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Amin drafts apology to foreign service officers at State

Kirit Amin, the departing chief information officer at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs offers a "compete and sincere" apology to foreign service officers, who he derided in an interview this week with Federal News Radio. Amin says it is unfortunate that he shared private feelings in a public forum.

Tags: State Department , Kirit Amin , Bureau of Consular Affairs , American Foreign Service Association , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 10/07/2011, 06:33pm EDT

OMB updates data center consolidation targets

Federal CIO Steven Van Roekel said the Office of Management and Budget now estimates to save millions of dollars more from data center consolidation, through an expanded definition of the facilities and an amplified goal.

Tags: management , OMB , technology , data center consolidation , Steven Van Roekel , federal CIO , cloud computing

Friday - 10/07/2011, 11:25am EDT
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NSA kicks in scholarship funds to boost cyber challenge

The National Security Agency will contribute the prize money for Maryland's first cyber competition. The agency says it wants to raise interest in cyber education and help ensure its future workforce.

Tags: NSA , Chris Inglis , cybersecurity , workforce , STEM , Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference ,

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 07:30pm EDT
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Lynn: DoD must cut budget, but without mistakes of the past

With cuts of at least $450 billion in DoD's future, the Pentagon's outgoing deputy secretary says the military will have to do fewer things, and probably with fewer people.

Tags: DoD , budget , DoD budget , Congress , William Lynn , Center for American Progress ,

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:19am EDT
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Leadership changes in DoD IT, logistics, cyber

Eric Rosenbach is named as the new leader for cyber policy and Tony Montemarano takes on a new role at DISA.

Tags: DoD , Senior Executive Service , workforce , DLA , DISA , cybersecurity , Eric Rosenbach , bob butler , mae devincentis , edward case , clyde hobby , robert foster , Anthony Montemarano , people ,

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 04:42pm EDT

Coast Guard, GAO at odds over health of acquisition programs

The Government Accountability Office found the Coast Guard cannot meet its most recent acquisition objectives to recapitalize its aging boats and airplanes. The audit agency told Congress Tuesday the service hasn't properly aligned its ambitions with its expected budgets. The Coast Guard contends the GAO findings are out of date.

Tags: DHS , USCG , GAO , House Transportation Committee , frank lobiondo , Robert Papp , Deepwater , acquisition , John Hutton ,

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:17am EDT
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Navy issues draft RFP for next-generation network

The Navy has released its draft solicitation for its huge Next Generation Enterprise Network project, which replaces the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet and could end up being the largest private IT network in the world. The draft RFP is the last step and the last opportunity for industry to comment before Navy issues a final RFP.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , contracting , Navy , NMCI , NGEN , Shawn Hendricks ,

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 05:45am EDT

DIA marks 50 years of change, amid new 'golden age'

The Defense Intelligence Agency is now 50 years old, but its current and former leaders say the last 10 have come to define it as an agency.

Tags: DoD , DIA , information sharing , intelligence , ronald burgess , James Clapper , lowell jacoby , tom wilson ,

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:30am EDT
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As BTA closes Friday, DoD continues to foster strategic goals

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 , management , BTA , David Wennergren , efficiency initiatives ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:30am EDT
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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Tags: DoD , technology , data center consolidation , COOP , IT reform , Army , Army Information Technology Agency , Pentagon , Donald Adcock ,

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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