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CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Derived credentials , cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , DHS , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DISA , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

DoD must pay for quality, not quantity, to tackle rising health costs

An independent report cites a "fee-for-service" model as a main driver in DoD's rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.

Tags: budget , VA , technology , Health IT , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:17am EST
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Dr. Nate Galbreath, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Students at three military academies reported fewer sexual assaults during the last school year. An anonymous Pentagon survey backs that up. It shows rates of "unwanted sexual contact" are also declining. While the military struggled last year with sexual assault cases, it seems there's progress on the academic front. Dr. Nate Galbreath, Senior Executive Advisor in DoD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain what all this might mean for the military itself.

Tags: Nate Galbreath , Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 09:42am EST
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Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from 'should-cost' management

Over five years, Air Force has beat the independent cost estimates in its acquisition programs by a collective $2 billion, according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition. Some of the savings have been returned to the Air Force's top line, but acquisition managers have been allowed to plow some of the money back into their own programs.

Tags: Air Force , should cost , acquisition , Better Buying Power , cost capability analysis , William LaPlante , Deborah Lee James , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:46am EST
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Kirby to step down as chief Pentagon spokesman

The Pentagon's chief spokesman is leaving as Ash Carter takes over as the new defense secretary.

Tags: John Kirby , Ashton Carter , Chuck Hagel , Navy

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 06:10pm EST

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

By one measure, the Defense Department's health care bill is triple what it was 15 years ago. By another, medical costs make up 10 percent of the military's budget, compared to 6 percent in 2000. A new report from the Center for a New American Security says the department has to get health spending under control, and offers two main prescriptions. Peter Levin is an adjunct fellow at the center, and also a former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs. In an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu, he says it's true that the nation's overall health care costs have been rising, but DoD seems to be last in line to address the problem.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Center for a New American Security , Peter Levin , Veterans Affairs , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 05:32pm EST
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Bob Hale, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Dov Zakheim, CSIS

Sequestration is still the law of the land, and the spending cap that the government has to work under is about $498 billion for the defense budget. But more and more members of Congress say that's not enough for the Pentagon. Dov Zakheim is senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Bob Hale is a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Both have served as Undersecretary of Defense Comptroller. On In Depth with Francis Rose, they talked about the possibilities for an agreement on the defense budget.

Tags: Bob Hale , Booz Allen Hamilton , Dov Zakheim , Center for Strategic and International Studies , In Depth

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 04:15pm EST
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On DoD: Air Force modernizes its bases through utility privatization

Air Force works to manage on-base utility costs through advanced metering initiative and privatization of aging infrastructure.

Tags: Air Force , Energy , Air Force Civil Engineer Center , David Bek , On DoD , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 02:06pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is celebrating $2 billion of savings. The concept of "should cost" management was a key component of the first version of DoD's Better Buying Power program when it was first rolled out almost five years ago. But the Air Force's acquisition chief says the concept of "should-cost" has helped his department cut program costs by about $2 billion over the last several years. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: Jared Serbu , acquisition , Air Force , In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/17/2015, 04:39pm EST
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