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Pentagon to make building access easier

The Defense Department is making the Pentagon's physical access control system accept Common Access Cards. Currently, people who work at the Defense headquarters and other facilities must carry two secure identity cards. The Army also will test giving smart cards to retirees.

Tags: technology , DoD , Mary Dixon , Pentagon Force Protection Agency , Defense Manpower Data Center , Army , Interagency Smartcard Advisory Board , secure identity card , Common Access Card , physical access control , identity management , HSPD-12 ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:40am EST
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10 years later, CAC is securely part of DoD

The military issued its first secure identity card just about 10 years ago and now it's a part of the department's culture. The Pentagon is looking at how to expand the use of the Common Access Card to include transit benefits and electronic purse capabilities. The card, however, almost didn't get past the first pilot.

Tags: technology , DoD , Mike Butler , Defense Manpower Data Center , secure identity card , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , identity management , PKI ,

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:06am EST
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DISA struggles to ensure freedom in cyberspace

DoD is trying to figure out how to keep risks that one part of the organization takes from affecting the rest of the military's networks. DISA addressing other security goals by adding PKI to secret network.

Tags: technology , Richard Hale , DISA , cybersecurity , AFCEA , public key infrastructure , DMZs ,

Monday - 02/21/2011, 05:08pm EST
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Cloud First

February 22nd at 10AM

In OMB's 25-point plan for Federal IT Reform, a mandate for agencies to adopt a Cloud First policy requires agencies to default to a cloud-based solution when evaluating options for new IT initiatives. Virtualization is the key to realizing the true benefits of cloud computing: cost savings, agility, flexibility and better resource utilization.

Tags: technology , VMware , Federal IT Challenge , Doug Bourgeois , cloud , Greg Sanchez

Friday - 02/18/2011, 02:16pm EST
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OMB strategy lays a path to the cloud

Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

Tags: technology , Sonny Bhagowalia , Stephen Warren , Thomas Bayer , GSA , VA , SEC , OMB , cloud computing ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:08am EST
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Tarasiuk to be next ODNI CIO

The Office of the Director for National Intelligence has a new chief information officer - Al Tarasiuk.

Tags: technology , management , ODNI , CIA , James Clapper , Al Tarasiuk ,

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

'More intense' high-risk oversight planned

GAO's biannual list includes 30 programs that are in trouble. House and Senate members promise to focus more of their attention on the initiatives most at risk. Members plan to use the model that worked for DoD and personnel security clearances in other problematic areas.

Tags: management , Gene Dodaro , Elijah Cummings , Darrell Issa , Josphe Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , Susan Collins , GAO , DoD , Census , USPS , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , High Risk list , personnel security clearances , congressional oversight , 2010 census , cybersecurity , waste, fraud and abuse ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 07:25am EST
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DoD's footprint reduced on GAO High Risk List

The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

Tags: management , GAO , DoD , Interior , Census , Minerals Management Service , High-Risk List , personnel security clearances , Supply chain management , weaspons systems acquisition ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

OFPP, OPM join forces to recruit acquisition workers

A new memo from Dan Gordon, OFPP administrator, details hiring flexibilities and new tools for agencies.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OPM , hiring reform , acquisition workforce , hiring flexibilities , USAJobs.gov ,

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:32pm EST

Pistole defends collective bargaining rights for TSA

Administrator said it will help employee morale and will not negatively impact security. Lawmakers wanted assurances that if employees would go on strike, Pistole would fire them.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Pistole , Mike Rogers , Mo Brooks , Bennie Thompson , Danny Davis , TSA , House Homeland Security Committee , FRLA , collective bargaining , Best Places to Work survey ,

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:19am EST
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