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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is having success with a new data transparency effort designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain that the initiative is designed to track all of DoD's business arrangements with a given vendor, allowing individual contracting officers to learn from past deals.

Tags: data transparency , acquisition , industry , technology , Contracting officers , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/07/2014, 07:47am EST
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Pentagon pushes data transparency to get better deals

DoD contracting officers now are required to upload the outcomes of their large sole-source procurements into a centralized database. This is part of a Pentagon effort to make sure the government has as much information as possible when it strikes deals with vendors for the same products it's bought before.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Shay Assad , Contractor Business Analysis Repository , Better Buying Power , data transparency , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu , Contracting officers , technology

Friday - 11/07/2014, 03:32am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's having success with a new data transparency effort that's designed to drive better business deals on sole-source contracts. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the initiative is designed to track all of its business arrangements with a certain vendor, so individual contracting officers can learn from past deals.

Tags: Jared Serbu , IT , technology , defense , acquisition

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:00pm EST
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Navy is moving its email to the cloud - only questions are how and when

The Navy is testing Microsoft's Office 365 as one potential option for migrating its email users to a cloud-based service. But the cost of securing the system is yet to be determined.

Tags: Navy , technology , DISA , Victor Gavin , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Terry Halvorsen , Google , Microsoft , NGEN , NMCI , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 03:58am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top IT acquisition official says he takes it as a given that the Navy will migrate its email services to the cloud. The only question is how. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on pilot programs that are designed to provide answers.

Tags: Jared Serbu , In Depth , Navy , acquisition , information technology , email , cloud computing ,

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:30pm EST
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On DoD: Lt. Gen. James McConville, Army deputy chief of staff for personnel, and Robert Hale, former DoD comptroller

On this week's On DoD, some thoughts on the Army drawdown from the Army's chief personnel officer.

Tags: James McConville , Army , On DoD , Bob Hale , Booz Allen Hamilton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 02:16pm EST
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For DoD, open architectures turn from a nice idea to a budget imperative

The Pentagon has professed for years that that open architectures were a great idea. Shrinking budgets might make them the default option.

Tags: Army , Navy , acquisition , Open Systems Architecture , Michael Williamson , William Bray , David Dunaway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:03am EST
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Retired Navy Rear Adm. Terry McKnight

A new future of electronic warfare is coming to the Navy. But budget pressure may stunt the growth of that future. Retired Navy Rear Adm. Terry McKnight is former commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2, and former commandant of Naval District Washington. He's also former deputy commander of Joint Force Headquarters in the National Capital region. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the time is ripe for a successor to the ANSLQ 32 electronic warfare suite.

Tags: Terry McKnight , Navy , In Depth

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:16pm EST
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Navy's 'awakening' means cyber threats aren't just an IT problem

A new task force widens the Navy's cybersecurity aperture worrying about ships and airplanes as being vulnerable to attack just as email and database servers are.

Tags: Navy , technology , cybersecurity , NMCI , Matthew Swartz , Cyber Awakening , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/03/2014, 05:46am EST
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The beginning of a HSPD-12 rewrite?

Rumors have been circulating over the last few months about a possible reconsideration of the identity management technologies agencies are implementing under Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12).

Tags: technology , HSPD-12 , identity managment , GSA , NIST , Commerce , OMB , Jim Sheire , Grant Schneider , Mike Maraya , Paul Grant , Deb Gallagher , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST
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