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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

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

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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Industry analyzing DoD reforms, looking for "entry point"

ARINC Vice President of Contracts and Procurement Glenn Baer says industry "is still trying to evaluate [the initiatives] to determine our entry point."

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Glenn Baer , ARINC , Defense , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Pentagon , industry

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 06:33pm EDT
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Defense withdraws CIO nomination

The Defense Department has officially withdrawn the nomination of Teresa Takai to be its next assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer.

Tags: CIO , Teri Takai , NII , Robert Gates , management , technology

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:05pm EDT

Defense finance systems over budget, years behind schedule

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.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Nextgov , GAO , budget , overbudget , audit

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 04:13pm EDT

Defense contractor Mantech purchases QinetiQ's S&IS for $60M

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.

Tags: ManTech , S&IS , contracting , technology

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 12:58pm EDT

Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

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

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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General Alexander takes on new cyber hat

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

Tags: Keith Alexander , Cyber Command , House Armed Services Committee , Federal Security Spotlight , Tom Temin ,

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:02pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

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

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , budget , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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CIA used 'illegal, inaccurate' software to direct assassination drones

A lawsuit alleges the software the CIA used to direct drone assassinations in Afghanistan and Pakistan was both faulty and illegally obtained, The Register reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , CIA , Netezza , Intelligent Integration Systems , Geospatial , Iraq and Afghanistan wars

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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