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Five firms get $2.5B contract to install new network on Navy ships

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award will converge the heterogeneous IT architectures aboard Navy ships - all 630 of them - into a single, standards based architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , CANES , industry , open architecture ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:48pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Right now, the Navy has more than 630 network baselines on its ships at sea. A contract the service awarded this week aims to change that. The Navy is committing up to $2.5 billion to five vendors who will replace that IT mishmash with a single, standards based network architecture. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: Navy , contracting

Friday - 08/22/2014, 09:45am EDT
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DoD revisiting security guidelines for commercial cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which serves as the broker between Defense Department components and commercial providers of cloud computing services, says the certification standards it set for commercial providers may be too arduous for vendors. DoD also launched five pilots to test the use of commercial cloud providers and is reassessing how it develops cloud requirements.

Tags: DoD , DISA , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , David Bennett ,

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:19am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency says it's undertaking a top-to-bottom review of the security criteria it uses to decide whether it should use commercial cloud computing systems for Defense data. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DISA thinks the current process is too stringent and too slow.

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Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 05:04pm EDT
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Navy turns to strategic sourcing to cut conference spending

The Navy awarded blanket purchase agreements to 17 small businesses, which they hope will take care of most DoD's conference planning needs for the next three years.

Tags: DoD , conferences , Navy , acquisition , strategic sourcing , Jamey Halke ,

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:31am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is taking a strategic sourcing approach to the way it spends money on conferences. The service awards 17 blanket purchase agreements for conference planning, and in the near future, those BPAs might become the only authorized way to spend money on official meetings for the Navy and Marine Corps. Jamey Halke, Navy Department strategic sourcing program manager, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu. He explains the Navy's response to governmentwide pressure to reduce spending on conferences. Read Jared's related article.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:23pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Director of Naval intelligence, Vice Adm. Ted Branch, is now in his ninth month on the job with no access to classified information. Last November the Navy announced that Branch was one of the officials they were investigating in the fraud and bribery scandal involving ship husbanding. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this story, which he covered in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 09:24am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army has a new acquisition strategy to guide the way it will buy and modernize its ground based robotics systems in the future. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, it relies heavily on open architectures, open standards and open source software.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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Agencies slow to move out on DHS cyber program, survey says

A large chunk of the government IT workforce that's charged with implementing the Homeland Security Department's new continuous diagnostics and mitigation initiative still doesn't know much about it. The lack of awareness is most acute with agency inspectors general. But those that have pressed forward with CDM say their networks have already become more secure or less costly.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , SANS Institute , DHS , CDM , Kenneth Durbin , Tony Sager , Tim Woods ,

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 05:08am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Homeland Security Department is off to a slow start in the move to a continuous monitoring approach to cybersecurity. They've been working at it for about a year. That's the bad news. On the plus side, the agencies that have gotten the ball rolling are already seeing good results. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: In Depth

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 04:53pm EDT
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