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Intifada Report under investigation

Reports about a Third Intifada being organized against Israel apparently were bogus. "They investigated that Facebook page and they couldn't trace it back to any Palestinian individual or organization," says Maen Areikat, Representative for the Palestinian Liberation Organization. "It's really interesting to know who is behind it," says Areikat. As far as any future Palestinian protests go, he says any future protests, "continue to be peaceful and not resort to violence."

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

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:06pm EDT

Emergency declared in Abidjan

Alassane Ouattara's, President in waiting in the Ivory Coast has declared an overnight curfew in the main city of Abidjan from now until Sunday. A Ouattara spokesman says the curfew was needed "for security reasons" and would run from nine o'clock in the evening through to six o'clock in the morning each day. Ouattara is locked in a bitter dispute over the Presidency in that war-torn country with incumbent Laurent Bagbo. Ouattara won the election but has not been able to assume the office.

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

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 05:05pm EDT

CR could provide some BRAC traffic relief

The six-month continuing resolution Congress passed earlier this month was mostly about cuts, but it also included several hundred million dollars in new spending pushed through by the Maryland and Virginia congressional delegations. That money will pay to help solve some of the huge traffic problems this year's military personnel moves are expected to create around the DC area.

Tags: Congress , BRAC , Transportation , Fort Belvoir , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center , Jim Moran , Barbara Mikulski , Ben Cardin , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 07:52am EDT
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DISA cuts ribbon on new headquarters

The Defense Information Systems Agency celebrated the ceremonial opening of its new 95-acre headquarters campus on Friday. Less than half of the 4,600 employees already work at its new headquarters at Fort Meade, Md. The agency expects the rest of its staff to move there from several northern Virginia locations by late August.

Tags: BRAC , DISA , Fort Meade , Carroll Pollett , Barbara Mikulski , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , David Bullock , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 04/18/2011, 06:58am EDT
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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
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