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Defense withdraws CIO nomination

The Defense Department has officially withdrawn the nomination of Teresa Takai to be its next assistant secretary of defense for networks and information integration and chief information officer.

Tags: DoD , CIO , Teri Takai , NII , management , technology

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:05pm EDT

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 , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm 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 , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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McDonnell appears on Ask The Governor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was the guest Tuesday on WTOP's "Ask The Governor" program.

Tags: Bob McDonnell , Ask the Governor , VDOT , ABC stores , Secretary of Defense , Joint Forces Command , HOT lanes , Dulles Rail Project , I-66 , Mark Segraves , Paul D. Shinkman

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 12:51pm EDT

Defense describes plan to break up IT office

The Pentagon's Networks and Information Integration (NII) directorate will close on March 31, 2011.

Tags: defense , DoD Report , NII , Federal Drive , cost savings ,

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 10:40am EDT

Pentagon reaches out to Chinese military

The Pentagon is opening talks with China to restart stalled military relations, Wall Street Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , China , Taiwan , military , Wall Street Journal ,

Monday - 09/27/2010, 04:10pm EDT

Congress to grill DoD on spending proposals

Congress is getting ready to sink its teeth into the massive shifts in defense spending proposed by Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Tags: DoD Report , Dorobek Insider , DoD , defense spending , Congress

Monday - 09/27/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Countdown: reshaping the Pentagon, catching cyber crooks

This week's experts: --Kim Peretti of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tom Shoop of Government Executive and GovExec.com

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Kim Peretti , PricewaterhouseCoopers , DoD

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:53pm EDT
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Gates: Afghanistan surge is working

Evidence is building that the Obama administration's surge strategy is working in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, citing recent assessments from the new top U.S. and NATO commander and Gates' personal impressions from a recent trip to Afghan battlefields.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Afghanistan , surge

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:40am EDT

Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dale Church , contracting , DoD , acquisition workforce , Ashton Carter

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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