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DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: DoD , technology , Cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Terry Halvorsen , Dave DeVries ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A more nuanced strategy is what the Defense Department is applying to its data center consolidation initiative. When the Pentagon first started four years ago, the approach was relatively straightforward: first count the data centers, then close as many as possible. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD says that more nuanced strategy focuses more on cost than sheer numbers.

Tags: In Depth , DoD

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 05:11pm EDT

Brennan says new CIA cyber branch part of digital evolution

The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies' turf.

Tags: Intelligence Community , CIA , John Brennan , Council on Foreign Relations , management , cybersecurity , Reorganization ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:58am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

CIA Director John Brennan says his agency's new focus on cyber is part of a necessary evolution within his agency. It's not an attempt to elbow in on other agencies turf, including the National Security Agency, according to Director Brennan. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, Brennan defends a reorganization of the agency. He says the CIA's methods are changing, but its missions aren't.

Tags: John Brennan , CIA , In Depth

Friday - 03/13/2015, 05:25pm EDT
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Army plans large reductions in service contract support

Cuts to service contracts are part of an Army-wide push to use soldiers and civilians for jobs that had been outsourced by necessity during wartime, officials said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Army , John McHugh , Ray Odierno ,

Thursday - 03/12/2015, 04:00am EDT
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Pentagon's Ginman reflects on four decades in Defense procurement

Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, left government late last month. In an interview with Federal News Radio's On DoD a few days before his retirement, he reflected on what's changed during his 42-year career, and what hasn't.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , acquisition , Richard Ginman , GAO , DCMA , DCAA , Althea Coetzee ,

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 03:55am EDT
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Army to deal with budget cuts by sharing services with local communities

The military already has shown it can improve services on bases through public-private partnerships. As budgets shrink, the next task is to partner with local governments.

Tags: DoD , Army , Installations , sequestration , Intergovernmental Support Agreement , Ivan Bolden , Sam Farr , Rochelle Dornatt , Danial Pick , Paul Fellinger , Association of the U.S. Army , Public-private partnership ,

Wednesday - 03/11/2015, 04:25am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army says it has the backing of legal authorities to start an aggressive push for public-private partnerships to help deal with funding cuts to its military bases. The service says it's set up a speedy approval process in the Pentagon to let base commanders make agreements with their local communities and to share a wide range of public works services rather than running them on their own. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 03/10/2015, 05:10pm EDT
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Air Force to ask for base closures, aircraft retirements despite repeated rebuffs

As is typical, Defense leaders are not sharing many details about next year's budget proposal prior to its expected February release. But the Air Force is making clear it's gearing up for another fight on BRAC and aircraft divestitures, and thinks it might win this time.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Deborah Lee James , Mark Welsh , budget , Congress ,

Monday - 01/19/2015, 03:54am EST
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Tighter budgets lead to more cost overruns; Army wraps up listening tour ahead of force structure decisions

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, could a new report finally explain which Pentagon policies tend to lead to cost and schedule growth, and which ones keep programs on track? Plus, why it seems unlikely that Congress will go along with DoD's latest request to close stateside military bases.

Tags: Inside the Reporterís Notebook , DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Congress , Army , Katherine Hammack , sequestration , BRAC , Installations , John Conger , Peter Levine ,

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:35am EDT
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