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DISA website back up after five-day outage

The Defense Information Systems Agency's website had been offline since Saturday. Agency officials blamed a hardware problem.

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Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:46pm EST

OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DoD , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Tags: DoD , DCMA , DCAA , NCMA , 2011 GCMC , DAU , acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , industry , contracting , pricing , Shay Assad , Timothy Callahan ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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DoD learns important lesson in developing coalition network

NATO and its members say a network they constructed to tie together the national networks of the various militaries operating in Afghanistan is a success story except for the fact that the network took eight years to get up and running. But U.S. Defense officials said they have a better understanding for future coalition operations for how best to build such a network.

Tags: DoD , Afghanistan , Army , DISA , information sharing , acquisition , technology , Randall Strong , David Simpson , Andy Bristow , Afghan Mission Network , Future Mission Network ,

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:03am EST

Air Force adding new IT stovepipes every day, general says

The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , cybersecurity , Charles Jones , Charles Davis , Air Force Materiel Command , MILCOM , network consolidation , David Van Buren , Donald Hoffman

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:45am EST
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DoD wants cheaper, faster satellite capabilities

The Defense Department needs fast, reliable, resilient satellite networking capabilities across the globe. It's wrestling with how to provide those capabilities in the face of dropping budgets.

Tags: DoD , space , satellites , SATCOM , acquisition , industry , Gil Klinger , Doug Loverro , MILCOM , contracting

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:20am EST
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VA's mobile strategy aims for flexibility, multiple devices

The Veterans Affairs Department wants to hedge its bets when it comes to its planned rollout of up to 100,000 tablet devices. IT leaders worry about the unpredictability of the mobile technology landscape, and don't want to spend millions to develop apps for a platform that risks being superseded by a competitor.

Tags: VA , mobile , technology , IT , smartphones , mobile devices , Windows , Android , Apple , iPhone , iPad , Roger Baker , Jerry Davis , AFCEA Health IT Day 2011 , health IT ,

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:52am EDT
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DoD to create map of defense industry

The Pentagon said it needs a much clearer picture of the subcontractors beneath the top tier of prime vendors it works with every day. DoD is trying to create a comprehensive map of the entire defense industry so it can keep critical suppliers healthy during an expected period of industry consolidation.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , defense industrial base , Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , Bill Schuster , Brett Lambert ,

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 05:52am EDT
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Air Force aims for one network by end of 2012

The Air Force intends to migrate most of its localized and non-standardized IT networks into a single system known as AFNET by the end of next year. The migration should enable enterprise services across the Air Force, but who will host and operate those services over the long term remains undecided.

Tags: DoD , technology , IT , Air Force , AFNET , Army , enterprise email , data center consolidation , Nicholas Davenport , network consolidation ,

Monday - 10/31/2011, 05:01am EDT
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DoD personnel miss out on absentee ballots

A Pentagon report found that more than a quarter of active-duty military personnel who requested absentee ballots for the 2010 election never received them. DoD is examining the reasons and looking to technological solutions.

Tags: DoD , technology , e-voting , Federal Voter Assistance Program , Bob Carey ,

Friday - 10/28/2011, 05:17am EDT
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