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Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , industry , contingency contracting , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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How does State's online-service strategy handle security?

Brenda Sprague, the deputy assistant secretary for Passport Services at the State Department, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a new pilot program allowing people to apply for passport cards online.

Tags: technology , In Depth , Francis Rose , customer service , Brenda Sprague

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:10pm EST
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NY Rep. King: Iraq releases 3 security contractors

Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security announces release of three contractors held in Iraq for two weeks.

Tags: Peter King , contracting , House Committee on Homeland Security , DoD , Iraq ,

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 02:28am EST

DoD Post Offices to close as troops depart

The Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17th. Those responsibilities will transition to State Department embassy or consulate post offices.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , DoD , DoD Report , Iraq , post office

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:29pm EDT

The State Dept. budget in FY 2011

Request is larger than last year.

Tags: management , budget , FY 2011 budget , Jack Lew

Thursday - 02/04/2010, 04:49pm EST
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Google wants to remain in China, despite attack

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Google , China ,

Friday - 01/22/2010, 05:42pm EST

State Department strives for global Internet freedom

State Department senior adviser for innovation Alec Ross explains the purpose of a recent speech from Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Tags: technology , management , newscast , Alec Ross , Hillary Clinton

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 05:19pm EST
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New security developments making US-China relationship more complex

The expanding Chinese military budget is causing some concern at agencies and on the Hill.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , defense , DoD , homeland security , House Armed Services Committee , defense department ,

Thursday - 01/14/2010, 05:47pm EST
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State Department's Alec Ross offers roadmap to new media success

Across government, agencies are trying to wrap their arms around new media. The State Department's Alec Ross talks about how the agency is "exploring new avenues in 21st century statecraft."

Tags: managemenent , technology , best practices , Web0 , government 2.0 , Alec Ross

Monday - 01/04/2010, 08:05pm EST

GAO to tell lawmakers agency cyber measures are lacking

Testimony obtained by FederalNewsRadio says IT security measurements focus too much on compliance and not on risk. GAO surveyed 24 agencies and found few have moved beyond just fulfilling FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , Greg Wilshusen , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , GAO , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NIST , Tom Davis , Deloitte , cybersecurity , FISMA , risk management

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 02:24pm EDT
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