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The Pentagon's new Cyber Command could end up in Maryland, according to the Maryland Gazette. The Obama administration is finalizing plans for a new Pentagon command to coordinate the security of military computer networks and to develop new offensive cyber-weapons.
Dave Wennergren, the Defense Department's deputy chief information officer, explains why on this week's show.
Dec. 10, 2009
Reporter went out with USCG after 9/11 training simulation caused controversy.
Lawmakers express optimism about information exchange progress
President Obama will issue an executive order in the next week detailing steps agencies must take to reduce the amount of improper payments. OMB will set up a new online dashboard to track these expenditures, similar to the one for IT projects. Executive order also will implement stricter requirements for contractors to report overpayments.
Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.
Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , OFPP , DoD , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce
Commissioner Dov Zakheim told FederalNewsRadio DCAA and DCMA "just didn't seem to be working in harness, and we got assurances, very, very firm assurances, from a very senior Defense official, Mr. Shay Assad, who said he's going to have it sorted out in 30 days. And frankly, we believe him."
There is no precise figure for how many contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan.
What happened with Aerospace & Defense spending in 2009 and where will it go in 2010? We ask a senior advisor for Aerospace and Defense at Deloitte.
In our next installment of "Top Ten for 2010", Federal News Radio looks at a battle of two bidders.