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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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Retirement threats - separating fact from fiction

FMA's Jessica Klement discusses the biggest legislative threat to federal employees' pensions.
June 1, 2011(Encore presentation June 29, 2011)

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , Congress , Jessica Klement , FMA , Your Turn , Mike Causey , defined pension , FERS

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 12:56pm EDT
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Debt limit hike denied?

Republicans invited to a White House meeting with President Barack Obama on the troubling national debt are trying to build up pressure for trillions in spending cuts in exchange for any increase in the government's ability to borrow. We get an update from The Hill's Josiah Ryan.

Tags: Federal Drive , debt limit , The Hill , Josiah Ryan , Congress ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:31am EDT
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DoD bill allows military cyber activity

White House officials say military operations in cyberspace are vital to national security, but they want Congress add some clarity to the bill.

Tags: Defense Authorization Act , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:31pm EDT

House defense bill passes with slight pay, TRICARE increases

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.

Tags: DoD , National Defense Authorization Act , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:51pm EDT
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