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Obama Opts Out of Procurement Reform

The President delegated reform appropriately, except that the person to whom he delegated the task doesn't yet exist.

Tags: Lurita Doan , OMB , Barack Obama , procurement reform , acquisition , SARA Panel , Federal Acquisition Institute , Defense Acquisition University , oversight , OFPP , Daniel Gordon , Peter Drucker , GSA , DHS

Monday - 11/02/2009, 11:09am EST
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How'd They Do That?

By now you've asked yourself how did it happen? Navy seal snipers shot three pirates to death in the dark of night, at a considerable distance and two of rounds that killed the pirates actually penetrated a surface they could not see through. Or could they? Aside from the deadly accuracy from long range that they practice, today's sophisticated military weaponry and night-time visual aids give them a distinct advantage. One source said this type of strikes happen all the time, we just don't hear about them.

Tags: Navy SEAL , Pirates

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:44pm EDT

How Many Bars do You Have?

Dropped calls are a pain, but in a warzone it could lead to injury and death. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program is working on a system that prevents disruptions in communication signals, and when they do occur, ensures the message doesn't disappear into never-never-land. The Disruption Tolerant Networking program was launched by DARPA three years ago to eliminate dropped messages that occur due to interference in the communication path, explained Preston Marshall, the program manager.

Tags: Warzone , DARPA

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:43pm EDT

Research This

What do fluorescent rodent feces, mosquito repellant and flytraps have to do with national defense? Researchers in the Pentagon's Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program focused on all of those pest-fighting innovations last week at the American Mosquito Control Association convention Some 800 scientists and insect control experts attended the event. Their attitude is that disease-carrying flies, mosquitoes and other bugs are all enemies of the U.S. Warfighter.

Tags: Pentagon , Protection Research Program

Monday - 05/04/2009, 07:41pm EDT

Ice Age -Ending

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Monday - 03/30/2009, 07:00pm EDT

Transforming Medicine

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Monday - 03/30/2009, 06:59pm EDT

New gear for a good cause

DoD announces $52.5 million in grants

Tags: Grant Nolans , security , Army , UVA , Johns Hopkins , VPI , GMU , VCU , Georgetown University

Monday - 03/09/2009, 07:40am EDT

Cyber Security: Achieving Cyber Resilience

Faced with rapid technological advancements and increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, organizations must act now to acquire or improve cyber resilience to protect their agencies or departments from theft, fraud and sabotage. Experience has shown that cyber resilience requires a coordinated approach across five areas: policy and compliance; budget; the IT enterprise architecture; acquisitions, and security operations. Determining where to focus first is often difficult. Many organizations begin with a situational assessment of their cyber health within the context of the current environment and their own business and mission imperatives. From there, organizations can quickly prioritize problems -business processes, operational, technological or personnel - and take decisive actions that will enhance cyber resilience and help reduce risk.

Tags: technology , Accenture , cyber , cyber security , IT , cyber crime , ISS , FAA , DHS , Army , CERT , Steven D. Shirley , Michael F. Brown , Army BG Steven W. Smith , Randy Vickers

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 02:21pm EST
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Federal CIOs Drive High Performance in Information Technology

The role of the chief information officer continues to evolve under the Obama administration. Today's federal CIOs are expected not only to drive efficiency, transparency and strengthen information and network security, but also to implement the best technologies and practices to establish and maintain relationships with citizens.

CIOs face additional pressure from the conflicting objectives of their mission. Among them: How does one balance the demand for immediate, transparent access to information while maintaining security and privacy? How does one reduce IT spending while improving services? What is the role of the CIO within the agency and how does one operationalize it?

We'll ask today's panelists to share their views on how to meet these challenges as well as their priorities for the next year. We'll also ask them to share how they are meeting the demands of both the public and the Obama administration while serving as agents of change.

Tags: technology , Federal CIOs Drive High Performance in IT , CIO Panel , Accenture , Obama , CIO , transparency , IT , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Federal Security Spotlight , David M. Wennergren , Michael Duffy , Treasury , Robert J. Carey , Navy

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 10:34am EST
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