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Road to interoperable DoD network starts with less-than-perfect solutions

DoD's path to a networking environment that serves the entire military with a single set of standards will start with the premise that 60-80 percent technology solutions are good enough for now. Pentagon wants to start with commercial technologies that can evolve in capability over time.

Tags: DoD , technology , Joint Information Environment , Joint Staff , Mark Bowman , enterprise email , Afghan Mission Network , Future Mission Network , Mission Partner Environment , acquisition ,

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 11:46am EDT
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McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , Carl Levin , John McCain , Congress , budget , management , DoD , sequestration ,

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Cyber Command boss wants better integration of network warriors

Military's cyber offense and defense strategies are being executed by two separate teams that can't sufficiently share knowledge, per the commander of U.S. Cyber Command

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , Coast Guard , Air Force , Robert Day , Suzanne Vautrinot ,

Friday - 08/24/2012, 06:49am EDT
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DoD email migration setting stage for future enterprise systems

This week the Army exceeded 500,000 users on its enterprise email network. The migration of potentially 3.7 million users to the network should be completed by March 2013. The Defense Department's move to a single, cloud-based system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency sets the stage for other enterprise-wide systems, said John Hale, DISA's chief of enterprise applications, in an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller.

Tags: John Hale , In Depth , DISA , DoD , email migration , technology , Jason Miller , Army

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:11pm EDT
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Pentagon IG details 'multiple forms of misconduct' by AFRICOM general

First Africa Command leader misused his authority and government funds, DoD inspector general finds. The review recommends the Army take "appropriate action" against Gen. William Ward.

Tags: DoD , Army , William Ward , inspector general , U.S. Africa Command , waste fraud abuse , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 08/17/2012, 04:01pm EDT

In Depth interviews - August 14

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Tom Shoop , Don Kettl , Catherine Lotrionte , Christopher Flavelle , Senate confirmation , cybersecurity , budget , Michael Flynn , DoD

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 03:17pm EDT

DoD IG finds audits at DISA fall short of government standards

A review of audit practices at the military's IT agency finds significant deficiencies in meeting governmentwide "yellow book" auditing standards. DISA agreed with the inspector general's findings and laid out four steps toward improvement.

Tags: DoD , DISA , financial management , inspector general , Kristopher Miltner , yellow book , oversight , management , DoD Report

Monday - 08/13/2012, 05:39am EDT

Army releases $7B solicitation for renewable energy on bases

Army says 130 companies have expressed interest in building renewable facilities on military installations so far. Winners will be picked by the end of the year.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Corps of Engineers , Energy , renewable energy , contracting , industry , Power purchase agreements , Energy initiatives task force , Katherine Hammack , Thomas Bostick ,

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:23am EDT
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'Crisis of confidence' as USPS posts $5.2 billion quarterly loss

The Postal Service lost $5.2 billion in the third quarter of this year, bringing its year-to-date tally of red ink to $11.6 billion for the first nine months of 2012. The USPS chief financial officer said the organization's liquid assets are running perilously low. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe faults an "inflexible" business model and urged action by Congress.

Tags: USPS , pensions , retirement , pay and benefits , Patrick Donahoe , Steven Masse , Thurgood Marshall, Jr. ,

Friday - 08/10/2012, 05:36am EDT
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Panetta throws in the towel on 2013 base closures

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says it's now clear another round of BRAC isn't in the cards in the immediate future, but maintains it will be necessary to keep a "balanced force."

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Leon Panetta , Office of Economic Adjustment

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 05:17am EDT
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