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When life deals you furloughs make ... furloughade?

Two furloughed feds share how they turned the negative of an unpaid day off into a positive. One performed service projects for the community where he lives. The other launched a website to keep feds informed about sequestration and furloughs.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , Federal Drive , Warren Schaeffer , Eric Lackey , DoD , workforce , Michael OConnell , Face of Furloughs

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:44pm EDT
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DoD 'sprints' toward IT acquisition, accepts more risk

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency says the agency will spend the next year focusing on a faster, more agile acquisition process to accelerate the way it delivers technology, rather than letting procurements drag on for years.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , acquisition , Ronnie Hawkins , Jennifer Carter , Mark Orndorff , Kathleen Miller , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 05:56am EDT
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DISA to overhaul DoD's voice, video, data services

The Defense Information Systems Agency will issue several contracts under a unified capabilities initiative to move virtually all of DoD's communications onto Internet Protocol-based networks, and to better integrate voice, video and data services.

Tags: DoD , technology , unified communications , Cindy Moran , Jennifer Carter , industry , contracting , Voice over IP , telecommunications , Jared Serbu

Monday - 08/12/2013, 05:56am EDT
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As DoD builds its first mobile infrastructure, officials try to avoid past mistakes

Defense Department's decision to centralize management of mobile technology is borne out of painful lessons from regular old wired IT networks. Budget pressure, officials say, makes it easier to sell the concept of doing things once and sharing the results.

Tags: DoD , technology , mobility , Army , Gary Blohm , Brian Teeple , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/09/2013, 06:11am EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
August 8, 2013

Tags: technology , Dave Bennett , Ask the CIO , network consolidation , wireless network , Virtualization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 10:51am EDT
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DISA putting pieces in place to become one-stop, cloud-services shop

The Defense Information Systems Agency is targeting the third or fourth quarter of 2014 for full operational capability of its cloud broker service. DoD components will use automated tools to choose cloud computing services from DoD, other agencies or private providers.

Tags: DoD , cloud computing , technology , Joint Information Environment , Ronnie Hawkins , cloud broker services , enterprise email , unified communications , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:40am EDT
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Federal mobile apps lack standard security processes

DHS, DISA and GSA are heading down similar but different paths to ensure mobile apps are secure before being allowed on devices or networks. NIST is developing voluntary guidelines to improve mobile software security based on work done in other industry sectors.

Tags: technology , DHS , Robert Palmer , Christine Dillman , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Jacob Parcell , GSA , cybersecurity , mobile computing , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 05:18am EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
June 13, 2013

Tags: technology , Dave Bennett , DoD , Ask the CIO , network consolidation , wireless network , Virtualization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 10:51am EDT
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Next-gen Apple devices cleared to join Defense IT networks

The Defense Information Security Agency has approved a security guide for iOS 6 making it the third mobile operating system to meet the requirements this month. The agency said it will award a mobile device management system in a few months.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , mobile , Apple , iO6 , cybersecurity , Mark Orndorff , Sean McCalley

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:22pm EDT

DoD upends slow approval process for mobile devices

In the past, DoD's security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.

Tags: DoD , technology , STIG , Samsung , mobile , Android , Android Knox , John Hickey , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:04pm EDT
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