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DoD to ramp up deployment of Apple, Android smartphones

The Defense Department, long beholden to BlackBerry as its main mobility solution, plans to increase its use of Apple and Android smartphones tenfold over the next year.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobility , Apple , Samsung , BlackBerry , SME-PED , Mark Orndorff , Kimberly Rice , cybersecurity , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 04:26am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Declassifying cyber doctrine, institutionalizing rapid acquisition and credit card perks

In this edition of "Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon declassifies its long-awaited joint doctrine for cyberspace operations; DoD tries to institutionalize gains on rapid acquisition, but much depends on the workforce; the Pentagon announces several policy changes to cut travel expenses; and DISA shops for expansion of its classified commercial smartphone service.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , DoD , technology , cybersecurity , acquisition , travel , mobility , Andrew Hunter , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:18am EDT

Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not ‘exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , workforce , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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Afzal Bari, Senior Technology Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Pentagon is dropping a plan to make the Defense Information Systems Agency the cloud computing broker for the Defense Department. Instead, defense components will buy their own services. That said, DISA will still be making a lot of deals with communications and technology firms in fiscal year 2015. Afzal Bari is a senior technology analyst for Bloomberg Government. He shared a list of the big deals to watch for on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , cloud computing , DoD , Afzal Bari , Bloomberg Government , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:11pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA; DISA's $12B IT contract

In this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community that you might have missed including: DoD-VA medical record sharing still too slow; VA kicks off new drive to hire docs; DISA plans follow-on to Encore II contract

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , Veterans Affairs , VA , inspector general , contracting , technology , Robert McDonald , Jennifer Carter , oversight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:47pm EDT

DISA to restructure with eye toward more agility, Cyber Command

The Defense Information Systems Agency will begin to shake up its organizational chart in significant ways beginning on Oct. 1. But officials, so far, are reluctant to discuss the details.

Tags: DoD , Ronnie Hawkins , Alan Lynn , David Bennett , Douglas Packard , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , acquisition , management , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/25/2014, 04:24am EDT
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DoD revisiting security guidelines for commercial cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which serves as the broker between Defense Department components and commercial providers of cloud computing services, says the certification standards it set for commercial providers may be too arduous for vendors. DoD also launched five pilots to test the use of commercial cloud providers and is reassessing how it develops cloud requirements.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:19am EDT
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NSA's mobility mission office puts itself out of business

The National Security Agency closed down an office dedicated to mobility, because devices and apps have become part of the fabric of everything the agency does. But NSA, like all agencies, still must figure out how to secure mobile devices using derived credentials.

Tags: technology , mobile , DoD , NSA , Mark Althouse , Greg Youst , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Defense Information Systems Agency are preparing for a significant restructuring of the organization. They hope it will make the IT agency more agile, and more able to cope with its increasing responsibilities in a time of declining budgets. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

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Monday - 08/25/2014, 09:13am EDT
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On DoD: DISA data center closures, Defense IT acquisition reform

David Bennett, the agency's Chief Information Officer and Alfred Rivera, the vice director for strategic planning join us to talk about DISA data center consolidation strategy and the path ahead.

Tags: David Bennett , DoD , technology , On DoD , Alfred Rivera , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , John Weiler

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:12pm EDT
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