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Air Force to consume not pay for the development of biofuels

The Air Force wants to fulfill half of its U.S.-based jet fuel needs with alternative fuels by 2016 and expects to be ready for that target ahead of time. But, with the view that it is a consumer, not a producer of energy, the service says it doesn't intend to play a direct role in helping to develop biofuel technologies.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Energy , alternative energy , Green government , Kevin Geiss , Air Force Association , biofuels , industry , DoD Report

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 07:44am EDT
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Military retirement costs are affordable, DoD says

Amid calls for military retirement reform, Pentagon officials say the system that's in place right now is not the main driver of the department's escalating personnel costs and is affordable . Their remarks Tuesday before a Congressional subcommittee run counter to a Defense Business Board report that suggested retirement costs may eventually crowd out warfighting capability.

Tags: DoD , Congress , House , House Armed Services Committee , pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , military retirement , Defense Business Board , Steve Stobridge , Jo Ann Rooney , Vee Penrod , Austin Scott ,

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 05:34am EDT
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DoD almost ready to hand out $30M in clean energy grants

The Pentagon will soon announce winners of its latest round of grant funding to try out new energy technologies at its U.S. bases. The response from industry and other government agencies has been overwhelming, officials said.

Tags: DoD , Green government , Dorothy Robyn , Energy , Martin Dempsey , Peter Newell , Army , Navy , Marine Corps ,

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 05:34am EDT
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Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , Intelligence community , CIA , NRO , NGA , NSA , DIA , Jeanne Tisinger , James Clapper , Al Tarasiuk , Jill Singer , Neill Tipton , industry , information sharing , cloud computing , budget ,

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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Intelligence agencies to squeeze savings from IT, contractors

After a decade of uninterrupted spending growth, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has submitted budget cutting plans for intelligence agencies to the White House. The intelligence community will try to save money mostly through IT efficiencies, and will try to protect its civilian workforce while drawing down on its reliance upon contractors.

Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , intelligence , Intelligence community , DIA , CIA , James Clapper , NSA , NGA , NRO , workforce , acquisition ,

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:42am EDT
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Navy takes lifecycle view of energy costs in acquisitions

The Navy is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to find alternatives to fossil fuels. A parallel effort aims to engrain energy efficiency into the way the service buys the ships and planes it will own for the next few decades.

Tags: DoD , Energy , Navy , alternative energy , acquisition , acquisition policy , jim thomsen , jo decker , terry blake , Ray Mabus , Green government , DoD Report

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:45am EDT
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Panetta wants full accounting of money in, money out by 2014

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants the department to have at least part of its books ready for audit well in advance of the Congressionally-mandated 2017 deadline. The edict could prove challenging for some components of DoD.

Tags: DoD , audit readiness , Congress , budget , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefits , military pensions , supercommittee , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:24am EDT
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Army readies new network standards

The Army plans to release technical standards for its IT systems next year, in a process that leaders say will give greater predictability to industry. For the Army, the benefit will be an enterprise network that lets it quickly integrate new technologies as they come to market.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , Jennifer Napper , charles flynn , John Morrison , Susan Lawrence , William Phillips , acquisition , Fort Bliss , rapid acquisition process

Thursday - 10/13/2011, 05:25am EDT
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Ground forces shouldn't bear brunt of DoD cuts, Army leaders argue

In the face of suggestions that the military of the future will rely more on air and sea power than ground forces, Army leaders say such arguments were wrong in the past and are wrong now.

Tags: DoD , Army , ausa 2011 , Raymond Odierno , John McHugh , DoD budget , budget , sequestration , supercommittee ,

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 05:37am EDT
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