Pentagon will issue a strategic management plan by the end of August highlighting the services and agencies' plans and milestones to cut costs from back-office functions. DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer Beth McGrath said there are seven main areas DoD will review, including IT infrastructure, acquisition and the workforce. McGrath already is conducting reviews of the first set of efficiency initiatives that began this year.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 05:49am EDT
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