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Pentagon to make building access easier

The Defense Department is making the Pentagon's physical access control system accept Common Access Cards. Currently, people who work at the Defense headquarters and other facilities must carry two secure identity cards. The Army also will test giving smart cards to retirees.

Tags: technology , Mary Dixon , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , Defense Manpower Data Center , Army , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , physical access control , identity management , HSPD-12 , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:40am EST
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DoD wants common cyber picture

The Cyber Command is focused on achieving real-time capabilities, but the director of current operations said they still have serious work to do. He appealed to industry leaders for help designing a sufficient platform.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Cyber Command , John Davis , AFCEA , cybersecurity workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:36am EST

Air Force tanker decision expected Thursday

The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , KC-X , refueling tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:11pm EST

Ukranian pilots allegedly attacked Libyan protesters

Stratfor Global Intelligence is reporting Ukrainian pilots were involved in the strafing of Libyan protestors. An Arab diplomat close to the Libyan government told them the MiG pilots were Ukrainian. The Ukrainian military says none of its pilots were involved in the activity. Stratfor also reported on February 21, boats operated by Italians attacked demonstrators in Benghazi and Tripoli. The source's information also indicated that the Egyptian army prevented a convoy of trucks carrying aid to Libya from crossing the border.

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

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 11:10am EST

CR means shorter lead times for Navy moves

The Navy is alerting servicemembers that operating under continuing resolution funding levels in its manpower and personnel accounts will lead to orders to new duty stations on much shorter notice.

Tags: Navy , DoD budget , continuing resolution , permanent change of station , navy personnel command , Robert Weitzman , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:12am EST
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10 years later, CAC is securely part of DoD

The military issued its first secure identity card just about 10 years ago and now it's a part of the department's culture. The Pentagon is looking at how to expand the use of the Common Access Card to include transit benefits and electronic purse capabilities. The card, however, almost didn't get past the first pilot.

Tags: technology , Mike Butler , Defense Manpower Data Center , secure identity card , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , identity management , PKI , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:06am EST
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DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: industry , contracting , Ashton Carter , efficiency initiative , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST

JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST
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USPS, DHS, DoD contribute to 'dire' finances

Last week the International Monetary Fund cautioned the government on spending. So how bad are federal finances? We ask GAO's Jeanette Franzel

Tags: Federal Drive , GAO , High Risk list , AGA , Jeanette Franzel , USPS , DHS , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 02/21/2011, 10:08am EST
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