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Tension grows over Pentagon cuts

"Blindsided" is the word that Va. Senator Jim Webb used when he addressed Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn. Lynn was one of three Pentagon officials who appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss spending cuts at the Pentagon. The focal point for Webb and other members of the Virginia Congressional delegation is the Joint Forces Command, in Norfolk and Suffolk. It's an area with a huge military presence, including the world's largest naval base. It's slated to be closed.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Jim Webb ,

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 08:20pm 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 , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , 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 , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , 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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Website makes learning about cybersecurity fun

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Will McGill , Anna Squicciarini , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 04:11pm EDT

Pentagon cyber attacked in 2008

Mobile phone apps are a growing security threat

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , DoD , Pentagon , iPhone , Droid

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 08:30am EDT

DoD readying new approach to IT acquisition

Congress called on the Pentagon to develop a more agile or rapid acquisition process in the 2010 Defense authorization law. The military wants to model its approach after the one used for the B-52 bomber where the goal is smaller and incremental changes made over time.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , DoD , Diann McCoy , Acquisition Solutions , agile development , rapid acquisition process , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:33am EDT
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DoD calls on industry to help it save money

Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.

Tags: contracting , Ashton Carter , DoD , efficiency initiative , cost savings , Meg Beasley , management , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:01pm EDT

U.S. Seeks Allies in Fighting Cyber Crime

Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn traveled to Ottawa recently to try and drum up support for a new international organization to combat cyber warfare. He told the Canadian audience the U.S. can't defend its networks alone, and pointed to increasing threats from hackers and computer viruses. The visit marked the kick-off a U.S.-led initiative to create such an international organization. Discussions have begun with several countries.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Report , cybersecurity , Deputy Secretary of Defense , Scott Carr

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:20pm EDT

DoD's Lynn defines "leaner" Pentagon

Over $100 billion shifting from "overhead" to programs supporting warfighters.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , Jason Miller , DoD

Monday - 06/07/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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DoD vows to become a leaner organization

Deputy secretary William Lynn calls for transferring billions of dollars from non-essential programs and administrative functions to warfighter mission areas. DoD also looking at six cross-cutting areas such as healthcare, acquisition and personnel policies for savings. The military services and Defense agencies have until July 31 to figure how to make this happen.

Tags: management , Barney Frank , Ron Paul , Ron Wyden , Walter Jones , DoD , budget , force structure and modernization , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/07/2010, 07:00am EDT
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