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Air Force plots course for cyber future

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force's chief information officer, discusses the service's cyber future in a conversation with Pentagon reporters.

Tags: On DoD , Michael Basla , cybersecurity , Air Force , DoD

Wednesday - 12/19/2012, 03:02pm EST
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Federal acquisition leaders distressed over workforce, budget cuts

Latest edition of a biennial survey, sponsored by a contracting industry group, finds acquisition leaders have the same challenges they had a decade ago. But they fear tighter budgets will reverse progress toward improving the government's acquisition workforce.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , acquisition workforce , Professional Services Council , Army Contracting Command , Camille Nichols , Grant Thornton , Stan Soloway , Alan Chvotkin , Phil Kangas ,

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 05:19am EST
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Joint Chiefs to crack down on military IT stovepipes

A new process promises more advance word on what the Pentagon wants from its military services, but demands they comply with common architectures. DoD said it is learning from development mistakes of the past.

Tags: technology , DoD , Joint Information Environment , Martin Westphal , AFCEA , GCSS , standards , Joint Chiefs of Staff

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:45am EST
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DoD facilitates disability hiring with special programs

Stephen King, DoD's director of disability employment programs, talks with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about hiring disabled Americans in the Defense Department. Then, Dinah Cohen, the director of the Pentagon's Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program, discusses assistance provided to post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury

Tags: On DoD , Stephen King , disability hiring , Dinah Cohen

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:31pm EST
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Navy, Air Force CMOs decry 'blunt, formulaic' cuts to civilian workforce

Senate-passed annual authorization bill for DoD would require a 5 percent cut in non-uniformed employees. Chief management officers from two military services say mathematical cuts to a workforce that's "under siege" would be unwise.

Tags: DoD , workforce , civilian workforce , Navy , Air Force , Congress , Robert Work , Jamie Morin , Government Executive

Monday - 12/10/2012, 05:56am EST
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Panetta, Shinseki order swifter progress toward joint health records

The heads of DoD and VA met on Thursday, and decided they wanted to a plan to speed up the delivery of an integrated health record system, currently scheduled for implementation in 2017.

Tags: technology , VA , DoD , Eric Shinseki , Leon Panetta , electronic health record , information sharing , health IT , veterans benefits , VBMS ,

Friday - 12/07/2012, 06:10am EST
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Army to close D.C.-area contracting center in bid to reduce staff turnover

The Army's Contracting Command will inactivate its National Capital Region contracting center in July of 2013, one of six it currently operates around the country. The move is partially intended to let the command decrease its turnover rate for acquisition talent.

Tags: Army , DoD , Camille Nichols , Army Contracting Command ,

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 08:24pm EST
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IT reform bill would cull the CIO herd, give them more power

Rep. Darrell Issa said agencies need a lot more agility in their IT spending, but a lack of budget authority and a proliferation of accountability among bureau-level CIOs gets in the way.

Tags: technology , Congress , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , IT reform , OMB , Open source software ,

Tuesday - 12/04/2012, 03:22pm EST
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IRS struggling to tackle massive surge in identity theft

Faced with declining resources, the Internal Revenue Service has diverted resources from elsewhere inside the agency to try and head off skyrocketing cases of identity theft stemming from tax refunds.

Tags: IRS , Congress , House , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , TIGTA , GAO , National Taxpayer Advocate , J. Russell George , Gerry Connolly , Nina Olson , Beth Tucker , James White , technology , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 11/30/2012, 06:16pm EST
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Air Force role just 1 piece of DoD's cyber puzzle

Air Force senior leaders assigned themselves several tasks after a summit on cyberspace in mid-November. But the service's role in cyberspace also awaits forthcoming guidance from the military's top leadership on the future of U.S. Cyber Command.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , cybersecurity , U.S. Cyber Command , Michael Basla , workforce , training

Monday - 12/03/2012, 05:16am EST
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