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DoD's audit goals achievable, Congressional inquiry finds

A special House panel finds DoD's audit plan is credible, but successful implementation will depend on commitment of Defense components and future leaders.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , management , financial management , auditability , CFO , CFO Act , Robert Hale , Mike Conaway , Adam Smith , financial improvement and readiness plan , statement of budgetary resources , Senior Executives Service , workforce , budget , DoD Report

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 05:24am EST
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Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren ,

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Tags: DoD , Energy , SunPower , Navy , China Lake , Clifford Maurer , power purchase agreement , green government , Karen Butterfield ,

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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Air Force reducing energy consumption in the air, on bases

The Air Force is hungry for energy like no agency in the federal government. The service's top energy official says they're trying to have a smaller appetite without hindering their mission.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Air Force , Energy , green government , Kevin Geiss ,

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:06am EST
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Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , open government , Plain Language Act , OIRA , Cass Sunstein , management , Bruce Braley , regulations , rulemaking ,

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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DISA pushes efficiency, security virtues of DoD private cloud

DoD dollars are coming down, and cyber threats are rising. The Defense Information Systems Agency says the enterprise services it's trying to build for the entire military are one answer to both problems.

Tags: DISA , cloud computing , technology , enterprise IT , enterprise email , Mark Orndorff , Tony Montemarano , Alfred Rivera , David Mihelcic , cybersecurity , AFCEA , DoD

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:24am EST
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DoD approves first-ever Android devices

The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted approval for Android-based mobile devices to connect to DoD networks, provided they're secured using a specific set of guidelines

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Dell , Good Technology , Android , Google , Apple , iOS , smartphones , mobile , Chris Roberts , DISA , STIG ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 06:22pm EST
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DoD budget guidance aims for leaner, more agile military

The President and the Pentagon gave the rough outlines Thursday for how they plan to create a lean, but still effective military. Ground forces will shrink, capabilities in cyber, ISR, technology will grow.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Budget Control Act , sequestration , Barack Obama , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , Ashton Carter , Buck McKeon , Steny Hoyer , Congress , cybersecurity , ISR ,

Friday - 01/06/2012, 05:21am EST
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Behind Goldwater-Nichols with author Jim Locher

In this edition of On DoD, we take a look back at one of the key events that made the military we have today what it is. 2011 was the 25th anniversary of the Goldwater-Nichols act. We marked the anniversary on Federal News Radio with a special series on how the major Defense reorganization made its way through Congress, and how lawmakers dragged the Pentagon, largely against its will, into a culture of jointness.

Tags: Jim Locher , Goldwater Nichols , DoD , On DoD ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:26pm EST
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Pentagon adds one more chair in Joint Chiefs' 'Tank'

As the result of a successful effort to add the chairman of the National Guard Bureau to the membership of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Craig R. McKinley, the Guard's top officer, becomes the seventh member on the panel.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Craig McKinley , James Winnefeld , Gus Hargett ,

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 05:11am EST
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