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More DoD cuts called for in Obama's deficit plan

President Obama said Wednesday that a plan to cut $4 trillion in the deficit over 12 years will include spending cuts at the Defense Department.

Tags: Barack Obama , budget , deficit , Robert Gates , DoD Report

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 05:06pm EDT

Tips to brace for budget cuts

Gene Procknow is Managing Director of US Federal Government Services at Deloitte. His company works with a number of agencies, and he joins me with tips on what you can do no matter what happens with your bottom line.

Tags: Gene Procknow , Deloitte , budget , contracting , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:53pm EDT
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DoD doesn’t rule out commercial cloud vendors

When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Congress , Teri Takai

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT

Defense Acquisition University accepts accreditation from private sector training

John Thomas, Senior Vice President and Chief Systems Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, describes the company's training partnership with DAU.

Tags: John Thomas , Booz Allen , Defense Acquisition University , contracting

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 04:18pm EDT
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TRICARE is more than healthcare

DOD's Tricare Management Activity is not only one of the world's biggest health care providers. It is also a big acquisition organization. We learn more from TMA's Michael Fischetti.

Tags: FedSMC , Federal Drive , Michael Fischetti , DoD Report , Defense , acquisition , Tricare Management Activity , TRICARE , procurement

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:40am EDT
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Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: Congress , cybersecurity , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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TRICARE sustains protest in $17 billion service contract

TRICARE, the Defense Department's managed healthcare organization, said Thursday that it will reevaluate a multibillion dollar award to administer health insurance services for military members in one of its three U.S. regions.

Tags: TRICARE , Humana , UnitedHealthcare , Health Net , industry , contracting , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 04/08/2011, 06:56am EDT
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OMB to flesh out details of civilian BRAC effort

The administration expects to submit a legislative proposal to Congress by the end of April outlining how they will create a board to improve the process to dispose of excess property. OMB controller Danny Werfel said the White House will follow DoD's BRAC effort in many ways. Some lawmakers question OMB's leadership in this effort.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Anthony Principi , BRAC , real property , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 07:28am EDT
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GAO evaluates overbudget, overdue helicopter program

The Pentagon is under fire from investigators who are "concerned" about a weapons program that's over budget and past its deadline.

Tags: GAO , Mike Sullivan , Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement , budget , Marine Corps , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:13pm EDT
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Florida Cadet Squadron wins cyber defense competition

And out of the more than 450 teams that competed, Team Wilson out of Florida Cadet Squadron took home the Commander-in-Chief trophy.

Tags: CyberPatriot III , Florida Cadet Squadron , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Northrop Grumman

Wednesday - 04/06/2011, 04:06pm EDT
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