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Pentagon leaders defend budget cuts, priority switches

Top Pentagon officials defended Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:08pm EST

GAO: No way to tell how many contractors in DoD

Defense said it would issue new contractor reporting guidance by last August. The GAO says agencies are still waiting.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , GAO , pentagon , Defense , contracting

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:40am EST

Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout

The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , enterprise , e-mail , Army , DISA , Mike Krieger , Rhett Hernandez , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:21pm EST

Agencies spend too much time on cyber defensive

An event this week sponsored by Potomac Institute in Arlington, Va., evaluates government's cyber spending priorities.

Tags: technology , Phil Reitinger , Robert Schmidle , DHS , Cyber Command , Potomac Institute , cybersecurity , John Buckner

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:03pm EST

Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Navy, RAND at odds over the value of alternative fuel

A study released Tuesday by the RAND Corporation finds that DoD's programs for developing renewable fuels will provide no military advantage. It also questions whether the Defense Department should be conducting the research at all.

Tags: Navy , alternative energy , RAND Corporation , James Bartis , Tom Hicks , sustainability , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:41pm EST
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Homeland Security subcommittee heads announced

Subcommittee chairmen and ranking members were announced for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tags: Homeland Security Committee , Congress , House of Representatives ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:08pm EST
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