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DoD initiative will save fuel, improve security

Sharon Burke, the assistant secretary of defense for operational energy plans and programs, says saving energy takes risks out of the battlefield.

Tags: DoD , Sharon Burke , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Marine Corps , Green government , energy savings

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 01:06pm EST
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Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Workforce , cyberworkforce , Air Force , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , SANS Institute , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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Army tests radiowave software

The software can even transmit digital maps and videos, and the Pentagon says this is helping reduce the risk of navigating enemy territory.

Tags: DoD Report , Technology , Rifleman Radio , In Depth

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 03:46pm EST

Army IDs remains of last missing soldier in Iraq

Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie was an Army interpreter who was born in Iraq and lived in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was kidnapped at gunpoint in October 2006 when he sneaked off base on a motorcycle to visit his Iraqi wife in central Baghdad.

Tags: DoD , Iraq ,

Sunday - 02/26/2012, 02:56pm EST

Enterprise email forcing broader changes for the Army

The Army and DISA are using more disciplined processes to implement technology upgrades. Email-in-the-cloud also is giving the Army better a firmer cyber posture, and it opens the door for a host of emerging technologies because of better identity management.

Tags: Technology , Mike Krieger , David Simpson , Stephen Smith , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , DISA , AFCEA DC , Reggie Brothers , Research and development , identity management , Jason Miller , ITIL , DoD

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 05:15am EST
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Army to resume moving email to the cloud March 17

Deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the Secretary of the Army certified the program as technically and financially sound.

Tags: DoD , Technology , cloud computing , Mike Krieger , Email-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/17/2012, 08:19pm EST

Panetta calls troop cuts in Europe 'necessary'

Two Germany-based Army brigades will be brought home in 2014. By 2017, the number of U.S. service members in Europe will drop from about 80,000 now to 70,000.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Leon Panetta ,

Friday - 02/17/2012, 09:45am EST

Army systems giving clearer picture of force readiness

The Enterprise Management Decision Support pulls data from 18 different databases to help senior leaders understand the state of divisions, brigades or battalions. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon said the system helped cut down the time it takes to collect this data by 90 percent.
February 16, 2012(Encore presentation April 12, 2012)

Tags: Technology , Bobby Saxon , Enterprise Management Decision Support , data management , Jason Miller , Force management , Ask the CIO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Army on track to auditablity and oversight

Jim Watkins, the Army's director of accountability and audit readiness, says the Army wants to demonstrate to taxpayers that they're good stewards of the resources that taxpayers have provided.

Tags: Jim Watkins , budget , Federal Drive , Government Management Reform Act , DoD

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 11:53am EST
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Army's Fort Bliss finding cost-savings in green performance contracts

Fort Bliss announced the contract award after President Obama called on agencies to save $2 billion using the tool.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , Fort Bliss , Green government , Contracting , Federal Drive

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:00pm EST
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