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As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs , Congress , disability claims backlog , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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Navy strikes enterprise licensing deal with Oracle

Navy department's second large enterprise licensing agreement will save an estimated $60 million over five years. Navy and Marine Corps components are required to use it for all of the Oracle database products it covers.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Oracle , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 04:42pm EDT

DoD maintains BRAC fight, despite opposition from Congress

Amid nearly unanimous congressional opposition, the Defense Department says it needs to stop operating military facilities it no longer wants or needs.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Robert Hale , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , managment , Senate Armed Services Committee , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 06/14/2013, 06:09am EDT
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Industry driving development of first-ever critical infrastructure cyber framework

NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , NIST , cybersecurity framework , critical infrastructure , Patrick Gallagher , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , industry , Senate Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Iraq, Afghanistan wars revolutionizing civilian health-care

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, says the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are still teaching lessons to the civilian health-care community. Woodson joins Jared Serbu for the full hour on this week's edition of On DoD to discuss the evolution of military medicine.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Jonathan Woodson

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 01:40pm EDT
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DoD assures Congress contractors will share in the pain of sequestration

The Defense Department is examining all of its contracts as part of the reductions necessary under automatic budget cuts. Reductions to contractors, not civilians, will make up "the majority" of the cost savings.

Tags: Congress , workforce , sequestration , service contracting , Edward Snowden , Richard Durbin , Chuck Hagel , Robert Hale , industry , contracting

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:54am EDT
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From left, right and center, analysts beg DoD to tackle overhead costs

In an open letter to congressional leaders and to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, a broad array of military scholars argue the cost of running the Pentagon bureaucracy soon will crowd out the spending necessary to fight and win wars.

Tags: DoD , budget , military compensation , BRAC , workforce , Larry Korb , Gordon Adams , Center for American Progress , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Stimson Center , Brookings Institution , David Berteau , Mackenzie Eaglen , American Enterprise Institute

Tuesday - 06/04/2013, 05:13am EDT
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Sequestration slows network modernization that Navy can't wait for

In the initial round of installations, the Navy hoped to outfit 15 ships with the new standardized IT architecture. But fiscal 2013 budget problems will cut the number of ships roughly in half.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , CANES , William Leigher , AFCEA , budget , sequestration

Monday - 06/03/2013, 06:59am EDT
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Marine Corps prepares to cut cord on NMCI

The Marine Corps will transition on Saturday to a government-owned, government-operated IT network, ending its 12-year reliance on the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The Navy said it expects to award the follow-on contract to NMCI by June 30.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , Navy , NGEN , NMCI , Robert Scott Jack , Kevin Nally , AFCEA , Joint Information Environment , technology

Friday - 05/31/2013, 05:47am EDT
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Navy targets billions more in IT savings

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.

Tags: DoD , technology , budget , Navy , Marine Corps , mobility , data center consolidation , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:03pm EDT
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