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JFCOM job transition center opens in Suffolk

Employees who are impacted by the closing of U.S. Joint Forces Command now have access to a new career transition center.

Tags: JFCOM , DoD Report , Suffolk

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 03:01pm EDT

Panetta moves to DoD

A new Secretary of Defense. "I was proud to wear the uniform of our country. And my respect and admiration for our country's armed forces has only grown in the decade since," said Leon Panetta. Assuming he's confirmed, he will succeed Robert Gates as SECDEF in July. Panetta was among four nominated by President Barack Obama to fill key national security positions. "These are the leaders that I've chosen to help guide us through the difficult days ahead, said Mr Obama.

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

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 12:34pm EDT

National Security moves coming

Today is expected to be the day the White House announces that CIA director Leon Panetta will be nominated to become SECDEF. There is plenty of speculation about why Panetta, as opposed to the man expected to be nominated take his place, General David Petraeus. But the White House has not said anything. Members of Congress have been trying to persuade Panetta to stay in his current position, because of his history of working well with Congress. On the other hand, he may according to some experts bring that same spirit to the Pentagon.

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

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 12:34pm EDT

Pressure on Gadhafi rises

Italy's air force, is planning to increase its role in operations in Libya. Italy's President decided on Monday that its air force will be allowed to bomb selected military targets in Libya. A statement from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's office said he had informed U.S. President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation of the government's decision and that he would call other European leaders to tell them personally as well.

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

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 12:34pm EDT

Technology, collaboration advance DoD's mission

Defense intelligence community members and industry peers have come together for knowledge sharing, training and discussion of current and future information technology (IT) challenges and requirements. We get details from Booz Allen's Mike McConnell, the former Director of National Intelligence.

Tags: Federal Drive , DIA , technology , Mike McConnell , Booz Allen , Department of Defense Intelligence Information Sys , DoD Report , information sharing , collaboration , Osama bin Laden

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 09:08am EDT
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JFCOM shuffles organizational chart

The U.S. Joint Forces Command, which will be formally disestablished later this year as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, had several of its functions transferred to other DoD components on Tuesday. The Pentagon said the realignment would preserve critical capabilities and place them in other branches of the department's organizational chart.

Tags: JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , efficiency initiative , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 07:20am EDT

What are the big cybersecurity issues?

Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of how the nation's cybersecurity efforts have changed over the years.
May 2, 2011 (Encore presentation May 9, 2011)

Tags: contracting , cybersecurity , GSA , Einstein 2 , US CERT , Jason Miller , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Einstein 1 , technology

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:34pm EDT
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Navy realigns cyber command

The Deputy commander of Navy Fleet cyber command Rear Admiral Bill Leigher explains the significance of this realignment.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Cyber Command , Bill Lair , Navy , In Depth

Monday - 05/02/2011, 06:10pm EDT
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Information sharing 'instrumental' in bin Laden killing

Information sharing has come a long way since Sept. 11, 2001. This interagency collaboration will be key to military successes, especially as the Defense Department prepares for massive spending cuts.

Tags: Howie Chandler , Air Force , DoD Report , information sharing , Osama bin Laden , Steve Cooper , DHS

Monday - 05/02/2011, 11:28am EDT
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How contractors are affected by bin Laden's death

Jim McAleese is a defense contracting expert and founder of McAleese and Associates. He talked with Federal News Radio about how bin Laden has affected our national debt and how his death is being received by government defense contractors.

Tags: Osama bin Laden , Jim McAleese , contracting , McAleese and Associates , Suzanne Kubota , 2012 budget , Congress

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:36am EDT
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