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Air Force munitions squadron undergoing shift

Col. Carey Tucker, the chief of the Munitions Division at the Air Force Global Strike Command, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the realignment is going.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Air Force Materiel Command , Francis Rose

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 06:56pm EST
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GAO: Agencies struggle to define cybersecurity workforce

Several large departments have failed to close cybersecurity workforce gaps that could hinder efforts to protect their computers and networks, according to congressional auditors.

Tags: Ruben Gomez , cybersecurity , GAO , NIST , NICE , cybersecurity workforce , workforce , Francis Rose , Gregory Wilshusen

Tuesday - 11/29/2011, 09:26pm EST
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Spammers spoof USPS messages

SophosLabs reports spammers are targeting users and tricking them into clicking on and infecting their computers with a Trojan horse. The messages, sent from what appears to be the U.S. Postal Service use a variety of subject lines such as, "Track your parcel" and "Your package is available for pickup."

Tags: Francis Rose , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , USPS , SophosLabs

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:07pm EST

Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Tags: Francis Rose , contracting , industry , acquisition , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , DoD , Air Force , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

Assad: DoD won't target contractor profitability

Shay Assad, the department's director of procurement and acquisition policy, said the department won't target contractors' profits, even as the Pentagon aims to make cuts. The Pentagon has said its concerned with cost reduction, not margin reduction.

Tags: Francis Rose , Shay Assad , DoD , DoD Report , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:09pm EST

Duqu hackers clear tracks

Hackers responsible for the botnet known as Duqu, have been clearing their tracks. Computerworld reports the hackers have cleraed and cleaned all their known servers all the way back to 2009.

Tags: Francis Rose , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Duqu , botnet

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:05pm EST

GOP proposal would freeze federal pay, cut workforce by 10 percent

Senate Republicans are proposing an extension of the federal pay freeze in order to pay for a continuation of a payroll tax cut favored by congressional Democrats and the White House. The proposal, which was assailed by some Democrats and federal employee unions, also includes a provision to cut 10 percent of the federal workforce or about 200,000 positions.

Tags: Congress , pay and benefits , pay freeze , Senate , Meredith Shiner , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:43pm EST
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Cyber attack that wasn't and one that was offer lessons

Two recent cyber incidents hightlight the real threat that cyber attacks can have, Vance Taylor, a partner Catalyst said. He penned a blog post on SecurityDebrief.com calling the most recent of these a "stark reminder."

Tags: cybersecurity , Vance Taylor , Catalyst Partners , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:35pm EST
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'Password' as a password a poor security choice

Your password might not be as secure as you think. Do these passwords sound familiar: "123456," "password" and "monkey." Those are just a few of the 25 worst passwords according to Splash Data.

Tags: cybersecurity , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update , SplashData , Morgan Slain

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 07:15pm EST
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Contract savings ideas range from innovative to old-school

Steve Kelman, a professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said in an in interview on In Depth with Francis Rose that agencies should consider a range of options to find contracting savings. His own list of cost-savings tips runs the gamut from "Nobody's ever done this," to "So old, it's new again."

Tags: Steve Kelman , contracting , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Francis Rose , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 06:49pm EST
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