bnv.fnr.search/tags;tile=1;pos=top;sz=728x90;ord=
10:44 am, January 30, 2015

Search Result

Search Tags:  DoD

Communications gap is putting DoD test ranges at risk, GAO says

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department needs to close a gap in interagency communications to reduce the risk of foreign observation of its testing facilities.

Tags: Brian Lepore , GAO , Interior , Transportation Department , facilities , infrastructure , military bases , Michael OConnell , Bureau of Land Management , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/01/2015, 01:39pm EST
Listen

Dhiren Khona, Principal Investigator, Army Geospatial Center

Geospatial intelligence tools have become critical to the military when it heads into unfamiliar landscapes around the globe. The Army's Situational Awareness Geospatially Enabled (SAGE) tools help intelligence analysts quickly identify terrain that could help or hinder a mission. Dhiren Khona is a principal investigator for the SAGE Team at the Army Geospatial Center. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what the system is, and what advantages it offers.

Tags: Dhiren Khona , Army Geospatial Center , Geospatial intelligence , SAGE , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 12/30/2014, 09:31am EST
Listen

Tim Blades, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center

A Defense Department team was recently honored by a British chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear industry group. DOD was the first organization outside the United Kingdom to get top honors from the group known as CBRN UK. The team received its award for developing and operating the ship-mounted system that destroyed tons of Syrian chemical weapons last year. The Field Deployable Hydrolysis System was housed on the converted container ship MV Cape Ray. Tim Blades is the deputy director of program integration at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, which had a major hand in developing the technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the technology and the challenges the team faced.

Tags: Tim Blades , Federal Drive , Syria , technology , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 12/23/2014, 08:55am EST
Listen

Mike Kucharek, Spokesman, NORAD

It's that most wonderful time of the year again. And as Santa gears up for his annual flight, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) prepares to track his progress. That will happen, as it always has, on Dec. 24, and Santa's location will be available to all the little and not-so-little prying eyes who can't wait for those shiny boots to drop down through their chimneys. Mike Kucharek is a spokesman for NORAD. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to offer some insight into this annual event, starting with how it began.

Tags: Mike Kucharek , NORAD , Christmas Eve , Santa Claus , Christmas , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 12/22/2014, 06:52am EST
Listen

Obama signs NDAA deal with pay raise, higher co-pays for troops

President Barack Obama signed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act deal Friday. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees arrived at a compromise over troop benefits in the fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that will give soldiers a 1 percent pay raise, as well as a $3 increase in most prescription co-pays. House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) released a summary of the ups and downs of this fiscal year's $585 billion NDAA, expected to be finalized before Congress leaves for the holidays.

Tags: NDAA , Buck McKeon , John McCain , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , Air Force , budget , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 12/22/2014, 05:00am EST

Obama signs massive defense spending bill

Tags: Barack Obama , NDAA , pay raise , pay

Friday - 12/19/2014, 07:10pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

If federal agencies aren't already serious about cybersecurity, the Sony saga ought to set everyone straight. The Defense Information Systems Agency has been a leader in cybersecurity for a while now. Its service catalog has a long list of cyber services available tor DoD agencies. Now DISA is launching a new cybersecurity methodology called the continuous monitoring risk scoring system (CMRSS). Dave Bennett is DISA's chief information officer. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about the new approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , cybersecurity , DISA , CMRSS ,

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 11:27am EST
Listen

John Schaus, Senior Fellow, CSIS

If the Senate confirms former deputy defense secretary Ash Carter to replace defense secretary Chuck Hagel, his agenda will include: A military conflict in the Middle East, tensions with Russia, and loud cries for defense acquisition reform. John Schaus is fellow for the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he proposed a specific agenda for Secretary Carter if he's confirmed.

Tags: John Schaus , CSIS , In Depth

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 04:30pm EST
Listen

DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: technology , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST
  •  
  • 7
  •