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Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout

The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Enterprise , e-mail , Army , DISA , Mike Krieger , Rhett Hernandez , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:21pm EST

Agencies spend too much time on cyber defensive

An event this week sponsored by Potomac Institute in Arlington, Va., evaluates government's cyber spending priorities.

Tags: technology , Phil Reitinger , Robert Schmidle , DHS , Cyber Command , Potomac Institute , cybersecurity , John Buckner

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:03pm EST

Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Navy, RAND at odds over the value of alternative fuel

A study released Tuesday by the RAND Corporation finds that DoD's programs for developing renewable fuels will provide no military advantage. It also questions whether the Defense Department should be conducting the research at all.

Tags: Navy , alternative energy , RAND Corporation , James Bartis , Tom Hicks , sustainability , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:41pm EST
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Homeland Security subcommittee heads announced

Subcommittee chairmen and ranking members were announced for the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Tags: Homeland Security Committee , Congress , House of Representatives ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:08pm EST

16 agencies sign on to help military families

Caring for the families of military personnel requires a coordinated approach across the federal government, President Obama said Monday. He said agencies have made 50 separate commitments to coordinate programs designed to assist the loved ones of servicemembers.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Michelle Obama , Jill Biden , White House , HHS , VA , Labor , SBA , Commerce , military benefits , Nicole Alcorn , Sue Hoppin , Todd Bowers , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , National Military Spouse Network , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Pentagon , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 06:58am EST
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Why talented officers are leaving the military

Kauffman Foundation's Tim Kane explains why the military's best and brightest are leaving from his in-depth survey.

Tags: Tim Kane , Kauffman Foundation , military , attrition , Dorobek Insider , bureaucracy

Monday - 01/24/2011, 04:56pm EST
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