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Several top-level DoD nominees under Senate review

The Senate Armed Services Commitee is reviewing a group of new White House nominees to fill top-level positions at the Defense Department. The list includes DoD's general counsel position, the commander of Pacific Command and three assistant secretary positions.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 05:14pm EST
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IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: technology , acquisition , FITARA , Gerry Connolly , Darrell Issa , OMB , OPM , National Defense Authorization Act , House Armed Services Committee , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST

IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it's up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rich Beutel , Troy Cribb , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , NCMA , Jay Maroney , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11am EST
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Chinese military hackers busted

The Associated Press is reporting that China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times. They broke into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers. A year-long investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee identified at least 20 break-ins or other unspecified cyber events targeting companies.

Tags: Chinese military , hackers , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 05:54pm EDT

Gen. Ray Odierno, Army Chief of Staff

The Defense Department's overall budget will shrink by a combined $900 billion by fiscal year 2021, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. He tells the Senate Armed Services Committee how the Army will absorb more than $260 billion in cuts during that span. On Pentagon Solutions, Odierno says the Pentagon is creating a Total Army Solution for the looming budget cuts.

Tags: Ray Odierno , Senate , Army , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:48pm EDT
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Pentagon, Senate lawmakers already at odds over 2015 budget cuts

DoD's cost savings proposals for 2015 and beyond include something for every lawmaker to hate. The process of selling the budget on Capitol Hill officially kicked off Wednesday, and the reception was not exceptionally warm.

Tags: DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , Chuck Hagel , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:12am EST
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5 tips for small businesses to get ahead in 2014

Experts offer advice to small firms at the AFCEA NOVA event Tuesday to prosper in the federal marketplace.

Tags: industry , contracting , DISA , Sharon Jones , AFCEA , Lucian Niemeyer , George Meyers , Small business contracting , Lauren Larson

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:23am EST
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Morin paints challenging way ahead for Air Force's audit readiness

Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.

Tags: management , Congress , DoD , Jo Ann Rooney , Jamie Morin , Michael Lumpkin , financial management , audit readiness , Carl Levin , John McCain , acquisition , government shutdown , sequestration , Jason Miller , Air Force , Navy

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:27pm EDT
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