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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.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Army , Jason Miller , technology , DoD , Henry Sienkiewicz , Chuck Chapdelaine , Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical , Navy , air force , 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 , air force , 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: air force , 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 , air force , F136 alternative engine , GE , Rolls Royce , contracting , In Depth

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

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , DISA , Navy , air force , Mike Krieger , Ronnie Hawkins , enterprise email , data center consolidation , cloud computing , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Information sharing 'instrumental' in bin Laden killing

Information sharing has come a long way since Sept. 11, 2001. This interagency collaboration will be key to military successes, especially as the Defense Department prepares for massive spending cuts.

Tags: Howie Chandler , air force , DoD , DoD Report , information sharing , Osama bin Laden , Steve Cooper , DHS

Monday - 05/02/2011, 11:28am EDT
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Do's and don'ts of military blogging

To give insight on what military bloggers can and can't do is milblogger and retired Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple of the Air Force.

Tags: Rex Temple , air force , DoD , blogs , technology , security , social media , In Depth

Friday - 04/29/2011, 05:36pm EDT
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New satellite to provide missile-launch warning

At nearly four times the budget, a new Air Force satellite is about to be launched nine years late.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , air force , USAF , Space-Based Infrared System

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 08:40am EDT

Pentagon Labyrinth: Richards on gaps in DoD planning

Retired Air Force Colonel Chet Richards says DoD has missed the mark in several of its big decisions during recent years. He says defense leaders are making choices that leave people scratching their heads.

Tags: Pentagon Labyrinth series , Chet Richards , DoD , budget , Dorobek Insider , air force

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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AFGE pulls out of NSPS talks

The American Federation of Government Employees said Tuesday it will no longer participate in discussions related to the future status of DoD employees who had been part of the soon-to-be-terminated National Security Personnel System. The labor organization said "union-busting" activities by the Air Force were the reason for its decision.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , congress , NSPS , AFGE , John Gage , air force , pay-for-performance , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 07:40am EDT
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