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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Tags: DoD , technology , Data center consolidation , COOP , IT reform , Army Information Technology Agency , pentagon , Donald Adcock , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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Senate Approps wants DoD to use commercial batteries

The committee says the battery issue threatens battlefield effectiveness.

Tags: DoD Report , Next Gov , Senate Appropriations Committee , In Depth

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 05:20pm EDT

Army improves Arlington National Cemetery management

The Army is reporting progress in cleaning up management of Arlington National Cemetery. The cemetery was hit last year by a scandal revealing misidentified graves and a dysfunctional leadership team.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , John McHugh , Arlington National Cemetery

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 09:50am EDT

DoD presses ahead on secure smartphones

Android devices are next up in DoD's effort to get off-the-shelf smartphones up to snuff with the Pentagon's security needs. Also, the Army looks for a better way to do two-factor authentication on mobile devices.

Tags: Defense , technology , mobile , DoD , Anmy Torres , Steven Smith , DISA , CAC , HSPD-12 , Jared Serbu

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:03am EDT
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Pentagon Solutions: Army aims for net zero energy

Katherine Hammack is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations & Environment in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Katherine Hammack , conservation , environment

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Lockheed to fly intel blimps over Afghanistan

The Army contract calls for 29 blimp-like vehicles that will carry sophisticated surveillance equipment above the terrain of Afghanistan for constant intelligence.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Lockheed Martin , contracting , industry , intelligence

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 09:40am EDT

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 , Air Force , financial management , agile development , acquisition regulations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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General Dynamics wins Army contract extension

The Army has awarded a $286 million contract to General Dynamics for the production of air-to-ground rockets. Under the contract, the Hydra-70 rockets are to be delivered by April 2015.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , General Dynamics , industry

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 08:40am EDT
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