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GAO: DoD missing keys to good procurement

Designing requirements for a big procurement at DoD involves three main elements: cost, schedule, and performance objectives. GAO's Mike Sullivan told Federal News Radio that DoD continues to struggle in those areas.

Tags: Mike Sullivan , GAO , DoD , procurement , acquisition , acquisition policy , management , oversight ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:19pm EDT
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U.S. to swap guns with diplomacy

Fewer than seven months remain before the U.S. military is scheduled to leave Iraq, and the handoff from DoD to diplomats is in full swing. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former Ambassador Ronald Neumann about the buildup of American soft power.

Tags: DoD , military , Iraq , diplomacy ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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Female commander writes Marine history

Brigadier General Loretta Reynolds has become the first female commander of the Marine Corps' historic recruit depot at Parris Island, S.C.

Tags: Loretta Reynolds , DoD , DoD Report , Marine Corps , management , people ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 06:45pm EDT

Cybersecurity strategy targets on domain names

DHS has published its new IT Sector Risk Management Strategy for Domain Name Resolution Services.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , DHS , Information Technology Sector Coordinating Council , domain names

Friday - 06/17/2011, 06:31pm EDT

Why DoD is fighting large contractor mergers

The Defense Department says it will fight large weapons contractors trying to merge. Mark Amtower, host of Amtower Off Center, explains how and why DoD is fighting this.

Tags: Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , contracting , DoD ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:50pm EDT
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Will E-Gov merger lead to reduction in services?

Lawmakers want to merge the fund with GSA's Office of Citizen Services. Sam Rosen-Amy, a federal fiscal policy analyst for OMB Watch, said that may lead to reduction in services.

Tags: Sam Rosen-Amy , OMB Watch , e-gov fund , transparency , technology , GSA , OMB , Office of Citizen Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:45pm EDT
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Federal pay, benefits in question

Congress is mulling a number of bills that could significantly change federal employees' pay and benefits. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose asked Tammy Flanagan, Senior benefits Director for the National Institute of Transition Planning, to explain the potential impact.

Tags: Tammy Flanagan , pay and benefits , pay , benefits , retirement benefits , Congress , NITP ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:25pm EDT
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Panetta promotes cybersecurity bill

Third time might be the charm. Maybe. The White House is attempting to push an historic federal cybesecurity bill through Congress.

Tags: Leon Panetta , cybersecurity , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Congress ,

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 07:26pm EDT

Commerce asks for cybersecure business ideas

The Department of Commerce wants your ideas on the cybersecurity in an Internet-connected economy. Find out how you can comment on the department's report "Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy".

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoC , industry ,

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 06:50pm EDT
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