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Critics: DoD IT acquisition report lacks new thinking

Two major contributors to a task force on Defense Department IT acquisition said DoD's report to Congress on its plans for reform contains some good recommendations - but fails to identify how the department will overcome powerful cultural barriers to change. Experts said DoD failed to look outside the traditional Defense industrial complex for new ways to manage the IT lifecycle.

Tags: contracting , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , Kevin Carroll , John Weiler , Mike Wynne , William Lynn , David Fisher , cloud computing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:09pm EST
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DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts. The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt. All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; FederalNewsRadio.com on Thursday; [...]

Tags: Circuit , collaboration , Congress , DHS , DorobekInsider , Federal News Radio , government 2.0 , management , Most read items , strategy , technology , Web 2.0

Monday - 01/03/2011, 01:21pm EST

DorobekINSIDER: The 100 most read items for 2010

Happy New Year! What a great time to look back – and look forward… and to think about fresh starts. The coming months are going to be interesting, no doubt. All week, I’ll bring the most read items across Federal News Radio’s programs – Mike Causey tomorrow; the Federal Drive on Wednesday; FederalNewsRadio.com on Thursday; [...]

Tags: Circuit , collaboration , Congress , DHS , DorobekInsider , Federal News Radio , government 2.0 , management , Most read items , strategy , technology , Web 2.0

Monday - 01/03/2011, 01:21pm EST

DoD, GSA tighten standards on contractor IDs

New regulations published Thursday aim to make sure agencies reclaim vendor employees' HSPD-12 cards when they're no longer needed to perform contract work.

Tags: technology , GSA , NASA , CAC , smart cards , HSPD-12 , secure identity cards , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 09:24am EST

Air Force advisor gives tips for working with private sector

This week on Federal Security Spotlight host Tom Temin talks to Riley Repko, the senior advisor for cybersecurity to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Requirements at the Air Force.
December 30, 2010

Tags: cybersecurity , Riley Repko , Air Force , technology , Tom Temin , Federal Security Spotlight

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 02:01am EST
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Carter to resign Harvard tenure, stay at DoD

Ashton Carter will continue as Pentagon procurement chief.

Tags: contracting , Harvard , Ashton Carter , personnel

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 03:26pm EST

Analysis: More training for DoD acquisition officers?

Dr. Jacque Gansler gives his assessment of the DoD recommendations on acquisition reform.

Tags: Jacques Gansler , acquisition , contracting , Federal Drive , reform , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:12am EST
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Corruption investigations in Iraq, Afghanistan on the rise

Stuart Bowen, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, discusses why alleged fraud cases seems to be increasing in the war zones.

Tags: Stuart Bowen , Iraq , Afghanistan , inspector general , corruption , accountability , Federal Drive , contracting

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:26am EST
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GAO: Weaknesses in federal financial management

GAO's Bob Dacey explains why the agency could not issue an opinion on the federal government's consolidated financial statements for the 14th year in a row.

Tags: GAO , consolidated financial statements , accountability , Federal Drive , Bob Dacey

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 10:07am EST
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Afghan government faces a tough fight

Pieces of the suicide bomber's car were strewn across the street. Three police cars and a handful of civilian cars and shops in the area were destroyed by the blast in Kabul Monday. In a statement, President Hamid Karzi condemned the midday attack. But the incident and others like it highlight the wobbly state of security in Afghanistan as that weak nation tries to build a security force and stomp out insurgents hiding in Afghanistan's rugged terrain and porous borders.

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

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 11:06am EST
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