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Growth of bases means more creature comforts for feds

For military bases in the national capital region, forget the "closure" part of Base Realignment and Closure. The 2005 BRAC round means huge growth at bases around Washington, and along with it, a need for new infrastructure and creature comforts for the growing workforce.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Fort Meade , Fort Belvoir , David Bullock , Dan Thomas , Don Carr , Travis Edwards , Mark Center , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:23pm EDT
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DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , Army , Jason Miller , technology , DoD , Henry Sienkiewicz , Chuck Chapdelaine , Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical , Navy , Air Force , Ft. Meade , Records management , IP network , Health IT , Data center consolidation

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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Ft. Meade commander sees more growth after BRAC

In a column for Federal News Radio, Ft. Meade Commander Col. Dan Thomas says, "By this fall, the official worker population of Fort Meade will have grown to more than 48,000. This is 13,000 more personnel than we had three years ago - you do the math: if BRAC growth is 5,400, who are all these other people?"

Tags: Ft. Meade , Dan Thomas , BRAC , BRAC Impact , Defense Media Activity , Defense Adjudications , Cyber Command , Army , DoD

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 11:01am EDT
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Survey: Feds anxiety over BRAC high

Federal News Radio conducted an online survey about how the changes to DoD's structure and facilities is affecting federal employees. Respondents expressed frustration over planning, concern over traffic, and doubt about whether moving offices will improve how they meet their mission.

Tags: BRAC Impact , BRAC , telework , collaboration , Ft. Meade , Jason Miller , DoD , Congress

Monday - 05/09/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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Part 4: A traffic 'meltdown' waiting to happen?

When Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, takes a look at the local BRAC sites -- the Mark Center, Fort Belvoir, Quantico Marine Base, Bethesda Naval and Fort Meade -- he sees a "meltdown."

Tags: BRAC , Fort Belvoir , Quantico Marine Base , Mark Center , Bethesda Naval , Fort Meade , Adam Tuss ,

Monday - 05/09/2011, 03:35pm EDT
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BRAC links and resources

Federal News Radio has compiled a list of important links and resources on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DoD , Army , Air Force , Marine Corps , Navy , Ft. Meade , Ft. Belvoir , Mark Center

Monday - 05/09/2011, 02:00am EDT

DISA awards $90 million to SAIC for IT

Days after landing a $21 million contract with Agriculture, SAIC has gotten a new contract.

Tags: contracting , DoD Report , SAIC ,

Friday - 05/06/2011, 08:40am EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Tags: Air Force , Army , cloud computing , Congress , email as a service , House Armed Services Committee , Navy

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , Navy , Air Force , Mike Krieger , Ronnie Hawkins , enterprise email , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Enterprise email could pave way for single DoD sign-on

The Defense Department is creating identity and access management tools as an enterprise service across the department. One possible way ahead, leaders say, is a single authoritative digital identity system the Defense Information Systems Agency created to support the Army's move to enterprise email.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , enterprise email , identity management , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , Jack Wilmer , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/29/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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