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Air Force preparing for hikes in health care costs

Chief of Staff Norton Schwartz said health care costs could make up as much as $65 billion of the defense budget by 2015. He said Air Force must work with other services to help reduce costs.

Tags: management , Norton Schwartz , Air Force , Navy , Acquisition reform , health care costs , Scott Carr

Monday - 10/18/2010, 07:04am EDT
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DoD helps rethink disaster relief

Harnessing the power of e-mail and the Web, STAR-TIDES has been working since 2007 to pull together some of the best minds in the world to help people and nations during times of natural disaster and crisis. Now, a National Defense University professor said the group is trying to overcome some geo-political limitations to its work.

Tags: technology , National Defense University , Linton Wells , STAR-TIDES , technology demonstration , disaster relief , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/18/2010, 06:53am EDT
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Former CIO discusses DHS-NSA team up on cybersecurity

General Dale Meyerrose, former CIO for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss why the two departments are teaming up and ways agencies can confront the evolving challenges of cybersecurity.

Tags: DHS , NSA , Cybersecurity Update , technology , General Dale Meyerrose , CIO , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Tags: Green government , clean energy , Energy Awareness Month , DoD Report , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

Schwartz outlines Air Force adjustments, changes

The world has changed and the United States Air Force must change too, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said at the National Press Club.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Norman Schwartz , Air Force , defense spending , Robert Gates

Friday - 10/15/2010, 02:41pm EDT

VA, DoD investigate serious health record error

The Department of Veterans Affairs is trying to solve the mystery of how the Pentagon's health information system mistakenly accessed a confidential treatment form in the VA's health record system. The mistake kept one veteran from returning to combat.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , Military Health Service , Army , AHLTA , VistA , cybersecurity , privacy , health IT , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/15/2010, 06:59am EDT
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NSA, DHS Trade Players for Net Defense

By order of Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, NSA and DHS will exchange personnel, Wired reports.

Tags: DoD Report , NSA , DHS , technology , Dorobek Insider , Robert Gates , Janet Napolitano

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 03:49pm EDT

Defense changes mean contracting opportunity

A new report finds contractors should balance portfolios across the spectrum of warfare, accommodating the shift in how the U.S. military plans, organizes and equips for battle.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , pentagon , Deloitte , contracting ,

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

More U.S. drone attacks suspected

The United States again appears to be relying on missile strikes by unmanned aircraft to target militants in Pakistan's tribal belt. According to the Associated Press, intelligence officials say suspected U.S. aircraft launched four missile strikes today at a house and two vehicles in northwestern Pakistan near the Afghan border. They say the victims included three foreigners. The attacks took place in an area dominated by militants who often attack U.S. and other foreign troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. is now suspected of carrying out 14 missile strikes in the region this month.

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

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 07:57pm EDT

Military meets recruiting goals

It's been some of the best of times for military recruiters. In fact, fiscal 2010 has been a banner year for military recruitment and retention, according to the Defense Department website.

Tags: Clifford Stanley , Army , Navy , recruitment , DoD Report , personnel , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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