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DoD standardizing, synchronizing cyber training

The department is creating and trying out a universal curriculum for five foundational cyber roles in 2013. DISA is leading the effort and will add new roles next year as it refines the training. The agency says it is doing all it can to synchronize its training not just across DoD, but across the entire federal government in line with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE).

Tags: DoD , workforce , readiness , DISA , cybersecurity , cybersecurity training , NIST , National Initiative for Cyber Education , Henry Sienkiewicz , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 01/21/2013, 05:41am EST
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Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Tags: technology , DoD , Joint Information Environment , Martin Westphal , GCSS , standards , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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TBI treatment improves after 10 years of war

Dr. Andrew Ritcheson of DRC spoke the to Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about what medical professionals have learned from 10 years of war about treating traumatic brain injuries.

Tags: TBI , PTSD , Andrew Ritcheson , Federal Drive , AFCEA Health IT Day 2012 , technology , DoD , Veterans Affairs , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 11:40am EDT
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DISA offers 'off-ramps' for military services' IT expenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency sees itself as a safety valve for increasing pressure on military services' IT budgets. At a meeting of CIOs last week, DISA told the military services they could offload commodity IT services to their data centers.

Tags: DoD , DISA , Army , Joint Information Environment , enterprise email , cloud computing , Ronnie Hawkins , Jared Serbu , technology , budget

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Agencies face clunky switch to agile IT development

Departments face challenges with contracting, hardware and policies, two years after OMB included agile development in its 25-point IT reform plan. The approach aims to make development more effective and efficient, but the switch itself has been far from agile.

Tags: technology , agile development , Shawn Kingsberry , Vivek Kundra , Thomas Sasala , Mark Schwartz , 25-point IT reform plan , Ruben Gomez , Recovery Board , Citizen and Immigration Services , Army IT agency

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:20am EDT
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Agencies struggle to grasp mobile cybersecurity

NIST, DHS experts say protecting smartphones and tablets shouldn't be any different than securing typical desktop or laptop computers. DHS will release mobile security reference architecture to help agencies understand common concepts. NIST is updating security control guide with 250 new requirements, including mobile controls.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Sean Donelan , DHS , Ron Ross , NIST , cybersecurity , Digital Government Strategy , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 10:37am EDT
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All things AFCEA

Former AFCEA Central Maryland presidents Chuck Taylor and Jerry Schepers will talk about the organization and its activities.
May 21, 2012

Tags: Protheus Technologies , Praxis Engineering , AFCEA Central Maryland , Small business contracting , networking , STEM , acquisition , contracting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/21/2012, 10:03pm EDT
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Navy says CANES network is 44 percent cheaper than expected

Competition, reliance on commercial technology drove down prices for IT consolidation on ships, Navy official says. The service still is figuring out how to integrate CANES with its NGEN shore-based system. The RFP for NGEN is expected any day.

Tags: DoD , technology , CANES , NGEN , NMCI , DJ LeGoff , Northrop Grumman , Navy , William Leigher , contracting , industry , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , Air Force , Defense , industry , David Van Buren , SBA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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Secure Information Sharing - Live from the 2012 AFCEA Homeland Security Conference

March 6th at 12pm

Program will discuss the Progress Report on Information Sharing, Top Priorities for Secure Information Sharing, Key Challenges or Barriers to still overcome,Identifying the Type of Information Needed to Share, and A Vision for The Future

Tags: Justin Murphy , Neill Tipton , Elaine Cummins , Robert Carey , Kshemendra Paul , Jim Flyzik , Federal Executie Forum , technology ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:34pm EST
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