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National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , workforce , Cyber Workforce , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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New crypto centers offer rare opportunity for NSA

Lonny Anderson, NSA's chief information officer, said with the launch of three new cryptological centers in Hawaii, Georgia and Texas, the agency can put in place technology and the ability to bring in new technology more easily to carry NSA through the next decade or longer.
May 4, 2011(Encore presentation June 30, 2011)

Tags: technology , Lonny Anderson , NSA , cloud computing , Quad Initiative , IP2 , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , Raymond Odierno , John McHugh , budget , sequestration , supercommittee , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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Lynn: DoD must cut budget, but without mistakes of the past

With cuts of at least $450 billion in DoD's future, the Pentagon's outgoing deputy secretary says the military will have to do fewer things, and probably with fewer people.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , William Lynn , Center for American Progress , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:19am EDT
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23 Redskins players complete players-run practice

Twenty-three Washington Redskins players finished their third set of players-run practices Thursday morning with the hopes that the 14-week-old NFL lockout will be over before they have to think about working out again without their coaches.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Robert Gates , Michael Mullen , Senate Armed Services Committee , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Barbara Mikulski , BRAC , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 03:46pm EDT

Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , industry , contracting , budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , enterprise email , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , management , budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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Gates: Pay and benefits should be on table for cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the military is not the cause of the nation's debt and deficits -- but it needs to be part of the solution. And he said finding that solution could involve reexamining military pay and benefits.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , Robert Gates , efficiency initiatives , management , American Enterprise Institute , Cato Institute , TRICARE , Christopher Preble , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:21am EDT
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Army heeding call for acquisition reforms

The Secretary of the Army said Wednesday that the service agreed with most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel on reforming its acquisition process. Secretary John McHugh told Congress the Army was moving forward with 63 of the 76 recommendations.

Tags: DoD , Congress , contracting , industry , Army , John McHugh , Martin Dempsey , Senate Appropriations Committee , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 06:46pm EDT
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Study cites gains in DoD contract competition

Researchers at the Center for Strategic and International Studies find trends toward more competition in Defense Department contracting between 1999 and 2010. The Washington think tank also found DoD also had increased the use of fixed price contracting.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , contracting competition , CSIS , David Berteau , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:27am EDT
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