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Contractors increase acquisitions as DoD cyber budget grows

The contractors have been snatching up small cybersecurity firms.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman , Cybersecurity Update , technology , budget , In Depth , Defense Industry Daily

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 06:01pm EDT

Pakistan disappoints the U.S. again

Defense Secretary Robert Gates told the Associated Press that the Obama administration tried to improve relations with Pakistan recently by sharing intelligence about on the locations where insurgents were suspected of making bombs, but it turned out to be a big disappointment. The two locations are in the tribal territories in northwestern Pakistan. But by the time authorities reached the facilities, the suspects had been tipped off and were gone.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 02:49pm EDT

"No one would shed a tear"

The United States and NATO are stepping up military operations against Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, hoping to push him out of power to drive him from power -- or Reuters says a senior U.S. official is hoping they can kill him. The comments came after some of the heaviest bombing in Tripoli since the campaign to oust Gadhafi began. According to the Reuters report, the official said, "no one would shed a tear" if Gaddafi were to die in one of the many attacks."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:49pm EDT

U.S. troops may stay in Iraq

CIA director Leon Panetta, expected to be the next Secretary of Defense told the Senate during his confirmation hearing he thinks Iraq will ask the U.S. to maintain a military present beyond the end of this year, when American troops are currently scheduled to leave. Panetta said Iraqi leaders will have to decide support they need, and for how long, in order to make sure security gains there are not lost. He said there are still about 1,000 al-Qaida insurgents in Iraq and keeping some troops in Iraq to support security forces there is a good idea.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:49pm EDT

The U.S. must stay the course

The U/S has to continue its financial investment in Afghanistan. That's what the nominee to be the next Ambassador says. Ryan Crocker, who did some tough duty in Iraq said during his confirmation hearing that the multi-billion dollar commitment that now totals close to $20 billion dollars, is necessary to prevent the government there from slipping back into the state that it was when Al Qaida used it as a launching ground for terror attacks.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:48pm EDT

The U.S.S. Carl Vinson makes a stop

The U.S.S. Carl Vinson is arriving in Hawaii. This is it's first port of call since it ferried Osama Bin Laden's body out to sea to be buried. The ship arrived in Pearl Harbor for a a short visit before heading home to San Diego. The aircraft carrier was deployed in the Arabian Sea last month with the Navy SEAL team carrying the body of the man who spearheaded the Sept. 11th terror attacks was brought aboard. Bin Laden's body was reportedly put in a weighted bag on the carrier, an officer made religious remarks and his remains eased into the sea.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , pentagon , J.J. Green , Defense

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:47pm EDT

Civilian feds help Afghanistan help itself

Defense Department feds are on the ground in Afghanistan, collaborating with counterparts there to build effective defense institutions We get details about the Ministry of Defense Advisors Program from Kelly Uribe and Rick Pollitt.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Defense , Afghanistan , Rick Pollitt , Kelly Uribe , Ministry of Defense Advisors Program

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Navy begins routine cybersecurity inspections

The Navy is preparing to launch a new program of inspections to gauge its commands' cybersecurity measures.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Navy , AFCEA , Ned Deets , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 06/13/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , industry , contracting , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , enterprise email , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Tags: Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , management , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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