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AF Space Command Restructured

Air Force headquarters is restructuring parts of its space program. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley says the changes will streamline space operations, and will apply to headquarters, but not field offices. The review involved over 70 key people and organizations, including the Air Force, the Department of Defense, Congress and other space related groups within government and the commercial sector. Among the changes, the Air Force undersecretary will take charge of the space program. Also, the job of space acquisition has been moved out of the undersecretary of the Air Force's office to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. The Secretary says the changes will allow Air Force to perform space work in a more streamlined and effective way, with the ultimate goal of providing the best space support to the warfighter.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology Report , Air Forces , Michael Donley , DoD , Scott Carr

Friday - 09/03/2010, 11:42am EDT

Will your agency's cybersecurity mandate change?

Your agency's cybersecurity marching orders may be changing. Former cyber czar Melissa Hathaway joined In Depth with Francis Rose with the latest analysis of bills in Congress that could change the nation's cybersecurity mandate. She tells Federal News Radio that it's down to two bills and one could have an impact on the role of CIOs.

Tags: In Depth , technology , cybersecurity , Francis Rose , FISMA , Melissa Hathaway , Vyomika Jairam

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 08:52pm EDT
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Pay/Telework Decisions Coming Up...

Congress returns next week to deal with federal pay and teleworking issues, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, and as a side effect, returns Washington, D.C.'s traffic to its normal nightmare status...

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , Federal Report , telework ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 04:00am EDT

Iran uranium is a "threat"

The former chief of U.N. nuclear inspections worldwide, told Le Monde newspaper that Iran has stockpiled enough low-enriched uranium for 1-2 nuclear weapons. But Olli Heinonen, said it would not make sense for it to "cross the bomb-making threshold with such a small amount". He also said Iran's uranium reserve still represented a "threat." Pentagon officials told Congress last spring Iran could produce enough highly enriched uranium for a one nuclear weapon in as little as a year.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Iran , Le Monde , Olli Heinonen , J.J. Green

Monday - 08/30/2010, 11:55am EDT

Study aims at improving Congressional Web sites

In today's technologically advanced world, a company's Web site can be a help or a hindrance. It's the key way to get information out to citizens.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , technology , best practices

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:31pm EDT
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Lame Ducks & Your Pay Raise

Is there a pay raise in your immediate future? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says while it's on target its fate is tied to the economy, the political climate and maybe a few dozen about to be lame-duck members of Congress.

Tags: Mike Causey , pay and benefits , lame duck session , cost of living allowance , pay raise

Monday - 08/16/2010, 04:00am EDT

Patriot Missiles to Kuwait

The Pentagon is going to sell about 200 Patriot missiles worth about $900 million to Kuwait. The goal is to build up anti-missile systems in the Persian Gulf. The Associated Press's Anne Flaherty writes, the initiative is aimed at defending Gulf allies against potential Iranian missile strikes and to signal to Tehran that any aggression would not go unanswered. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced Wednesday that it had notified Congress of the proposed sale. Congress could object but is not expected to do so.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Kuwait , Persian Gulf , Anne Flaherty , J.J. Green

Thursday - 08/12/2010, 12:07pm EDT

Congress' end of session checklist

A look at the Congressional agenda

Tags: The Hill , Ian Swanson , Federal Drive , appropriations

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 09:31am EDT
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Three days to recess: where's your funding?

FY 2011 funding, Kagan, cybersecurity... What, if anything, will get done before the end of the week? We ask Ian Swanson, a news editor for The Hill.

Tags: Federal Drive , funding FY 2011 , Ian Swanson , The Hill

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 09:35am EDT
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Holbrooke says war is win-able

Difficult but the war in Afghanistan can succeed. The words of Richard Holbrook, the top U.S envoy in Afghanistan and Pakistan yesterday before Congress at an oversight hearing on money being spent on the nine year old war in Afghanistan. Lawmakers expressed concern about corruption that's eaten up millions of dollars. Holbrooke said this is the toughest job he's ever had.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Afghanistan , Richard Holbrook , Pakistan , J.J. Green

Thursday - 07/29/2010, 11:01am EDT
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