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Contractors increase acquisitions as DoD cyber budget grows

The contractors have been snatching up small cybersecurity firms.

Tags: Lockheed Martin , Northrop Grumman , Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , In Depth , Defense Industry Daily

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 06:01pm EDT

House Appropriations passes $649B DoD bill

The House Appropriations Committee has approved the $649 billion spending budget for the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD Report , House Appropriations Committee , Yahoo News , In Depth ,

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 05:57pm EDT

White House announces plan to cut government waste

The President signed an executive order Monday creating an oversight board to identify areas where agencies can eliminate or streamline.

Tags: Barack Obama , Joe Biden , White House , spending cuts , wasteful spending , executive order , Jolie Lee

Monday - 06/13/2011, 01:45pm EDT
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Defense funding nears end-game

This is a big week for the future of Defense spending. We get analysis from Defense contracting expert Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , Contracting , Defense , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates ,

Monday - 06/13/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , Industry , Contracting , DoD budget , efficiencies , Data center consolidation , enterprise email , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , Management , DoD budget , efficiencies , Data center consolidation , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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Two year budget possibility considered

A significant reform of the federal budget process could be exchanged for raising the nation's debt ceiling. The Hill's Bob Cusack has the latest details.

Tags: Federal Drive , Congress , The Hill , Bob Cusack

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Construction industry glad to follow the federal LEED

The Federal Acquisition Regulations Council has issued a rule mandating the greening of federal procurements. We get reaction from Marco Giamberardino with the Associated General Contractors of America.

Tags: Federal Drive , FAR , LEED , Marco Giamberardino , Suzanne Kubota ,

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 10:08am EDT
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