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Agencies reset after missing the mark on cybersecurity goals

Despite steps forward, agencies fell short of their 2014 targets for cybersecurity. The Obama administration is pushing chief information officers to focus on priorities of continuous monitoring, phishing and malware, and authorization processes for 2015, according to the newly released cross-agency priority goals on Performance.gov.

Tags: technology , cross-agency priority goals , Performance.gov , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 07/14/2014, 02:52pm EDT

Conversation with Authors Series with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn on Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition

In an era of fiscal austerity, DoD must continue to maintain operations and modernize forces in order to support national security. What acquisition challenges are facing the U.S. Department of Defense? What actions can be taken to improve defense acquisition and the Defense Industrial Base? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Profs. Jack Gansler and Bill Lucyshyn, authors of the IBM Center report, Eight Actions to Improve Defense Acquisition.

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Jack Gansler , Bill Lucyshyn , Michael Keegan

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:53pm EDT

Bob Tobias, American University

A new performance award strategy could rise from the ashes of a now-defunct pay system at the Defense Department. DoD tried to replace the General Schedule system with a National Security Personnel System back in the mid-2000s, but the White House repealed it two years ago. Bob Tobias is Director of Key Executive Leadership Programs at American University. He was part of a Task Force that tried to improve the system back in 2009. He said one bright spot in the system could be the key to building a new performance culture across the federal government on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Bob Tobias , pay and benefits , workforce , National Security Personnel System , performance awards

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 04:45pm EDT
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Hal Chrisman, Vice President, ICF International

The military is trying to figure out why an F-35 engine caught fire, leading the Pentagon to ground the fledgling fleet. Meanwhile, program office planners are looking long term. They're thinking about how to control maintenance costs on a fleet that will eventually reach more than 2,000 aircraft and fly for the next 40 years. Defense News reported that planners are considering a worldwide competition for maintenance. Hal Chrisman, vice president of ICF International, has 25 years experience in the aviation industry. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss what sustainment work entails.

Tags: Hal Chrisman , ICF International , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:48am EDT
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Former Army employee charged with theft of military goods

A former civilian employee at Sierra Army Depot faces a two-count charge for conspiracy and theft of military equipment.

Tags: Army , theft , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 07/11/2014, 03:49am EDT

Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell

A major war contractor is expecting a $45 million check from the U.S. government. A military appeals board has sided with Kellogg Brown & Root in its quest to get the government to reimburse it for security in Iraq. KBR paid out of its own pocket for private guards to protect convoys carrying supplies to the U.S. military. Procurement Attorney Joe Petrillo joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to take a closer look at the five-year battle in this week's Legal Loop.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 07:35am EDT
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Senate report: Billions of dollars at risk from shaky Pentagon IT programs

A new bipartisan report from the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations called the Air Force's now-canceled Expeditionary Combat Support System "one of the most egregious examples of mismanagement by the DoD in recent memory." But the failure of ECSS may not be an aberration, the report suggested. Other enterprise-resource planning programs in the department are at risk of falling victim to the same fate.

Tags: Senate , technology , Air Force , John McCain , Jack Moore , Carol Cha , acquisition

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 08:27am EDT

Committee outlines drastic changes to military as it works toward pay and benefits recommendations

A specially-formed commission tasked with modernizing military compensation released an interim report in anticipation of its full recommendations due in February. The document reviews massive changes that have occurred since the military switched to an all-volunteer force in 1973.

Tags: military compensation , pay and benefits , Dan Goure , Dena Levitz , Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 05:18pm EDT

Federal travel restrictions are costing money and harming security

The restrictions on feds' travel opportunities are having too many unintended consequences, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , travel restrictions , travel , technology , research and development

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:41am EDT
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