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U.S.S. Enterprise leaves for final deployment

Rear Adm. Ted Carter, commander of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu from the Atlantic Ocean as the carrier heads off for one last set of missions in Europe and the Middle East.

Tags: Ted Carter , Navy , DoD ,

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 01:37pm EDT
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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall ,

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Army acquisition dysfunction is a 'myth,' leaders argue

Army modernization leaders say they've gotten a bad rap on acquisition, and they claim it's undeserved. They point to several wartime success stories, and say they're implementing suggested reforms.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Peter Chiarelli , John McHugh , Tony Cucolo , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , William Phillips ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28am EST
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GOP cyber bill takes hands-off approach to industry

Eight Republican lawmakers on Thursday introduced an alternative to a comprehensive cybersecurity bill the Senate expects to vote on soon. GOP senators say their approach avoids additional bureaucracy and encourages information sharing.

Tags: congress , cybersecurity , FISMA , John McCain , Lisa Murkowski , Joe Lieberman , technology , DHS ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 03:54pm EST
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Air Force aims to turn cyber into a career

With cyber skills in high demand, military and General Schedule pay scales can't possibly compete with industry paychecks. The Air Force hopes to compete by letting airmen make a career out of cyber.

Tags: DoD , Army , cybersecurity , workforce , cyberworkforce , Air Force , Skip Runyan , Eric Bassel , SANS Institute ,

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 05:15am EST
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GOP lawmakers question fairness of DoD pay and benefit cuts

Members of Congress complain that DoD's budget cuts don't do enough to trim civilian personnel spending.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , congress , Mike Coffman , Kelly Ayotte , Leon Panetta , Austin Scott , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , FEHBP , OPM ,

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 05:12am EST
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Navy struggles to find the way ahead on big data

The Navy is in the early stages of trying to figure out how to move from a net-centric view of its information systems to one that focuses on the data itself. The service is looking to the experiences of the intelligence community to improve data tagging and data sharing.

Tags: Navy , NGEN , AFCEA , Jan Tighe , information sharing , big data , Intelligence community , cloud computing , data management , network management

Monday - 02/20/2012, 07:27am EST
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DHS defends social media monitoring program

DHS officials said they're only monitoring Twitter and Facebook to get situational awareness of the homeland security situation. Congress seems unconvinced. Privacy group wants lawmakers to take action to stop DHS.

Tags: Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , DHS , congress , social media , information sharing , Patrick Meehan , Jackie Speier , Electronic Privacy Information Center , Mary Ellen Callahan , Web 2.0

Friday - 02/17/2012, 05:12am EST
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Congress pushes back against another round of BRAC

DoD officials say as the number of troops shrink so should their real estate holdings. Lawmakers are wary about reducing troop and bases levels too much, and the expense of the Base Realignment and Closure process.

Tags: DoD , budget , BRAC , Roscoe Bartlett , Leon Panetta , Michael McCord , James Inhofe , Mac Thornberry , Martin Dempsey , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , GAO ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:13am EST
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DoD to issue new civil liberties guidance

Michael Reheuser is the director of the Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office, that oversees the Defense Department's compliance with the Privacy Act, which has been largely unchanged since 1974.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Privacy Act , privacy , civil liberties , 9/11 commission , Defense Privacy and Civil Liberties Office , Michael Reheuser ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 12:32pm EST
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