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How Defense feds prepare for deployment

The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , Civilian Expeditionary Workforce , Frank DiGiovanni , defense , Suzanne Kubota , best practices , training

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 10:42am EDT
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U.S. contractor use in Iraq expected to rise

As the U.S. military pulls troops and equipment out of Iraq, the State Department will have to rely increasingly on contractors.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , State ,

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 01:22pm EDT

DHS officially assumes its new cyber role

DHS gets official oversight over all civilian agency computer networks.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , OMB , DHS , Bradley Manning , best practices

Friday - 07/09/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Groups fear 'Don't Ask' study skewed

Gay rights groups are concerned the Pentagon's massive survey of military attitudes toward repealing the "don't ask don't tell" policy could produce skewed results.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , best practices , management , Robert Gates ,

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:43pm EDT

Loophole may have aided theft of classified data

The soldier accused of downloading a huge trove of secret data from military computers in Iraq copied thousands of files and disguised them as Lady Gaga files.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , technology

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:26pm EDT

Gates to hold a DoD budget powwow

The meeting will focus on Gates's push for savings across the DoD.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Robert Gates , management , best practices

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 03:27pm EDT

EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Chuck Gherardini , John Bashista , OMB , OFPP , EPA , NNSA , Interior , DHS , Robert Burton , Venable , competition , sole source contracting , contracting reforms , acquisition workforce , insourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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DoD readying new approach to IT acquisition

Congress called on the Pentagon to develop a more agile or rapid acquisition process in the 2010 Defense authorization law. The military wants to model its approach after the one used for the B-52 bomber where the goal is smaller and incremental changes made over time.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , William Lynn , Diann McCoy , Acquisition Solutions , agile development , rapid acquisition process , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:33am EDT
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DFAS employees fired after security review

Pay your bills or lose your job. Thirty nine Defense Department workers whose jobs were at risk because of their bad credit ratings will lose their positions after all.

Tags: pay and benefits , credit , security clearance , DFAS , Terri McKay , Debra Roth , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 07/05/2010, 07:55am EDT

Countdown: $100B in Pentagon savings, Petraeus confirmed

The most important Federal news stories of the week as selected by Larry Allen of the Coalition for Government Procurement, and Federal News Radio's Tom Temin.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Tom Temin , Larry Allen , David Petraeus , OFPP , Dan Gordon

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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