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Coast Guard commandant on Gulf Coast response

President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Coast Guard proposed major cuts to the agency's counterterrorism mission. You can imagine how that's being received. Commandant Robert Papp explains.

Tags: USCG , management , Robert Papp , commandant , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 10:08am EDT
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Pentagon looks for fat to trim

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he wants to trim some of the billions of dollars the Pentagon spends on weapons systems and contractor services, part of a Pentagon-wide effort to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has suggestions for starting points.

Tags: management , contracting , Pentagon , DoD , defense spending , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Petraeus takes the Hill

Beneath bipartisan rounds of praise for Petraeus lay fault lines over the nearly nine-year war. A make-or-break military push across southern Afghanistan is stuck in neutral, though U.S. officials insist there are signs of progress and reason for hope. The Hill's Ian Swanson breaks it down for us.

Tags: Congress , The Hill , Ian Swanson , David Petraeus

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - June 30th

Hoyer: Votes on wartime supplemental by Friday, Arlington Cemetery contractors investigated, VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 08:55am EDT

Who is spying on your cell phone?

Lockheed Martin beefs up network security threats protection, Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , spyware , Lockheed Martin , Ironkey , Blue Cross Blue Shield , WellPoint

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 08:30am EDT

Improvements suggested for federal hiring

Competitive hiring for government jobs leaves recent college graduates behind. The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta says it doesn't have to be that way. He explains.

Tags: management , hiring practices , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 10:40am EDT
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When contractors are unsavory not unsuitable

CIA Director Leon Panetta says the agency has hired Xe Services - the company once known as Blackwater - for a $100 million contract to provide security in Afghanistan. As you can imagine, some are outraged. Steve Ryan explains the issues.

Tags: contracting , ethics , Blackwater , Xe , Steve Ryan , McDermott, Will & Emory , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Cybersecurity Center pitched for USNA

Panetta concerned about cyberwarfare

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Navy , USNA , Leon Panetta , cyberwarfare , CIA

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 09:30am EDT

Tuesday Morning Federal Newscast - June 29th

BRAC moves begin, Foreign Affairs Security Training Center plug pulled, VA patient scheduling app still not ready for prime time

Tags: newscast

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 08:39am EDT

Smart Grid protected by smart money

Efforts to protect the smart grid could generate $21 billion dollars in spending over the next five years. Tom Billington, CEO of CyberSecurity Seminars, walks us through some of the issues found in a study by Pike Research.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Pike Research , Smart Grid , Tom Billington , CyberSecurity Seminars , Suzanne Kubota

Monday - 06/28/2010, 03:26pm EDT
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