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DoD prepares for post-petroleum era

Christine Parthemore, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security, discusses with the DorobekINSIDER the findings of a CNAS study about DoD's transition away from reliance on oil.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , sustainability , oil , CNAS , Christine Parthemore , Greening of Government: Technology , green government

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 07:10pm EDT
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Lynn: DoD cybersecurity strategy evolving

Deputy Defense Secretary says information technology, and the world's reliance on it, has redefined the front lines of national security.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Pentagon Solutions , Cybersecurity , William Lynn , Defense , Council on Foreign Relations , Operation Buckshot Yankee

Tuesday - 10/05/2010, 03:42pm EDT

Where will Takai end up?

NextGov's Bob Brewin analyzes the future of the former DoD CIO nominee.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , CIO , Teri Takai , Teresa Takai , Bob Brewin , Nextgov , technology

Friday - 10/01/2010, 03:41pm EDT
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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The Defense Department has officially withdrawn the nomination of Teresa Takai to be its next assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer.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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