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Defense cutbacks could have huge impact in Northern Va.

The cuts could mean a loss of $6 billion to $7 billion to the local economy, says Stephen Fuller, director for the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University in Fairfax.

Tags: Defense Department , Stephen Fuller , economy , jobs , Center for Regional Analysis , George Mason University , Fairfax , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 09:37am EDT

DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

Secretary Gates' decision to cut three major offices will result in "a substantial number" of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO's functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer's office.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , Beth McGrath , Ashton Carter , DoD , DISA , JFCOM , BTA , insourcing , contractor workforce , cost savings , CIO , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 07:03am EDT
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DoD belt tightening may begin with JFCOM

Pentagon officials also suggest to cut 10 percent of the contractor workforce by 2011. The proposal to eliminate JFCOM comes as the Defense Business Board outlines several areas where DoD can reduce its expenses.

Tags: management , contracting , Ashton Carter , DoD , Defense Business Board , budget cuts , Federal Drive , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/09/2010, 03:24pm EDT

Gates digs in on budget cuts

DoD CIO nomination hearing postponed

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense Update , Defense , DoD ,

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 08:40am EDT

How WikiLeaks scandal affects information sharing at DoD

In our DoD Report, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says information sharing at DoD is too important to set aside even in the wake of the WikiLeaks scandal. We also take a look at the profits of various defense contractors.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , WikiLeaks , Northrop Grumman , Lockheed Martin , General Dynamics , management , contracting

Monday - 08/02/2010, 04:01pm EDT

Gates: information sharing protocal, storage, needs improving

SecDef Gates answers questions in the aftermath of WikiLeaks

Tags: DorobekInsider , Must Reads , newscast , WikiLeaks ,

Monday - 08/02/2010, 03:56pm EDT

Wikileaks "might already have blood on their hands"

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the U.S. to protect any individuals who might be at risk after the Wikileaks War Dairies leaks. He also said the military was reviewing its rules for safeguarding classified information. He called it a "mountain of raw data" that didn't shed new light on U.S. policy but he and experts say it could help the Taliban Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen said that Wikileaks "might already have on their hands the blood of a young soldier or that of an Afghan family."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Taliban , Mike Mullen , J.J. Green

Friday - 07/30/2010, 12:10pm EDT

Shut up when necessary

The Pentagon is feed up with leaks. "Over the last two years I've lost a first rate central command commander, and an outstanding commander of ISAF in Afghanistan due to their own missteps in dealing with the media, says Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates. He adds' "if you're a Captain in a unit that has an embedded reporter", be as open as possible within the guidelines and rules, but "if you're a Captain working in this building on budget options, I expect you to keep your mouth shut."

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Defense , ISAF , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 11:01am EDT

OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , contracting , Dan Gordon , Shay Assad , Barack Obama , Senate , Defense , management , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT

Groups fear 'Don't Ask' study skewed

Gay rights groups are concerned the Pentagon's massive survey of military attitudes toward repealing the "don't ask don't tell" policy could produce skewed results.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , best practices , management , DoD

Friday - 07/09/2010, 04:43pm EDT
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