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Fixed price contracting the future in Army?

At least one Senior Army Official says fixed-price contracting might not be the way to go for the Army.

Tags: DoD Report , contracting , fixed price contracts , Barack Obama , White House , Executive Gov , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 03:37pm EDT

Arlington Cemetery updates call center data

The cemetery's call center now has access to data and can answer every inquiry from veterans and family members.

Tags: technology , Kathryn Condon , IT Agency , Arlington National Cemetery , IT services , jason miller

Monday - 03/14/2011, 08:02pm EDT

Army teeing up acquisition reforms

The Defense Department's efficiencies initiative isn't just about internal DoD processes, the Army's acquisition chief said Wednesday. The service wants its vendors to help find ways to reduce costs and take on risk in the process, he said.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Malcolm O'Neill , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Professional Services Council , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 07:06am EST
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Army ready to take wi-fi to the battlefield

The Army plans to field smart phones that can work under three wireless technologies.

Tags: federal drive , DoD Report , technology , Wireless Technology ,

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 10:40am EST

Army names Susan Lawrence new CIO

The Army appointed Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence as chief information officer on Thursday.

Tags: Susan Lawrence , CIO , technology , Jeff Sorenson , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 03/04/2011, 04:38pm EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , VA , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , jason miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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Army forging ahead on smartphone tests

The service says it's getting closer to determining the path forward for issuing smartphones to soldiers in the field. It's something the service says could eventually provide warfighters with an all-in-one platform for training, battlefield communications and more.

Tags: DoD , technology , smartphones , Michael Vane , mobile technology , iPhone , Android , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:54am EST
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Petraeus to investigate psych op claims

After allegations emerged that the Army may have illegally carried out psychological operations on Congressional delegations to secure increased funding for the war in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petreaus will investigate the matter.

Tags: DoD Report , David Petraeus , psychology , The Hill , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 03:22pm EST

Pentagon to make building access easier

The Defense Department is making the Pentagon's physical access control system accept Common Access Cards. Currently, people who work at the Defense headquarters and other facilities must carry two secure identity cards. The Army also will test giving smart cards to retirees.

Tags: technology , DoD , Mary Dixon , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , Defense Manpower Data Center , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , physical access control , identity management , HSPD-12 , jason miller

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:40am EST
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