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DoD tells Congress greening doesn't affect goals

Pentagon officials try to ease lawmakers' fears about whether renewable energy projects are affecting military functions. DoD has set up a task force to look at this issue, and wants to use advanced technology to help plan for projects.

Tags: mngt , Dorothy Robyn , Jerry Hansen , Debra Tune , Solomon Ortiz , Randy Forbes , DoD , Navy , Air Force , House Armed Services Committee , green government , energy efficiency , Military readiness

Thursday - 02/25/2010, 07:10am EST
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New command at tip of DoD cyber spear, Lt. Gen. Alexander says

Services react with relief and expectation for what new organization can do for the military. Alexander says securing DoD networks is foremost focus.

Tags: technology , security , Keith Alexander , Greg Schumacher , David Senty , Sean Filipowski , Ray Letteer , DoD , NSA , Air Force , Navy , Marines Corps , DHS , AFCEA , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , workforce

Friday - 06/26/2009, 06:56am EDT
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DoD makes it official: FCS is cancelled

Memo calls for smaller scale, incremental programs. Army must have plan in place in 30 days on how it will meet new project goals.

Tags: management , contracting , Ashton Carter , Robert Gates , DoD , GAO , Boeing , SAIC , FCS

Tuesday - 06/23/2009, 06:45pm EDT

Should the Marines set up a cyber command?

Corps issues a new paper asking commanders their thoughts. The paper details issues that would lead the Marines to identify challenges and propose solutions.

Tags: technology , Marine Corps , DoD , Air Force , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:59am EDT

DoD taking CAC in new directions

Biometrics, more card memory giving military more options. In the future, employees may be able to use federal ID cards on metro.

Tags: P&B , mngt , technology , Bob Gilson , Gail Bovy , Lisa Swan , DoD , Navy , Defense Manpower Data Center , Marines , Treasury , DHS , AFCEA , biometrics , Common Access Card , Metro

Thursday - 08/06/2009, 06:30am EDT
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Data center proliferation must end, Kundra says

The number of data centers has almost tripled over the past 10 years across government. One estimate is that 80 percent of all these capabilities are underutilized. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says cloud computing is part of the answer to reducing the data center infrastructure.

Tags: contracting , technology , Gary Winkler , Jeff Sorenson , Vivek Kundra , Greg Wilshusen , Diane Watson , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , OMB , GSA , GAO , DHS , IAC/ACT , Executive Leadership Conference , data center , APCs , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:54am EDT
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More Troops

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the size of the Army will be increased temporarily by 22,000 soldiers. It's an effort to help meet the needs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other missions around the world. Gates previously increased the size of the Army and the Marine Corps after becoming Secretary of Defense. He says more troops are needed in Afghanistan because of the worsening violence there

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Defense Secretary Robert Gates , Afghanistan , Marine Corps

Tuesday - 07/21/2009, 02:39pm EDT

DISA listens to customers to create new offering

Defense agency expands software development platform for projects that require more security. Army and Navy already are using the new ProjectForge platform. DISA expects to add more functions to Forge.mil later this year.

Tags: technology , Robert Veitmeyer , DISA , Navy , software development , Forge.mil

Monday - 01/18/2010, 06:50am EST
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Ft. Hood shooting rampage update

Military officials were starting Friday to piece together what may have pushed an Army psychiatrist trained to help soldiers in distress to turn on his comrades in a shooting rampage that killed 13 people and wounded 30 in Texas.

Tags: mngt , contracting , Ft. Hood , Sagar Meghani , shooting

Friday - 11/06/2009, 09:20am EST
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Shiny new facility opens doors and collaboration between the services

A service command, Fleet Forces Command, and the Joint Forces Command, a joint command, live on the same installation, collaborate, fund and see through to completion a single building for a dual, but combined purpose.

Tags: tech , series , fallacy , USJFCOM , FFC , Joint Deployment Center , Maritime Operations Center , USMC , Navy , David Edgington

Friday - 10/23/2009, 09:27am EDT
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