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Navy says CANES network is 44 percent cheaper than expected

Competition, reliance on commercial technology drove down prices for IT consolidation on ships, Navy official says. The service still is figuring out how to integrate CANES with its NGEN shore-based system. The RFP for NGEN is expected any day.

Tags: DoD , technology , CANES , NGEN , NMCI , DJ LeGoff , Northrop Grumman , Navy , AFCEA , William Leigher , contracting , industry , DoD Report

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:24am EDT
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Army tries to improve and cut back on service contracting

The Army will soon issue guidance to all of its commands telling them to cut the dollars they spend on service contracts, the service's top contracting official tells Federal News Radio.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Army , contracting , service contracting , Kim Denver ,

Friday - 05/04/2012, 01:45pm EDT
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DoD to begin rollout of cloud-based joint network

The Pentagon will begin testing cloud-based joint networking environment in Europe this summer. Effort aims to eliminate seams between service-and-mission-specific networks.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , Navy , AFCEA NoVa , David Simpson , Harry Harris , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Joint Information Environment , identity management , cloud computing ,

Friday - 05/04/2012, 12:07pm EDT
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DoD, DHS officials keep pressure on Congress for new cyber laws

The government is working with a cobbled-together set of authorities and responsibilities when it comes to protecting networks from cyber threats, a top Homeland Security Department cyber official said Wednesday. Congress needs to act soon to update the nation's cybersecurity posture, he said.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , critical infrastructure , information sharing , University of Rhode Island , ODNI , DIA , U.S. Cyber Command , James Langevin , Michael Flynn , Mark Weatherford ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Pentagon's post-9/11 security agency marks 10-year anniversary

The Pentagon Force Protection Agency is now ten years old and four times bigger than the security agency that guarded the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. PFPA is trying to guard that workforce growth amidst budget reductions.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , law enforcement , Richard Keevil ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 10:20am EDT
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DoD calls off annual procurement conference

Defense Department officials have called off large annual contracting-focused conference just weeks before it was set to begin. The invitation-only DoD Procurement Conference and Training Symposium was to have taken place in Orlando, Fla., later this month. However, a departmental notice said officials needed more time to better align the training programs with DoD acquisition policy.

Tags: DoD , GSA , conference spending , acquisition , Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 08:37pm EDT

DoD faces struggles on path toward 'better buying power'

A year and a half after embarking on a strategy designed to get more bang for DoD's acquisition bucks, the Pentagon is still struggling to instill the idea that programs should be managed to what they should cost, rather than what they cost today.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , Better Buying Power , should cost , low price technically acceptable , Shay Assad , Ashton Carter , Coalition for Government Procurement ,

Monday - 04/30/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Agencies explore possibilities of virtual worlds

Paulette Robinson, the iCollege's associate dean for teaching, learning and technology, said the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds has grown from five members from four federal agencies in 2007 to 3,000 members this year.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , iCollege , Paulette Robinson , virtual worlds ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 01:00pm EDT
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House panel declines to approve hike in DoD's health insurance fees

House military personnel subcommittee asserts retirees have already paid for their health care via their military service, omits DoD proposal to hike TRICARE fees.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Military Officers Association of America , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Kathy Beasley , Budget Control Act ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:14am EDT
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VA, National Archives team up to help dig out of claims backlog

The Veterans Affairs department has signed a deal with the National Archives and Records Administration to start digitizing billions of pages of paper documents dealing with Veterans' benefit claims.

Tags: VA , NARA , Veterans Benefits Management System , technology , health IT , Roger Baker , Disabled American Veterans , Jeffrey Hall ,

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 05:23am EDT
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