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VA, National Archives team up to help dig out of claims backlog

The Veterans Affairs department has signed a deal with the National Archives and Records Administration to start digitizing billions of pages of paper documents dealing with Veterans' benefit claims.

Tags: VA , NARA , Veterans Benefits Management System , technology , health IT , Roger Baker , Disabled American Veterans , Jeffrey Hall ,

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:23am EDT
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Army IT agency head departs for Energy

Donald Adcock, who served from 2010 until this month as the executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, has left the Pentagon to become the associate CIO for IT services at the Department of Energy.

Tags: Donald Adcock , Energy , Army Information Technology Agency , information technology , Mike Locatis , Army , people , John Berthiaume , chief information officer , Robert Brese ,

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:16pm EDT

Pentagon nears expansion of cyber information sharing effort

A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , James Moran , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Teri Takai , Samuel Cox , Neal Ziring , information sharing , defense industrial base ,

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Air Force 'appalled' by $1B IT system that produced few capabilities

The Air Force's comptroller poured $1 billion into a new enterprise resource planning system with virtually nothing to show for it after seven years. The service is restricting the ERP with details to come in the next few weeks.

Tags: DoD , financial improvement and audit readiness , ERP , Robert Hale , Robert McVay , Jamie Morin , Claire McCaskill , Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government , Army , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , Robert Work ,

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Navy aims for more accountability, centralized authority in acquisition commands

After a decade in which relatively few questions were asked about resource allocations, Navy and Marine Corps acquisition leaders are moving to adjust to a new reality.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , acquisition , industry , DoD budget , NAVSEA , NAVAIR , SPAWAR , MARCORSYSCOM , Frank Kelley , Patrick Brady , Kevin McCoy , David Architzel ,

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 05:38am EDT
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FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , third party accreditors , cloud computing , NIST , GSA , DoD , DHS , David McClure , David DeVries , Richard Spires , AFFIRM , industry , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Navy tries to stave off commanders' career-ending missteps

Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert , 21st Century Sailor and Marine , management , sexual assault ,

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:44am EDT
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DoD R&D prioritizes 'Big Data'

The Defense Department aims to spend $60 million in new procurements to sort out its data deluge. The Pentagon already spends $250 million annually on research projects under the heading of "big data."

Tags: DoD , technology , big data , Zach Lemnios , On DoD ,

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:43pm EDT
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White House presses for stricter cyber rules for critical infrastructure

Information sharing is critical but insufficient, White House cyber chief says. Howard Schmidt said the federal government's responsibility is broader than its own systems and that is why any cyber bill needs stronger oversight of critical networks.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , FISMA , Howard Schmidt , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS , Susan Collins , Georgetown University , critical infrastructure

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:36am EDT
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State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking

A contest sponsored by the State Department mobilized people online to find and photograph three individual (fictional) criminal suspects in five global cities in just 12 hours.

Tags: technology , crowdsourcing , science , State Department , TAG Challenge , Manuel Cebrian , Joshua deLara , social networking , law enforcement , DoD , DARPA ,

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:22am EDT
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