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GSA puts cyber focus on control systems

A draft policy obtained by Federal News Radio details new cybersecurity requirements for more than 1,500 buildings owned by GSA's Public Building Service. GSA wants to standardize how facility control systems connect to GSA's network. The document builds on work already being done under HSPD-12.

Tags: technology , GSA , PBS , Rob Zivney , Hirsch Electronics , smart buildings , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , open standards , Critical infrastructure protection ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:12am EDT
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Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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GSA proposes new cyber standards at its buildings

The General Services Administration is drafting new rules for improving cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details and reaction to the policy.

Tags: cybersecurity , GSA , Dorobek Insider , technology

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Dorobek Insider , budget , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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VA's Baker revels in job to turnaround IT processes

This week, Roger Baker, Chief Information Officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, talks with host Jason Miller about turning around IT processes within the agency.
September 30, 2010

Tags: Roger Baker , CIO , VA , IT , technology , Ask the CIO

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:34pm EDT
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Proposal would constrict use of certain contract types

The FAR Council issues a proposed rule to require agencies to justify the use of time-and-materials and labor hours contracts for commercial services. GAO found that agencies didn't understand the rules for buying certain types of services.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , GAO , time-and-materials contracting , SARA , labor hours contracts ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Workforce is DoD's biggest cyber challenge

The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.

Tags: technology , management , Keith Alexander , Barry McCoullough , George Flynn , DoD , Navy , Marines , House Armed Services Committee , cybersecurity , workforce ,

Friday - 09/24/2010, 07:14am EDT
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DoD faces challenges in staffing cyber command

The Defense Department's cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Keith Alexander , cybersecurity , Cyber Command , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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GSA's office supply contract causes concern

The General Services Administration freezes Schedule 75 to new vendors shortly after awarding a new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies. Small businesses say the combination of the two could have a detrimental effect on their ability to sell to the government. GSA expects to save $52 million a year across government from the BPA's lower prices.

Tags: contracting , Paul McDermott , GSA , OFPP , Mike Tucker , George W. Allen Company , Chris Bates , National Office Products Alliance , Schedule 75 , office supplies , strategic sourcing ,

Thursday - 09/23/2010, 07:28am EDT
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