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2010 and Beyond: DoD efficiency initiatives

GWU professor Steve Schooner says the top story of 2010 were the efficiency initiatives at DoD.

Tags: Steve Schooner , George Washington University , 2010 and Beyond , efficiency , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/10/2010, 05:15pm EST
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Military culture blamed for increased ID theft risk

The military's use of personal identifiable information places service members at a higher risk of identity theft than the population at large.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Defense , PII , ID theft

Friday - 12/10/2010, 08:30am EST

Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Teri Takai , Jeff Zients , OMB , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , IT reforms , cloud computing , agile development , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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Gates expresses concerns in Kabul

Lingering concerns about Iran's nuclear ambitions and al-Qaida-linked terrorists plotting attacks against the West in Yemen are at the top of the list of concerns for Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He expressed those concerns during remarks at the U.S. embassy in Kabul. He said that the U.S. must be willing to do more financially, diplomatically and economically for countries that have problems before they erupt and trigger military action.

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

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:07pm EST

Federal workgroup to meet on bed bug problem

The Federal Bed Bug Workgroup meets in February for its second summit.

Tags: EPA , Federal Bed Bug Workgroup , CDC , USDA , agriculture , HHS , public health , Bed Bugs , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 02:25pm EST

Infosharing vital to warfighters despite Wikileaks

The nation's No. 2 military officer on Wednesday strongly endorsed the warfighting value of information-sharing.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , infosharing , DoD Report , Defense , WikiLeaks , James Cartwright

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 08:40am EST

Son of a spy gets probation

A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the son of a convicted spy to five years of probation for helping his father contact his old Russian handlers. Nathan Nicholson, son of ex-CIA agent Harold "Jim" Nicholson, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. The son had been used as the middle man in an attempt to try to collect money from the Russians while behind bars. The younger Nicholson apologized to the court and said he was embarrassed by his actions. Harold Nicholson is one of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage.

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

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 06:48pm EST

Wiki-leakes leave lasting damage

The long-term fallout of the Wikileaks disclosure is turning up already. Some foreign governments appear to be pulling back already. Col. Dave Lapan, a Pentagon spokesman, says "We have gotten indications that there is at least some change in how individuals and governments cooperate with us, and share information," Lapan repeated the concern that would-be informants or established intelligence sources might not be coming forward out of fear they could be exposed, or that governments might become more "circumspect with the information they share."

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

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 06:47pm EST

Game On at Defense

The Defense Acquisition University has launched the first ever Department of Defense casual games site. Games Czar Alicia Sanchez explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , technology , acquisition , DAU , Defense , Alicia Sanchez

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 09:40am EST
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