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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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Army's new PEO-EIS wants to engage with industry sooner

The Army's newly-appointed program executive officer for enterprise information systems wants shorter RFPs but more industry engagement and an holistic view of program capabilities

Tags: DoD , Army , PEO-EIS , Douglas Wiltsie , acquisition , contracting , industry , GFEBS , DCGS-A ,

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 05:10am EST
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Army works to build and maintain intel capabilities in cloud

The Army says it's learned a lot about how to put intelligence capabilities directly into the hands of soldiers. The next challenge is to maintain the momentum for development of those capabilities once troops are out of combat.

Tags: Army , intelligence , DoD , Mary Lynn Schnurr , cloud computing , DCGS-A , DI2E ,

Monday - 12/26/2011, 07:41pm EST
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PTO ends one fast-track approval program, extends another

As it prepares to implement the changes enacted by a sweeping patent reform bill, the Patent and Trademark Office is ending one of the temporary fast-track programs it created to clear out its backlog of patent applications. Another is being extended.

Tags: USPTO , patent reform , Terry Rae , workforce , green technology ,

Friday - 12/23/2011, 05:29am EST
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Federal buildings, old and new, go green

Treasury's building, DoD's Mark Center both get LEED Gold certification. Treasury expects to save $3.5 million by improving how the structures uses energy. DoD expects its new building to use 45 percent less water.

Tags: DoD , Treasury , green government , LEED , Energy , Dan Tangherlini , Joanne Hensley , Amy Boyce , U.S. Green Building Council , energy efficiency , BRAC , Mark Center

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 05:26am EST
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DoD plans more formalized training for financial managers

The Pentagon has standardized, course-based training and certification programs for its acquisition workforce. DoD's CFO wants comparable standards for the department's financial management community.

Tags: defense , Robert Hale , On DoD , auditability , financial management , GAO , Marines Corps , Navy , workforce , DAU , training

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:30am EST
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DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , DoD budget , AFCEA , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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Army's Network Integration Evaluation puts ideas into soldiers' hands

Col. John Morrison is director of the Army's LandWarNet Battle Command, the office that's in charge of integrating Army capabilities at the NIE.

Tags: John Morrison , On DoD , Army

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 11:24am EST
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Congress tries to put brakes on DoD's Mark Center move

Massive spending bill includes provisions that would cap parking at the controversial office site until DoD implements traffic mitigation measures recommended by the department's inspector general.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , BRAC Impact , James Moran , Mark Center , Congress , inspector general , Army

Friday - 12/16/2011, 12:14pm EST

Army leadership applies pressure on data center consolidation

The Army's senior leaders want the service to beat its 2015 target to cut down the number of data centers it uses.

Tags: technology , Army , Susan Lawrence , Peter Chiarelli , data center consolidation , IT efficiencies , acquisition , industry , network standards ,

Thursday - 12/15/2011, 07:04pm EST
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