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Multiyear contract is a big boon to Boeing

The Navy strikes a deal to lump together all the fighter jets it plans to purchase over the next several years into a single large buy, in a victory for aerospace giant Boeing. Dr. Jacques Gansler, former undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Boeing , Lockheed , Navy , acquisition , multiyear contract , Jacques Gansler , technology , UMd

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: contracting , Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , DHS , VA , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , T4 , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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A vision for National Guard's next five years

Continued integration into fighting forces key to future success, National Guard Bureau chief says.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , National Guard , Craig McKinley , Robert Gates , AFCEA ,

Monday - 05/17/2010, 06:33pm EDT

DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently

The agency is working with different industry sectors to improve how and the kinds of IT security information that flows in both directions. DHS has a pilot with DoD and financial services companies to exchange threat and malicious activity from their networks. DHS also has installed Einstein 2 software on 12 agency networks to improve how they recognize risks.

Tags: technology , Greg Shaffer , Anna Eshoo , John Denning , DHS , GAO , Computer and Communications Industry Association , Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysi , cybersecurity , Einstein , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:58am EDT
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How to fight through a digital meltdown

How would the military carry on in the event that an enemy manages to meltdown the DoD's digital information infrastructure? We get thoughts from Air Force Major General Kevin Kennedy, Director for Joint Capability Development (J8), U.S. Joint Forces Command.

Tags: Federal Drive , cybersecurity , Kevin Kennedy , Air Force , AFCEA , security , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 09:56am EDT
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DoD fixing its patchwork quilt of cybersecurity

New Cyber Command will better integrate existing and new computer network defense capabilities. DoD right now is spread too thin to protect its 15,000 networks and 7 million computing devices. The military too often is playing catch up to cyber attacks.

Tags: technology , James Miller , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , Ogilvy , cybersecurity , cyberwar

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 06:45am EDT
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DoD's Cyber Command prepares for battle

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:41pm EDT
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Analysis: Proposed DoD cuts could mean big changes

Defense Secretary Robert Gates proposed making some rather large changes to the Pentagon's budget this past weekend. Federal News Radio gets analysis as to what this might mean.

Tags: management , contracting , Robert Gates , Washington Post , Greg Jaffe , GovExec , Tom Shoop , budget , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 05:06pm EDT
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Changes at DoD's Medical Education and Training Campus

Hear a preview of this Thursday's Ask the CIO show.

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Medical Education and Training Campus , Manny Dominguez , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 03:54pm EDT
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Dominguez builds DoD's new Medical Education and Training Campus from the ground up

Maj. Manny Dominguez had never started a technology organization from scratch. But by June, he not only will have built out the Defense Department's new Medical Education and Training Campus from the dirt, but did it on time and under budget.
May 13, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , Manny Dominguez , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 02:59pm EDT
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