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Gates still wants Air Force tankers

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he's committed to the Air Force's new refueling tanker.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , USAF , tanker contract , Boeing , contracting , Robert Gates

Friday - 04/22/2011, 08:40am EDT

Keep goals simple when building a better budget

Janet Bodnar, editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Tags: Janet Bodnar , Kiplinger's Personal Finance ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 07:26pm EDT
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Analysis: DoD's spending cuts start with setting strategy

Former deputy defense secretary Rudy Deleon gives his take on the President's call for Defense to slash spending.

Tags: Rudy deLeon , DoD , Robert Gates , deficit , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:59pm EDT
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Your Cost Effective Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. "Can your network save your agency money and still deliver bandwidth efficient service?" The answer is yes and the savings are at the field office. Here's how: don't pay for high cost, dedicated access lines and MPLS ports for field office connectivity. Instead, call Hughes and get an affordable managed broadband service the benefits are huge. By replacing costly special access with affordable broadband, Hughes can save your agency up to $300 per month, per site multiply that by all your field offices and see the savings take off. Orůmaybe you think your network should provide better service for the cost of what you already pay. Whether it's more savings or better quality, Hughes' National Managed Broadband Service is the answer. And get a path diverse, back up solution for the same price as your primary network alone. Enable your government field office of the future from Hughes.

Tags: technology , Federal Broadband Minute , Hughes , broadband , field , telework , COOP , cloud , network , satellite

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 12:05pm EDT

Signs of budget cooperation bloom on the Hill

The White House and congressional Republicans on Tuesday signaled a new willingness to work together to reach a long-term budget deal. We get the latest from The Hill's Erik Wasson.

Tags: Federal Drive , 2012 budget , The Hill , Erik Wasson

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 10:41am EDT
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Will $400B in cuts change DoD's role?

James Carafano, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, discusses the possible DoD cuts.

Tags: James Carafano , Heritage Foundation , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 06:54pm EDT
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Obama: Innovation, DoD budget cuts needed to reduce debt

President Obama said the Defense Department must continue to cut wasteful spending from its budget for the country to reach fiscal health. At the same time, the country must continue to invest in energy, science and technology, he said.

Tags: Barack Obama , deficit reduction , Energy

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 03:20pm EDT

Your Bandwidth Efficient Government Network

The Federal Broadband Minute, provided by Hughes. "How much bandwidth is needed for field offices to meet their agency missions?" The answer? It depends on your mission and your network one size does not fit all. Too little at some sites may mean you can't run critical bandwidth-hungry applications. Too much at others means you're wasting tax dollars. You need to tailor bandwidth requirements at each location to ensure your network achieves your agency's mission. Only Hughes national managed broadband service delivers bandwidth tailored-to-fit at every site, affordably to quickly access voice, video and data for daily operations, or to reach your agency's cloud. Hughes technology includes built in WAN Optimization, ensuring high quality voice and data traffic is delivered on-time, and with optimal bandwidth efficiency. Enable your government field office of the future today from Hughes.

Tags: technology , Federal Broadband Minute , Hughes , broadband , field , telework , COOP , cloud , network , satellite

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 11:59am EDT

CBO: so many models, so little time

We learn just what the Congressional Budget Office is going through during the continuing budget battles on Capitol Hill from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' Paul Van de Water.

Tags: Federal Drive , CBO , Center on Budget and Policy Priorities , Paul Van de Water , budget 2012 , budget 2011 , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:08am EDT
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Please, no 'shut 'er down' here

There's a lesson in the budget for the forthcoming battle over lifting the debt ceiling.

Tags: columns , Barlow Herget , shutdown , opinion

Monday - 04/18/2011, 01:32pm EDT
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