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DoD civilians help Afghan rebuilding effort

The Department of Defense is placing civilian federal employees in the Afghan Ministry of Defense. We learn more about it from Defense's James Schear.

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , Ministry of Defense Advisors Program , James Schear , Partnership Strategy and Stability Operations , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 10:31am EST

Most JFCOM layoffs will be contractors

Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander of the soon to be shuttered Joint Forces Command said Wednesday that the vast majority of jobs lost in JFCOM's closure would be contracted positions. Most of the command's civilian and uniformed billets will be moved into a newly-created two-star command or transferred to individual military services.

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

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:01pm EST
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Admiral Mullen on building the warfighting force of the future

Joint Chiefs Chair says force resilience should start the first day of basic training.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Michael Mullen ,

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 06:23pm EST

Air Force models rapid IT development

The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.

Tags: contracting , technology , IT acquisition , agile development , AFCEA , C4ISR , Steve Wert , acquisition workforce , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 06:39pm EST
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Human immune system is model in cyber defense program

Homeland Security Newswire reports that the new program by DARPA allows computers to repair themselves after an attack.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Homeland Security Newswire , DARPA , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 02/07/2011, 03:11pm EST

DoD, intel community issue new space strategy

The government on Friday issued a new 10-year strategy for dealing with the increasingly contested, increasingly congested area of space. The document aims to preserve the U.S. leadership role in space while also building effective international norms.

Tags: Director of National Intelligence , space strategy , Gregory Schulte , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/07/2011, 06:55am EST
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Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: management , contracting , insourcing , Army , John McHugh , Robert Gates , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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Protests threaten U.S. contractor business in Egypt

POLITICO's Jen Di Mascio explains how the protests in Egypt could affect U.S. contractors doing business there.

Tags: Jen Di Mascio , Politico , contracting , Egypt , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:21pm EST
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DoD contracts went to excluded vendors

The Defense Department said in a report made public Wednesday that it continued to do business with more than a dozen vendors who has been debarred or suspended for fraud. DoD says it intends to implement training and issue guidance to correct the problem.

Tags: contracting , procurement integrity , contracting fraud , Bernie Sanders , Excluded Parties Listing System , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:18pm EST
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