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Deputy Defense Secretary says information technology, and the world's reliance on it, has redefined the front lines of national security.
NextGov's Bob Brewin analyzes the future of the former DoD CIO nominee.
Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.
Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller
ARINC Vice President of Contracts and Procurement Glenn Baer says industry "is still trying to evaluate [the initiatives] to determine our entry point."
The Defense Department has officially withdrawn the nomination of Teresa Takai to be its next assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer.
According to a GAO report, the Defense Department's finance systems are $6.9 billion over budget and 2 to twelve years behind schedule, NextGov reports.
Defense contractor Mantech expands its government security work with the $60 million purchase of QinetiQ North America's Security and Intelligence Solutions (S&IS). S&IS recently won a position on a missile defense contract worth $365 million.
The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.
Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM
Federal Security Spotlight examines the stand-up of the new DoD Cyber Command, to be lead by General Keith Alexander. This week, we bring you a portion of a House Armed Services Committee hearing where Alexander testified.
September 30, 2010
Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.
Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM