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DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , Beth McGrath , DoD , Army , financial management , agile development , acquisition regulations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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Air Force app prepares for life in service

Carol Wall is Air Force project manager of the Air Education and Training Command's future capabilities branch of the future learning division.

Tags: Carol Wall , DoD , app , technology , Federal Drive

Friday - 06/17/2011, 02:59pm EDT
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Harris launches cyber integration center for cloud

Retired Air Force Major General Dale Meyerrose is the vice president and general manager of Cyber and Information Assurance for the Harris Corporation. He is here to tell us what a new facility can offer to your agency's cloud computing needs.

Tags: Dale Meyerrose , Harris Corporation , cloud computing , technology , In Depth

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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Raytheon wins $21M Air Force contract for combat ID system

The system is to identify other combat units and prevent fratricide.

Tags: Raytheon , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:40pm EDT

Thousands of Air Force and federal jobs to go unfilled

For every two vacancies in the Air Force civilian ranks, only one person will be hired.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , SSA , DoJ , Smithsonian , State , pay and benefits , Defense , budget , 2011 budget , hiring

Monday - 05/23/2011, 10:40am EDT

Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Army , DHS , USDA , acquisition workforce , annuitants , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

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.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Army , Jason Miller , technology , DoD , Henry Sienkiewicz , Chuck Chapdelaine , Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical , Navy , Ft. Meade , records management , IP network , health IT , data center consolidation

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am 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.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DoD , Army , Marine Corps , Navy , DISA , Ft. Meade , Ft. Belvoir , Mark Center

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am 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 [...]

Tags: Army , cloud computing , Congress , DISA , email as a service , House Armed Services Committee , Navy

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

Who pays for the F-35 alternate engine?

The Pentagon has been telling Congress for years it doesn't want the F136 alternative engine for the F35 fighter jet, because it costs too much money.

Tags: F-35 , fighter jet , DoD , Dale Church , F136 alternative engine , GE , Rolls Royce , contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:14pm EDT
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