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Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - April 14th

Tags: newscast

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 09:23am EDT

Navy orders aircraft mission computers

U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $17.9 million contract to produce Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for the F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft.

Tags: DoD Report , Contracting , Navy , Super Hornet , Technology , General Dynamics

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:40am EDT

FBI launches digital sting of malware botnet

In a move to control the contollers, criminal servers have been swapped for government servers to intercept communications between infected systems and the servers controlling them.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DoJ , FBI , coreflood , malware , botnet , Sting

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:30am EDT

Congress to go from 2011 frying pan to 2012 fire

The House and Senate are ready to vote on legislation cutting almost $40 billion from the budget for the current year. We get an update from the AP's Jerry Bodlander.

Tags: budget , Congress , Jerry Bodlander

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 08:08am EDT

McChrystal to oversee military family initiative

Nearly a year after President Barack Obama fired Gen. Stanley McChrystal as his top commander in Afghanistan, the White House has asked him to head a new advisory board to support military families. But not the gay ones.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , Stanley McChrystal , DADT , Joining Forces , White House

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:40am EDT

Debt ceiling debate may turn ugly

Democrats are urging Republicans not to jeopardize the economy. Republicans have said any bill to raise the debt limit must be paired with significant spending cuts. The Hill's Erik Wasson says they're all getting edgy.

Tags: Congress , debt ceiling , The Hill , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:31am EDT

How to improve life for Performance Improvement

PIOs have been interviewed to find out what issues and challenges they are facing. Its report provides some solutions for improving performance management across government. Robert Shea, a principal at Grant Thornton, has details.

Tags: Grant Thorton , best practices , management , OMB , Partnership for Public Service , Performance Improvement Officers , Robert Shea

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 10:08am EDT

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - April 13th

Obama plan cuts feds' benefits 2011 budget vote to come on Thursday

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 09:40am EDT

GPO's digital drive continues forward

Now in its 150th year, the Government Printing Office has been on a digital tear for the last several years. We get an update from Mary Alice Baish, Superintendent of Documents at GPO.

Tags: Technology , management , GPO , FedSMC , Mary Alice Baish

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 09:31am EDT

Peter Pace: US vulnerable to cyber attacks

The United States is still "hugely vulnerable" to cyber attacks, but so are most other nations, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Peter Pace , Technology , security

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 09:30am EDT
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