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Air Force marks 4,500 more civilian jobs for elimination

The Air Force has targeted an additional 4,500 civilian positions for elimination as it completes a broad restructuring of its civilian workforce. The latest reductions follow a rebalancing in November, which saw 9,000 positions marked for elimination and a second wave of buyouts announced Jan. 3.

Tags: Air Force , budget , workforce , buyouts , RIFs , efficiencies

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 08:28pm EST

Air Force to phase out older aircraft?

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Dunn, president and CEO of the Air Force Association, discussed the Air Force's purported plans to scale back on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Air Force , budget , In Depth , Francis Rose , NDU , Michael Dunn , Air Force Association

Wednesday - 01/11/2012, 07:09pm EST
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Basla to be named Air Force CIO following Lord's July departure

The Air Force has announced Lt. Gen. Bill Lord, will retire as the service's chief information officer at the end of July. Taking over for Lord, who was named chief of warfighting integration and the chief information officer in July 2009, will be Lt. Gen. Michael Basla.

Tags: Air Force , technology , people , William Lord , Michael Basla , IT

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 08:41pm EST

2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tags: American Association for the Advancement of Science , budget , research and development , NASA , Energy , NIST , NSF , Commerce , innovation , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

FedRAMP includes 168 security controls

The Joint Authorization Board releases specific requirements around each of the security controls for FedRAMP for systems needing low and moderate security levels. GSA and IAC will hold an industry day Wednesday.

Tags: technology , GSA , DHS , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , third-party accreditors , NIST , IAC , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 01/09/2012, 06:10pm EST

Cyber test gives Army Corps faith in system resilience

The DoD Cyber Command poked and prodded the Army Corps' Los Angeles district's network during a recent Command Cyber Readiness Inspection. Army Corps of Engineers CIO Bob Kazimer said the analysis will give the rest of the agency lessons learned to improve cybersecurity across the Corps.
December 15, 2011

Tags: technology , Bob Kazimer , Army Corps of Engineers , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Virtualization , Lockheed Martin , A-76 , IT services , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 09:07pm EST
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Army's migration to cloud email pushed back at least 45 days

Congress wants two reports on enterprise email: one from the Army that is due by Jan. 31 and another from DoD CIO Teri Takai by June. Army deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the requirement for a report caused the service to delay the program for 30 days and would push back the final migration date to at least mid-May.

Tags: technology , Mike Krieger , Army , Teri Takai , cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Congress , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/09/2012, 02:14pm EST

Stealth bomber bright spot in DoD inventory?

A long-range stealth bomber may be the only major new program in the foreseeable future given the $490 billion the Pentagon must cut from it's budget over the next decade. The "optionally manned" aircraft will be first new bomber design since Northrop Grumman's B-2 nearly 30 years ago.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose , Northrop Grumman , Lockheed Martin , Boeing

Monday - 01/09/2012, 03:25pm EST

ASI Government, ManTech complete acquisitions

Federal acquisition consultant ASI Government has purchased Frontline Solutions Corporation, a technical assistance company that provides support services to the intelligence community and the Defense Department.

Tags: ASI Government , Frontline Solutions Corporation , Chris Comstock , Kymm McCabe , ManTech , Evolvent , technology , acquisition , HHS , VA , heatlh care

Monday - 01/09/2012, 10:58am EST

DoD will be able to fight more than one war at a time

Pentagon Press Secretary George Little says the United States will still be able to conduct more than a single war at one time.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , George Little , Congress , budget

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:33am EST
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