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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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Navy struggles to find the way ahead on big data

The Navy is in the early stages of trying to figure out how to move from a net-centric view of its information systems to one that focuses on the data itself. The service is looking to the experiences of the intelligence community to improve data tagging and data sharing.

Tags: Navy , NGEN , Jan Tighe , information sharing , big data , Intelligence community , cloud computing , Jared Serbu , data management , network management

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:27am EST
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DISA pushes efficiency, security virtues of DoD private cloud

DoD dollars are coming down, and cyber threats are rising. The Defense Information Systems Agency says the enterprise services it's trying to build for the entire military are one answer to both problems.

Tags: DISA , cloud computing , technology , enterprise IT , enterprise email , Mark Orndorff , Tony Montemarano , Alfred Rivera , David Mihelcic , Jared Serbu , cybersecurity , DoD

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:24am EST
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DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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AFCEA Conference concentrates on IT challenges

Officials responsible for protecting our borders, and deciding who gets into this country, and who doesn't, are increasingly turning to information technology-based solutions. The challenge becomes even more interesting when trying to make IT systems from different agencies and even different cabinet-level departments work quickly and seamlessly.

Tags: mngt , technology , Max Cacas

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 06:40pm EST
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Congress turns up heat on DoD business systems

The department's chief management officer must certify all business systems that are expected to cost more than $100 million over their lifecycle meet certain requirements. This is the second time in five years lawmakers are trying to fix these business systems problems. DoD also trying to standardize 15 core business functions in an effort to overcome these challenges.

Tags: technology , management , Beth McGrath , Doug Webster , DoD , Business Transformation Agency , IAC , Business systems architecture , Business process reengineering , Chief management officer

Wednesday - 03/03/2010, 07:15am EST
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