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New cybersecurity threat could revive legislation

Congress has a lot of unfinished business to tackle during its lame duck session expected in November. The House Intelligence Committee chairman thinks new threat information could push cyber legislation up the priority list.

Tags: technology , Congress , cybersecurity , National Security Agency , U.S. Cyber Command , Keith Alexander , House Intelligence Committee , Mike Rogers , CISPA , information sharing , U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Friday - 10/05/2012, 05:06am EDT
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Air Force wrestling with how best to define an IT 'enterprise'

As service transitions to Air Force and DoD enterprise IT models, defining what technology services should be shared is still on the to-do list. The service's AFNet program is the umbrella effort to centrally-manage many commodity IT functions.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , enterprise services , technology , Essye Miller , Frank Konieczny , David Uhrich , AFCEA DC

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:40am EDT
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DoD encourages early voting

The Defense Department has marked the week of Oct. 1 as Absentee Voting Week. It's urging service members living overseas to register to vote and to take care of absentee balloting while there's still time for mail to make its way to and from local election jurisdictions.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Federal Voting Assistance Program

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 03:30pm EDT
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VA awards contract for mobile device management, apps store

Procurement will start with management of 5,000 mobile devices, plus app stores for consumers inside and outside of VA. The agency awarded a three-year, $9.3 million deal to Longview International Technology Solutions to build and manage the technology in the cloud.

Tags: technology , VA , Longview International Technology Solutions , Agilex Technologies , mobile computing , BYOD , Roger Baker , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 05:00am EDT

Funding boost gives DHS a head start in 2013 to fight cyber threats

The agency plans to release solicitations to help agencies implement sensors to detect threats, followed by industry-provided services to analyze them. Congress approved $183 million to begin in 2013 to help get continuous monitoring off the ground more quickly.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , DHS , NIST , FISMA , FedRAMP , John Streufert , Ron Ross ,

Friday - 09/28/2012, 05:56am EDT
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Pentagon struggles to secure a supply chain it no longer dominates

Congress has told the Pentagon to stem the tide of suspected counterfeit parts that ultimately end up in military technology systems. First though, DoD has to come to grips with the fact that it can't simply mandate change to an industrial base it once controlled.

Tags: technology , DoD , Brett Lambert , Melissa Hathaway , Potomac Institute , cybersecurity , Supply chain management , industry ,

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:00am EDT
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DoD applies tighter scrutiny to business IT spending

For the first time, review panels will question not just new IT projects, but also money spent on maintaining older technologies. The changes are part of an overhaul Congress ordered the Pentagon to implement with regard to how it handles investment review boards, the internal overseers that federal agencies use to greenlight spending for business IT systems.

Tags: DoD , management , technology , Congress , David Wennergren , Elizabeth McGrath , DCMO , Business Enterprise Acrhitecture , Investment Review Board ,

Monday - 09/24/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Peeking inside DoD's next version of Better Buying Power

Should-cost management and affordability-cap elements of acquisition overhaul have worked well, DoD's acquisition chief says. But workforce has overreacted to Pentagon's urging toward more fixed-price contracts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Obama Impact , DoD Report

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:54am EDT
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From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Tags: DoD , financial management , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Navy , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , ERP , House Armed Services Committee , budget , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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