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Army cites progress at Arlington Cemetery

Army officials told Congress Thursday that they had made progress in reforming management at Arlington National Cemetery, an institution they said lacked a management foundation when a new management team took over in the wake of a scandal involving mismarked grave sites and other problems. Some members still are unhappy with the changes.

Tags: Congress , Arlington Cemetery , management , Army , John McHugh , Kathryn Condon , Karl Schneider , Patrick Hallinan , Mike Coffman , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/15/2011, 07:05am EDT
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DHS, military face cyber expert shortage

Last year, the Department of Homeland Security set out to hire 1,000 cyber experts and could only bring in roughly 300.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DHS , cyber experts , hiring , In Depth

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:43pm EDT

White House draft bill expands DHS cyber responsibilities

Federal News Radio viewed a copy of the proposal that would codify DHS's role in overseeing civilian agency networks. The draft legislation would expand DHS's authorities to those that are similar to what DoD already has around cyber. It also would include new roles around acquisition, personnel and FISMA implementation.

Tags: technology , management , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , DHS , White House , cybersecurity , FISMA , direct hirer authority , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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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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