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DoD to bring services under its IT strategy umbrella

Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find savings from IT Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO said at the annual Executive Leadership Conference. In the coming weeks, Defense CIO Teri Takai will issue a memo detailing a new strategy for bringing existing consolidation and standardization efforts together. The budget pressures have helped push the department out in front of emerging cyber and mobile technologies.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:33am EDT

Storage Efficiency

"Data volumes are exploding. Budgets are shrinking. Join this discussion and learn how federal agencies are storing more, yet spending less on storage. If you need to cut your IT budget, doesn't it make sense to start with one of your biggest line items? Tune in as our panelists present real examples that show how agencies are containing large volumes while capturing savings—with storage that's faster, easier to manage, and more secure. Find out the keys to storage efficiency: buying less hardware, eliminating redundant data, streamlining backup/recovery, avoiding network or bandwidth upgrades, and reducing everyday operating costs."

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 12:30pm 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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DISA tackles big IT vision with shrinking budget

The Defense Information Systems Agency is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this week. Enterprise technologies and standardization are key themes. DISA has told its public and private sector partners that it intends to do all of the above, even in a climate in which budgetary resources are declining.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:28am EDT
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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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DISA takes lead in virtualization efforts

DISA is working on a follow-on contract to the current deal that includes virtualization services the follow-on is expected to be awarded in 2014.

Tuesday - 08/16/2011, 06:08pm EDT

After pause, Army prepares for 'gangbusters' enterprise email transition

The Army will begin lifting its finger off of the pause button for enterprise email within the next few days, the service's chief information officer said.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:29am EDT
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Contracting at GSA's Integrated Technology Service

Host Roger Waldron will talk government contracting with Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for the Integrated Technology Service at GSA's Federal Acquistion Service.
August 2, 2011(Encore presentation August 16, 2011)

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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Securing smartphones for the war zone

Making DoD's smart phones smarter and safer. Hear from John Herrema, Senior Vice President of corporate strategy at Good Technology

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 06:05pm EDT
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DoD presses ahead on secure smartphones

Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:03am EDT
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DISA cloud contract for all of DoD?

A single Defense department cloud email system might be in the works. Learn more in today's DoD report

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 11:24am EDT

DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT

GAO to reaffirms right to hear task order protests

Even though the legislative authority expired in May, GAO determined it still can decide task order complaints because of the Competition in Contracting Act.

Wednesday - 06/15/2011, 07:57am EDT
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DISA to manage mega-gadgets

DISA has plans to manage and monitor a million cellphones and other mobile gadgets.

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 09:40am EDT

Desktops fade, telework options grow

Census and DISA are losing the hardwires in favor of mobility.

Monday - 05/16/2011, 04:00am EDT

DISA employees staying on, despite BRAC

Seventy percent of the Defense Information System Agency's workers are making the move to Ft. Meade, Md. DISA, however, is keeping the pipeline of potential new hires stocked and taking steps to improve the hiring process. Vendors also have not seen a large exit of employees, but could later this fall.

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 07:56am EDT
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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:50am EDT
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Ft. Meade confronts transportation challenge

Bert Rice, director of transformation at Ft. Meade, who says the construction is nearly complete. Now, as he tells Federal News Radio, it's time to focus on the "transportation challenge."

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 10:40am EDT
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DISA offers telework as an alternative to BRAC traffic

In the latest installment of BRAC Impact: A Federal News Radio and WTOP In-Depth Series, Jack Penkoske discusses about the telework option to help with the transportation challenges brought on by BRAC.

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 08:17am EDT
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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm EDT
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