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Defense company executives warn of layoffs if cuts go through

A slate of defense industry executives lined up to testify before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, telling lawmakers that the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration would be devastating to their businesses and could lead to mass layoffs. The lack of action by Congress, so far, to avert the cuts has led to a "fog of uncertainty" even now, five months away from when sequestration would take effect, the CEO of Lockheed Martin testified.

Tags: budget , industry , DoD , defense industry , Pentagon Solutions , Robert Stevens , Lockheed Martin , Pratt & Whitney , David Hess , EADS North America , Della Williams , Williams-Pyro , Sean O

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 10:06pm EDT

Senate expected to vote on cybersecurity bill next week

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is expected to bring a stalled cybersecurity bill up for a floor vote by the end of next week. Lawmakers are still haggling over the final details but the bill's sponsor, Sen. Joe Lieberman, believes he'll have enough votes to pass the revised bill that includes compromises lessening the impact for private industry.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Cybersecurity , Joe Lieberman , Francis Rose , Technology , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 05:00pm EDT

NIST gives agencies tips to secure mobile devices

New guidelines could help agencies adopting bring-your-own-device strategies manage the potential risks smartphones and tablets could pose.

Tags: best practices , Cybersecurity , NIST , Tom Karygiannis , mobile computing , Bring your own device , Keith BieryGolick

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 06:29am EDT

In Depth interviews - July 17

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Francis Rose , Mary Santiago , Tom Shoop , Steve Kelman , Daniel Goure , Bill Phillips

Wednesday - 07/18/2012, 01:25am EDT

Navy begins live-fire training in Pacific Ocean

The exercises included sinking a decommissioned naval ship at sea. More than 25,000 military personnel are participating.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Francis Rose , DoD Report

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:22pm EDT

FBI tests mobile vulnerabilities

The FBI wants an automated testing system that can handle all Android applications. Researchers are trying to standardize a technique called fuzzing that forces outside data into the apps to find weaknesses.

Tags: FBI , Cybersecurity , mobile , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:14pm EDT

In Depth interviews - July 16

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Francis Rose , Dorine Andrews , Causey Awards , Richard Boly , State Department , Tom Karygiannis , David Powner , GAO

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 01:27am EDT

Sammies finalist uses new media to foster collaboration at State

Richard Boly, the director of the State Department's Office of eDiplomacy, is a finalist for the Service to America Medal.

Tags: Richard Boly , State Department , Service to America Medals , eDiplomacy , Technology , collaboration , best practices , management ,

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 03:39pm EDT

Annual cyber camp kick offs

The U.S. Cyber Challenge's annual cybersecurity camp program is now underway. It will run through July 20. Invited participants will go through four days of intensive training aimed at assessing and recruiting top cybersecurity talent.

Tags: Francis Rose , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , U.S. Cyber Challenge

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:00pm EDT

DoD to widen U.S. Route 1 near Ft. Belvoir

The Defense and Transportation Departments announced Route 1 will expand to six lanes as the result of $180 million disbursement from the Office of Economic Adjustment to pay for the upgrades.

Tags: Francis Rose , DoD , DoD Report , Ft. Belvoir

Monday - 07/16/2012, 08:04pm EDT
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