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Report: military leadership too white and too male

The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday. We learn more from Retired Air Force Gen. Lester Lyles, chair of the Military Leadership Diversity Commission.

Tags: DoD Report , Military Leadership Diversity Commission , Lester Lyles , diversity , management , defense

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:40am EST

CIA cyber attack still being investigated

Whether caused by a foreign government or a prankster, last week's denial of service attack that hit the CIA is puzzling officials.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , CIA , DNS

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 09:30am EST

Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast - March 8th

Senate to vote on rival Democratic, GOP budgets DARPA director under scrutiny over contractor ties USPS hires headhunter to fill deputy postmaster general position

Tags: newscast

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 08:55am EST

Humana Tricare contract award challenged

UnitedHealthcare is protesting the Defense Department's decision to reverse course and award a multibillion-dollar insurance contract to competitor Humana.

Tags: DoD Report , pay and benefits , contracting , TRICARE

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 08:40am EST

Real cybersecurity takes teamwork

If you want effective cybersecurity, you need a policy that embraces voluntary public/private partnerships.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , ISA , Business Software Alliance , Center for Democracy and Technology , TechAmerica , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 08:30am EST

Former OPM Director King: CRs undermine morale

Former OPM Director Jim King doesn't hold punches about why morale may be down in the federal workforce right now. He says "being viewed as a pawn on the chessboard of life is not exactly an upper."

Tags: shutdown , budget , morale , lessons learned , Jim King , OPM , pay debate , Suzanne Kubota , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/07/2011, 10:08am EST

Gates: US should stay in Afghanistan past 2014

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says American military involvement is likely to continue in Afghanistan even after the 2014 end of combat operations. He's in Afghanistan for two days to meet with troops, commanders and Afghan officials. Gates says the presence after 2014 will be a small fraction of today and the personnel will be trainers and advisers.

Tags: DoD Report , defense , Robert Gates , Afghanistan

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:40am EST

Joint Strike Fighter engine faces Senate cut

All funding for an alternative F-35 engine would be killed under the measure drawn up Friday by the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Tags: DoD Report , JSF , F-35 alternative engine , GE , budget , contracting

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:40am EST

Don't get your security clearance all furloughed up

A government shutdown has been avoided for now. But if one would occur, federal employees with security clearances might want to be careful. Employee attorney John Mahoney explains.

Tags: pay and benefits , shutdown , budget , Security clearances , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , credit rating , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:31am EST

Microsoft begs users to stop using IE6

Microsoft says "everybody outta the IE6 pool!"

Tags: technology , Microsoft , IE6 , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/07/2011, 09:30am EST
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