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DoD finalizing rules of engagement for cyber attacks

Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, told lawmakers DoD would complete an updated version of rules of engagement for cyberspace in the next month or two. Some congressmen believe the Pentagon needs broader authorities to protect the nation from cyber attacks.

Tags: Technology , Keith Alexander , Mike Conway , Madelyn Creedon , DoD , Cyber Command , Cybersecurity , House Armed Services Committee , cyber attack , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 05:40am EDT

DoD plans to tame vendor business systems

The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Shay Assad , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Greg Kutz , DoD , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems , Improper payments

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:41am EDT

DoD must change the way it buys technology

House committee authorizes 10 pilots to try alternative approaches. Defense Science Board recommends ways to improve IT procurement across the military.

Tags: contracting , Technology , Tim Harp , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Ron Kerber , IT acquisition , acquisition reform , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/10/2009, 07:00am EDT

Panel will try to fix DoD financial management

The House Armed Services Committee is following the success of its acquisition reform panel with a similar approach to Pentagon finances. Reps. Mike Conaway and Rob Andrews will, once again, lead the effort.

Tags: financial management , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , clean audit , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:33am EDT

Defense acquisition reform bill coming from House Armed Services Committee

Committee Chairman Ike Skelton says fixing the acquisition system at the Department of Defense is a bipartisan goal.

Tags: contracting , best practices , Congress , Defense , DoD , Pentagon , defense department , Ike Skelton , Defense Acquisition Reform Panel ,

Monday - 04/19/2010, 05:50pm EDT

Update on Fixing Acquisition

What, if any, progress is being made on acquisition reform

Tags: contracting , defense acquisition

Monday - 04/06/2009, 11:49am EDT