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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

Oshkosh wins $226 million Army contract

The Army has awarded the Oshkosh Corporation a $226 million contract for 5,131 underbody improvement kits for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicle.

Tags: DoD , Oshkosh , industry , acquisition , contracting , Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicl , In Depth , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 08:06pm EDT

Pentagon prepares for another uniform change

After losing the dreaded black berets, Army soldiers who work at the Pentagon face yet another uniform change. They will soon abandon the current combat uniform for more businesslike attire.

Tags: defense , Army Combat uniform , Army Service Uniform , Sergeant Major Raymond Chandler , Courtney Thompson , DoD Report

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Reporters' roundup: Pentagon soldiers to shed camouflage

Soldiers working at the Pentagon will trade their combat camouflage for business-like uniforms.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Pentagon , policy , DoD Report

Monday - 06/20/2011, 08:40pm EDT
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