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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

DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , Cato Institute , American University ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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CR may turn into crisis for Defense, Gates says

Continuing to operate at 2010 funding levels under a continuing resolution would be a crisis for the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. He made the remarks at a briefing detailing DoD's proposed budget for 2012.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Robert Hale , dod efficiency initiative , TRICARE , military pay , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:56am EST
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Experts: DoD should share more cyber info

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony from three cybersecurity experts Friday who said the Defense Department should share more information on cyber threats with private network operators. The hearing, which examined DoD's role in the nation's cyber defense, produced a consensus that the country needs to do more to protect itself from cyber threats, the subcommittee's chairman said.

Tags: DoD , DHS , Congress , cybersecurity , Center for Democracy and Technology , Institute for Information Infrastructure Protectio , Dartmouth College , North American Electric Reliability Corporation , Gregory Nojeim , Gerry Cauley , Shari Pfleeger , DoD Report

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:05am EST
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VA, HUD to use better data to aid homeless vets

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development have partnered to conduct a more thorough analysis of the nation's homeless veteran population. The agencies said the new data will allow them to get the right services to the vets who need them.

Tags: best practices , management , budget , VA , HUD , veteran homelessness , Mark Johnston , Tammy Duckworth , Anthony Love , data analysis ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:00pm EST
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Most JFCOM layoffs will be contractors

Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander of the soon to be shuttered Joint Forces Command said Wednesday that the vast majority of jobs lost in JFCOM's closure would be contracted positions. Most of the command's civilian and uniformed billets will be moved into a newly-created two-star command or transferred to individual military services.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget ,

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 07:01pm EST
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Air Force models rapid IT development

The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.

Tags: DoD , contracting , technology , IT acquisition , agile development , AFCEA , C4ISR , Steve Wert , acquisition workforce ,

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 06:39pm EST
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DoD, intel community issue new space strategy

The government on Friday issued a new 10-year strategy for dealing with the increasingly contested, increasingly congested area of space. The document aims to preserve the U.S. leadership role in space while also building effective international norms.

Tags: DoD , Director of National Intelligence , space strategy , Gregory Schulte ,

Monday - 02/07/2011, 06:55am EST
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