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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology ,

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Air Force doubling down on IT efficiencies

The Air Force, already facing a $1.2 billion budget cut from its IT portfolio, is looking at how to cut another billion. The service is looking to application rationalization and other efficiencies to meet its targets.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , AFNET , enterprise email , enterprise services , IT efficiency , technology , Michael Basla , software consolidation , data center consolidation

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:42am EST
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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force , Marines

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Ike Skelton , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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San Francisco team solves DARPA's shredder challenge

The winners of the series of ultra-complex puzzles used custom-designed software to detect the proper places for thousands of shards of shredded paper.

Tags: DARPA , Regina Dugan , DoD , shredder challenge

Friday - 12/02/2011, 07:46pm EST
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DoD's Wennergren works to drive business process changes

The Defense Department's new strategic management plan includes changes to the department's previous business goals, as well as new areas DoD plans to focus on in the coming year.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , DCMO , management , Dave Wennergren

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:19pm EST
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Senate wants new legal deadline for DoD audits

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told DoD he wants it to be ready for a partial audit by 2014. The Senate this week is considering taking that goal and making it law.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , Congress , Senate , Robert Hale , audit readiness , JoAnn Boutelle , Deloitte , Kelly Ayotte ,

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:04am EST
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VA delivering 9 out of 10 IT projects on time

In the Department of Veterans Affairs, it took two years and a big culture change to raise the rate of on-time deliveries of IT projects from below 30 percent to just shy of 90 percent. But according to VA's CIO, those changes amount to his department giving itself its own budget increase.

Tags: VA , CIO , technology , project management , PMAS , Roger Baker , IT efficiency ,

Monday - 11/28/2011, 05:36am EST
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DARPA challenge unshreds destroyed documents

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wanted to know how quickly people could put shredded documents together again. The answer: pretty quickly.

Tags: DARPA , technology , shredder , DoD , crowdsourcing , cybersecurity , University of California San Diego , Manuel Cebrian , Norm Whittaker , Dan Kaufman ,

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:23am EST
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National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: DoD , National Guard , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Cyber Workforce , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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