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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department and the intelligence community are each in the process of building their own enterprise IT initiatives, and in many ways, they're on their own separate paths. But officials say they're also trying to avoid reinventing the wheel wherever possible. More from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

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Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 06:19pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A cloudy legal system is leaving an untold number of federal IT systems vulnerable to severe cyber attacks. One of the worst cybersecurity bugs in history survived several days longer than necessary last month. It survived because it wasn't clear whether they had the legal authority to fix it not because they didn't know how. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu explains it. Read the related story by Jared Serbu.

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Thursday - 05/08/2014, 06:27pm EDT
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Red tape delayed federal network fixes to Heartbleed vulnerability by several days

DHS says it found out about the Heartbleed vulnerability at the same time everyone else did. But unlike most other organizations, it had to wade through layers of legal negotiations before it could help federal agencies fix the cyber vulnerability in their own systems.

Tags: DHS , technology , Heartbleed , cybersecurity , Secret Service , Einstein , CenturyLink , Senate Appropriations Committee , William Noonan , Phyllis Schneck , David Mahon

Friday - 05/09/2014, 03:47am EDT
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Intel agencies determined to avoid another workforce ‘bathtub' effect

After a decade of increases to the intelligence community's workforce, it's time to cut back once again. But IC leaders say they'll take a strategic approach this time around.

Tags: Intelligence community , workforce , hiring , recruitment , Government Executive Media Group , Intelligence and National Security Alliance , Deborah Kircher , Deborah Hartman

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 03:49am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The intelligence community, like the rest of government, is coping with a sudden budget decrease. But leaders say they're committed to not repeating the serious workforce mistakes policymakers made during the last budget cut two decades ago, when new hiring ground to a halt. Read the related story by Jared Serbu.

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Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:58pm EDT
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On DoD: DISA mobility, Defense acqusition

John Hickey, the mobility program manager for the Defense Information Systems Agency, talks about the status of DoD's commercial mobile device programs, for both classified and unclassified communications. Greg Wenzel, a senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, discusses the findings of a recent survey of government employees about DoD acquisition.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , acquisition , John Hickey , DISA , Greg Wenzel , Booz Allen Hamilton

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:38pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress is taking its first real action on whether or not to accept the cost-saving ideas DoD put forward in its 2015 budget proposal. And so far, it looks like Congress will shred those proposals. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu writes about the annual National Defense Authorization Act in the latest edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook. He described some of the initial reactions from Congress so far.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Monday - 05/05/2014, 06:51pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: NDAA takes shape, DoD's budget plans under sequestration

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , Adam Smith , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Joint Information Environment

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:46pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Congress takes its first real action next week on whether or not to accept the cost-saving ideas DoD put forward in its 2015 budget proposal. And so far, it's looking like those proposals are going to be shredded. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu is writing about the current process of putting together the annual National Defense Authorization Act in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

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Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:16pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Defense officials report an unprecedented increase in reported cases of sexual assault in the military during 2013. Those cases are up 50 percent more than the year before. Federal News Radio's DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more on what the Pentagon thinks the statistics mean. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: In Depth , DoD

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 06:59pm EDT
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