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Air Force: Accessing WikILeaks violates Espionage Act

The Air Force Materiel Command has issued new guidance that says the leaked documents are protected by the Espionage Act.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , WikiLeaks , Espionage Act , classified documents , Dorobek Insider , Secrecy News

Monday - 02/07/2011, 01:45pm EST

Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Air Force's Gorgon Stare drone "unsuitable"

The Air Force's hottest new surveillance aircraft is a little nearsighted. An internal Air Force report says the Gorgon Stare drone is not ready to be deployed.

Tags: Federal Drive , Gorgon Stare , DoD Report , drone , Defense

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 10:40am EST

BAE secures F-35 software contract

BAE Systems has signed a $3.8 million contract to continue supplying the secure operating system that runs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's mission-planning software.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , contracting , F-35 , BAE ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 09:30am EST

Air Force to cut IT costs by 25 percent

IT consolidation and efficiency efforts within the Air Force are part of the service's contribution to Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, Air Force Secretary Mike Donley said Wednesday. He expects to shave more than $1 billion from the service's IT expenses.

Tags: DoD , technology , Mike Donley , cloud computing , IT consolidation , budget , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 07:16pm EST

Air Force advisor gives tips for working with private sector

This week on Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin talks to Riley Repko, the senior advisor for cybersecurity to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Requirements at the Air Force.
December 30, 2010

Tags: cybersecurity , Riley Repko , DoD , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Security Spotlight

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 02:01am EST
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Air Force develops remote health sensors

The Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor is a new technology that would allow soldiers to be monitored remotely

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , Battlefield Automatic Life Status Monitor , QinetiQ North America , Dianne Popik

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 09:40am EST
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Air Force ban of thumb drives is temporary WikiLeaks solution

Information Security reports that a security expert says the Air Force ban of thumb drives will not solve the problem of how to prevent classified leaks, such as in the WikiLeaks incident.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , information security , WikiLeaks , thumb drives , security , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 12/20/2010, 02:41pm EST
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