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Broadband congested, contested, and desirable

From remotely opening garage doors to controlling appliances, to gaming, banking, shopping, to enabling the use of infrared and radar sensors, GPS, and satellite communications by fisherman, firemen and fighter aircraft the Electromagnetic Spectrum touches lives. We learn more from Blair Levin, co-author of the FCC's national broadband plan.

Tags: technology , FCC , broadband plan , Electromagnetic Spectrum , Blair Levin , Aspen Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies

Monday - 09/20/2010, 10:40am EDT

DIA signs massive Reston lease

The Defense Intelligence Agency has signed a 523,482-square-foot lease at Boston Properties's Patriots Park in Reston, with plans to fill the entire two-tower property by 2013.

Tags: DoD Report , contracting

Monday - 09/20/2010, 10:40am EDT

Where is the acquisition workforce?

A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.

Tags: DoD Report , Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afgh , management , acquisition workforce , Christopher Shays

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:40am EDT

Navy's Cyber Forces move full steam ahead

There's a new type of naval warrior. Commander of Navy Cyber Forces, Rear Admiral Tom Meek explains.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Navy , management , technology , cyberwarriors , Tom Meek , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:30am EDT

Monday Morning Federal Newscast - September 20th

Republicans threaten to block appropriations bills, Lew promises to address USPS pension problems, Pentagon cost-cutting may hit Marines in the lunchbox

Tags: newscast

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:00am EDT

Beware of hoax virus emails

The putatively invading viruses have imaginative names: black in the white house, Olympic Torch, midget census workers kidnapped, etc.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , midget census workers kidnapped

Monday - 09/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

Pentagon cuts costs, challenges contractors

What industry really thinks about the Pentagon's cost cutting plan from Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council

Tags: DoD Report , Pentagon , contracting , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , acquisition , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:41am EDT

Botnets are for sale to cybercriminals

A new investigation finds a managed services provider that specializes in offering a fee-based service sheds new light in to the growing commercialization of this criminal space.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , managed services provider , botnets , Damballa

Friday - 09/17/2010, 09:30am EDT

Friday Morning Federal Newscast - September 17th

Coburn: Pay your taxes or lose your job, OPM raises the bar in veterans hiring, Bill would debar crooked contractors

Tags: newscast

Friday - 09/17/2010, 09:20am EDT

Gates: Afghanistan surge is working

Evidence is building that the Obama administration's surge strategy is working in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, citing recent assessments from the new top U.S. and NATO commander and Gates' personal impressions from a recent trip to Afghan battlefields.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , Afghanistan , surge

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:40am EDT
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