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Army Contracting Command finds success with OMB IT plan

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer for the Army Contracting Command, explains how tenets of the 25-point plan from the Office of Management and Budget have helped boost performance at ACC.

Tags: IT , technology , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , OMB , management , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:33pm EST
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DISA solicits massive IT operations contract

The $4.6 billion contract is expected to be awarded to a single vendor, who will be responsible for the operations of DoD's Global Information Grid for at least three years.

Tags: technology , contracting , DISA , Global Information Grid , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/17/2011, 06:00pm EST

JFCOM closure timeline begins to take shape

Gen. Ray Odierno, the current commander of Joint Forces Command, said the organization will likely cease to exist within the next year. He will finish an implementation plan to shut the command down and transfer its remaining functions within the next 45 days.

Tags: JFCOM , Robert Gates , Mark Warner , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/17/2011, 03:41pm EST

Mobility

January 25th, 2010 at 12:30 PM

Workers, Citizens, and Customers need easy access to their tools and teams to make quicker, higher quality decisions. They require a high level of responsiveness, agility, and data in a format they can use, i.e. Efficient, Mobile Information Transfer

Panelists will examine how we provide instant worker status, state, and preferences before you make that first contact - saving up to 1/3rd of your time. How do you help workers connect the right way the first time to speed decision making and elevate efficiency and productivity ; If you're the implementer, how do you implement presence-based mobility strategies while balancing today's communications innovation and productivity?

Tags: technology , collaboration , Future of Public Sector Workforce and Workspace Su , FAS , GSA , Robert Carey , Casey Coleman , Navy , cyber , Chad Tompkins

Monday - 01/17/2011, 01:25pm EST
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Plug pulled on border fence

Obama administration is going to shut down problematic "virtual fence" designed to guard parts of the U.S. border with Mexico. The project, being run by Boeing Co involving video cameras, radar, sensors and other technologies was supposed to catch smugglers trying to cross the porous border. Bennie Thompson, the senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee said, "The SBInet program has been a grave and expensive disappointment since its inception."

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

Monday - 01/17/2011, 12:06pm EST

Trouble in West Africa

The Ivory coast is in serious turmoil. Forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo began attacking and burning U.N. vehicles in yesterday as tensions rise between Gbagbo and those who say he lost the election to Alassane Ouattra. The United Nations says Ouattara won the vote, but Gbagbo, who came to power in 2000, has rejected the U.N.-certified tally. There are reports of atrocities. A U.N. human rights officials says there are reports of mass graves around the capital of Abidjan.

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

Monday - 01/17/2011, 12:06pm EST

Pentagon involved in Giffords' treatment

The U.S military is playing a significant role in the treatment of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dr. James Eklund, a retired Army Colonel who served in Iraq, one the most experienced with penetrating trauma in the U.S. Col. Geoffrey Ling, currently on active duty and acting chair of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, were sent the Tucson to help out. They have developed extraordinary expertise in treating some the most difficult and delicate trauma cases.

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

Monday - 01/17/2011, 12:06pm EST

Navy halts data center expansions

The Navy's top IT official ordered the entire service not to spend any money for new or upgraded servers and data centers. This comes as the service prepares to release its enterprise data center consolidation strategy in March.

Tags: technology , Navy , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , data center consolidation , cloud computing , SOA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:14pm EST

Naval Academy puts cyber in new curriculum

The Naval Academy's Andrew Phillips explains the shift in the 166-year-old institution's curriculum.

Tags: Naval Academy , Navy , cybersecurity , Andrew Phillips , technology , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/14/2011, 05:02pm EST
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