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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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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , budget , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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CIA used 'illegal, inaccurate' software to direct assassination drones

A lawsuit alleges the software the CIA used to direct drone assassinations in Afghanistan and Pakistan was both faulty and illegally obtained, The Register reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , CIA , Netezza , Intelligent Integration Systems , Geospatial , Iraq and Afghanistan wars

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:45pm EDT

OMB, CIO Council issues new IPv6 guidance

Agencies must make their data networks compliant with the IPv6 protocol now. The government and private industry face a looming crisis as Internet addresses defined by an increasingly dated technical protocol run out, possibly as early as next year. Agencies must first upgrade external servers to run the new protocol.

Tags: technology , IPv6 , OMB , Vivek Kundra , Commerce , Larry Strickling , NTIA , American Registry for Internet Numbers , Pete Tseronis , Energy , Ron Broersma , CIO Council , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 03:50pm EDT
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Hiring cyber pros at DoD: Alexander's plan

DoD will hire 1,000 cybersecurity workers a year across all the services over the next few years to build their cyber force.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , technology , Defense , Keith Alexander , House Armed Services Committee

Monday - 09/27/2010, 06:45pm EDT
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Pentagon reaches out to Chinese military

The Pentagon is opening talks with China to restart stalled military relations, Wall Street Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , China , Taiwan , military , Wall Street Journal , Robert Gates

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:10pm EDT

Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , defense spending , Congress

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Defense contractors go all-in for incumbents

In races in both the House and Senate, Democratic incumbents have found loyal supporters -- and big donors -- in defense contractors, Politico reports.

Tags: Dorobek Insider , Must Reads , defense contractors , contracting , Armed Services Committee ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:19pm EDT
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