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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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Ft. Meade commander sees more growth after BRAC

In a column for Federal News Radio, Ft. Meade Commander Col. Dan Thomas says, "By this fall, the official worker population of Fort Meade will have grown to more than 48,000. This is 13,000 more personnel than we had three years ago - you do the math: if BRAC growth is 5,400, who are all these other people?"

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 11:01am EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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Part 4: A traffic 'meltdown' waiting to happen?

When Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, takes a look at the local BRAC sites -- the Mark Center, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Base, Bethesda Naval and Fort Meade -- he sees a "meltdown."

Monday - 05/09/2011, 03:35pm EDT
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BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

DISA awards $90 million to SAIC for IT

Days after landing a $21 million contract with Agriculture, SAIC has gotten a new contract.

Friday - 05/06/2011, 08:40am EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Enterprise email could pave way for single DoD sign-on

The Defense Department is creating identity and access management tools as an enterprise service across the department. One possible way ahead, leaders say, is a single authoritative digital identity system the Defense Information Systems Agency created to support the Army's move to enterprise email.

Friday - 04/29/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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