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Frank Hoffman, Institute for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

The debate to change the Army's force structure is switching focus from "should they do it" to "how." One strategy is a Commission on the Structure of the Army. Frank Hoffman, a senior research fellow at the Institute for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, tells In Depth with Francis Rose a commission would be a big step backwards in the effort to make the Army more affordable.

Tags: Frank Hoffman , National Defense University , Army , In Depth

Friday - 05/30/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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U.S. Cyber Command wants DISA to take greater role in DoD cyber defense

Under a construct that's still under discussion, the Defense Information Systems Agency would take charge of some portion of DoD's cyber defenses under a new Joint Force Headquarters.

Tags: DISA , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Rogers , Edward Cardon , AFCEA , workforce , cybersecurity , management , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 03:46am EDT
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House panel snubs Pentagon on defense spending

The House panel that decides defense spending came out with a $570 billion blueprint Thursday that spares the USS George Washington aircraft carrier, gives military personnel a 1.8 percent pay raise and rebuffs Pentagon efforts to make troops and their families pay slightly more for housing and groceries at on-base commissaries.

Tags: House , House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee , budget , pay raise , Rodney Frelinghuysen

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:01pm EDT

Former DoD deputy CIO Carey sees future of cyber in identity, data

Rob Carey, who recently retired after 31 years in government, said the government must focus on identity management and information assurance as computer threats become more complex and sustained.

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , CSC , cybersecurity , mobility , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:36am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

DARPA launches its latest challenge program next week. It's called the Cyber Grand Challenge, and its goal is to completely transform the way computer network defense works. Over the course of two years, teams will try to build automated systems that can find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities so quickly that even the best human hackers in the world can't defeat them. Michael Walker is a former hacker who's now the program manager for DARPA's latest challenge. He talked about it with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu during a demonstration day at the Pentagon last week.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DARPA , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:20am EDT
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Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Congress is hollowing out the Defense Department and turning the nation's military into a paper tiger of global proportions. That's according to Bryan Clark, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and a former special assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions today. He and his colleague Todd Harrison write about the Defense Department's fiscal 2015 budget process on Capitol Hill and how it forces the Pentagon to ignore its own budgetary wisdom.

Tags: Bryan Clark , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 05:01pm EDT
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DoD finalizing tech specs for Joint Information Environment

DoD's Joint Technical Synchronization Office is still working through thousands of comments from hundreds of engineers across the military, but the department is hoping to have a solid technical framework for the Joint Information Environment in place by the end of this year.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Joint Staff , Defense Information Systems Agency , Mark Bowman , Brian Dravis , David Stickley , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 04:40am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department has spent years on a blueprint for what it says will eventually become a single, standards-based IT environment. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu says the department expects to have all the technical standards on paper by the end of the year. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Jared Serbu , JIE

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 07:34am EDT
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Trey Hodgkins, ITIC

In a repeat performance from last year, the House has included a major IT procurement reform plan as part of the 2015 Defense Authorization bill. Last year it got removed in conference. But this year a similar bill is rattling around the Senate. Plus, there have been some changes in the content of the House version. Trey Hodgkins is senior vice president for the public sector at the Information Technology Industry Council. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss the significant changes made in this year's version of FITARA.

Tags: IT Industry Council , Trey Hodgkins , budget , information technology

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 07:36am EDT
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