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DoD to test cloud security requirements above, beyond FedRAMP

DISA is working with the services to identify a mission-critical application in the cloud to ensure the additional requirements for Level-3 security are appropriate and achievable. Meanwhile, the FedRAMP program office is beginning to consider what the program will look like in two to three to five years.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Maria Roat , GSA , Kevin Dulany , AFCEA , FedRAMP , jason miller

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 04:01am EDT
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On DoD: NSA's Cyber Incident Response program

Chandra McMahon, Lockheed Martin's vice president for commercial markets, discusses NSA's accreditation system that tests cybersecurity companies against 21 separate focus areas.

Tags: Chandra McMahon , NSA , On DoD , Lockheed Martin , cybersecurity , industry , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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How Teri Takai shattered the glass ceiling at DoD

Former Defense Department CIO Teri Takai joins Women of Washington radio hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm for a discussion on women in government roles and her predictions for the Joint Information Environment.

Tags: Teri Takai , information technology , CIO , Women of Washington , Aileen Black , Gigi Schumm , management

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 10:46am EDT

White House opposes House's $570B defense bill

The Obama administration said Tuesday that the bill would hamper efforts to reduce unneeded expenses and match the military to the president's defense strategy. The bill blocks another round of military base closings and spares some aircraft.

Tags: White House , congress , House , budget

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:48pm EDT

Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Selling to the Pentagon may get more difficult this summer. Director of Defense Acquisition Policy Dick Ginman wants contracting officers to consider the fees the Pentagon pays when they buy through another agency's contract. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter, writes about how to keep yourself in the running for DoD business. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose how Ginman's new memo will affect business.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth , Dick Ginman ,

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 03:15pm EDT
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DoD needs updated cost savings data when considering furloughs

A new Government Accountability Office report says the Pentagon needs more comprehensive information about potential cost savings when it considers implementing future administrative furloughs.

Tags: sequestration , furloughs , GAO , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 02:10pm EDT

Steve Grundman, George Lund Fellow, Atlantic Council

House Armed Services Committee Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry is in the middle of a bipartisan effort to reform defense acquisition policies. The goal is to save money and inspire new technology development in the defense industrial base. But plenty of ideas to reform DoD acquisition have floated around Washington for years. Steve Grundman is former Deputy Defense Undersecretary for Industrial Affairs and Installations and George Lund fellow at the Atlantic Council. He shared a list of principles to finally turn those ideas into action on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Steve Grundman , House Armed Services Committee , In Depth

Monday - 06/16/2014, 03:50pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

As the Navy retakes control over its own IT networks, it is eager to introduce features that improve the experience for end users. At the same time, the Navy is warning vendors that it's not going to buy just bells and whistles. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , NMCI , technology , Navy

Friday - 06/13/2014, 10:23am EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon launches program to recognize its best suppliers

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. In this edition, DoD kicks off its "superior supplier" program, and DoD asks Congress to stop pushing acquisition reforms.

Tags: acquisition , Better Buying Power , congress , Frank Kendall , Sean Stackley , Terry Halvorsen , David Tillotson , Robert Hale , Michael McCord , Michael Basla , William Bender , Thomas Horlander , Karen Dyson , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/16/2014, 04:18am EDT
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Military planners prepare Iraq options

The Pentagon is preparing a range of options for President Obama, which include air strikes. They are designed to help Iraq deal with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. ISIL, which is outnumbered 100-1 by Iraqi forces, have marched unimpeded to Baghdad's doorstep. Obama described them as "vicious" and a "terrorist organization" that could eventually pose a threat to Americans.

Tags: Iraq , ISIL , Barack Obama

Friday - 06/13/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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