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VA seeks Army Corps of Engineers' help after construction failures

VA will seek at least $1.1 billion from Congress to rescue a Denver hospital project that was supposed to cost $600 million. The final price tag won't be known for several more months. VA also asked the Army Corps to conduct a complete examination of its major construction programs across the country.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Congress , Army Corps of Engineers , Veterans Health Administration , Contracting , industry , Kiewit-Turner , Sloan Gibson , Lloyd Caldwell , House Veterans Affairs Committee , management ,

Friday - 01/23/2015, 04:56am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

When the Department of Veterans Affairs started building a new state-of-the-art hospital in Denver, it was supposed to cost $600 billion and be finished by 2014. Today, it's less than half complete, the price tag has doubled and it's likely to go even higher. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, the VA is turning to the Army Corps of Engineers to help avoid similar blunders in the future.

Tags: In Depth , Veterans Affairs Department

Thursday - 01/22/2015, 04:30pm EST
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New House Armed Services Committee chair vows DoD reform agenda, starting with acquisition

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, says defense acquisition reform is an essential element of his agenda. But the approach will be slow and steady.

Tags: DoD , Congress , acquisition , Mac Thornberry ,

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:48am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says defense procurement reform is near the top of his agenda for the new Congress -- but don't expect things to change overnight. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu says it's likely to be a multi-year affair.

Tags: DoD , House Armed Services Committee , In Depth , Congress

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:39pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Two of the Air Force's most controversial budget proposals -- getting rid of excess bases and retiring aging aircraft -- will be back on the table in next year's budget. The force will try again this year, even though Congress voted against the proposals just a month ago. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , In Depth

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:45pm EST
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Air Force to reshape 'cost curve' via targeted acquisition reforms

A new series of acquisition changes called "Bending the Cost Curve" aims to make the overall Air Force acquisition process more responsive to technological advances, and reduce the time it takes to buy major weapons systems. The Air Force Research Lab will host a technology challenge program with the largest award in military history.

Tags: Air Force , Deborah Lee James , acquistion , Bending the Cost Curve , Better Buying Power , Atlantic Council , industry , Contracting , challenges , Bill LaPlante , Air Force Research Laboratory , Cost-cutting analysis program , plugfest ,

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:00am EST

DoD rewrites cloud security rules in move toward risk acceptance

New security guide places more trust in governmentwide FedRAMP program to secure unclassified data in commercial clouds, but retains tougher restrictions for more sensitive information.

Tags: DoD , technology , DISA , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , Dave Mihelcic ,

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 11:07am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Air Force is kicking off a series of targeted acquisition initiatives that its leaders say will bring in more competition, cut out internal bureaucracy and ultimately lead to faster, cheaper procurements. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:15pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Information Systems Agency is no longer the Defense Department's exclusive buyer of cloud computing services, but it is still in charge of security standards. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports DISA's new cloud security revamp is all about the idea of informed risk.

Tags: In Depth , DoD , DISA

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:15pm EST
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FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , mobile computing , FBI , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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