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DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , technology , DHS , biometrics , U.S. Visit , Secure Communities Program , CBP , TSA , FBI , Next, LLC , AFCEA , Stephanie Rowe , Bob Mocny , Thomas Killion , Dan Roberts ,

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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DoD wants cyber partnership, not to spy

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the military's new Cyber Command and the director of the NSA, said DoD can help protect private networks from cyber attack - especially critical infrastructure - without infringing on civil liberties. He said civilian agencies and private network operators could leverage NSA's capabilities without having the spy agency be in charge of security.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , NSA , DHS , Do William Lynn , privacy , civil liberties , Information Technology Exchange Program , industry , information sharing ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:00am EST
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Army forging ahead on smartphone tests

The service says it's getting closer to determining the path forward for issuing smartphones to soldiers in the field. It's something the service says could eventually provide warfighters with an all-in-one platform for training, battlefield communications and more.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , smartphones , Michael Vane , mobile technology , iPhone , Android ,

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:54am EST
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Contractors need to do homework before shutdown

A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , continuing resolution , Congress , OMB , Professional Services Council , John Cooney , Alan Chvotkin , Barry Anderson ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:35am EST
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CR means shorter lead times for Navy moves

The Navy is alerting servicemembers that operating under continuing resolution funding levels in its manpower and personnel accounts will lead to orders to new duty stations on much shorter notice.

Tags: DoD , Navy , DoD budget , continuing resolution , permanent change of station , navy personnel command , Robert Weitzman ,

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:12am EST
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DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , Ashton Carter , efficiency initiative ,

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST

JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell ,

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST
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DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , GAO , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , AGA , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Air Force seeks a bigger RIF hammer

The Air Force will ask Congress to fast-track additional authorities to allow the service to bring its uniformed service back into the statutory boundaries, Air Force leaders said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , pay and benefits , Norton Schwartz , Michael Donley , RIF , force reduction

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:25am EST
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Navy to track cyber attacks in real-time

The Navy's cyber command will soon be able to see a real-time view of penetration attempts into the service's IT systems, the command's number two officer said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , electronic warfare , Navy , William Leigher , Cyber Command ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:34pm EST
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