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Air Force to cut IT costs by 25 percent

IT consolidation and efficiency efforts within the Air Force are part of the service's contribution to Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, Air Force Secretary Mike Donley said Wednesday. He expects to shave more than $1 billion from the service's IT expenses.

Tags: DoD , technology , Air Force , Mike Donley , cloud computing , IT consolidation , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 07:16pm EST

Army cancels 2 Boeing programs

Defense News reports that the Army is ordering Boeing to cancel two programs that tested poorly.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , Defense News , Boeing , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 03:15pm EST

Retiree groups wary of TRICARE proposal

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said last week that he wants to increase health insurance premiums for working-age military retirees by a "modest" amount to take pressure off of DoD's ballooning health care budget. Groups that represent retirees say Gates' past proposals for TRICARE hikes have been anything but modest.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , Congress , Robert Gates , TRICARE , Military Officers Association of America , The Retired Enlisted Association , CSIS , Cathy Beasley , Deirdre Holleman , Maren Leed , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 01:51pm EST
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Operating costs will eat into DoD efficiency savings

While each of the military services will have access to money freed up by Defense Secretary Robert's Gates efficiency initiative, they will not be able to use it all on new capabilities as he originally intended.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , Mike Mullen , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/10/2011, 11:07am EST
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Cybersecurity jobs in demand

Evan Lesser, Founder and Director of ClearanceJobs.com, talks to host Derrick Dortch about the rise in the demand for cybersecurity professionals.
January 7, 2011 (Encore presentation, April 29, 2011)

Tags: Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access , pay and benefits , cybersecurity , The Cleared Network

Friday - 01/07/2011, 12:15pm EST
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White House to lower DoD budget request for 2012

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the Pentagon will reduce costs by raising health care premiums of working-age military retirees.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/07/2011, 06:25am EST
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GAO: DoD lacks 'sufficient' data on $2.1B in power sources

GAO's Michael Sullivans explains the recommendations for the Defense Department to improve oversight of its power source investments.

Tags: GAO , Dorobek Insider , DoD , power source , Michael Sullivan , accountability , Defense Authorization Bill ,

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 05:48pm EST
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Reporters' Roundup: DoD budget cuts, DISA's demilitarized zones

WFED's Jason Miller and Jared Serbu give details on stories they are working on.

Tags: demilitarized zones , DISA , DoD , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , Internet , technology , Jared Serbu , Robert Gates , Reporters' Roundup

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:23pm EST
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Gates pushes against deeper DoD cuts

Reuters reports that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to brief Congress on Thursday about the budget cuts over the next five years.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:30pm EST

New Congress enters budget battlefield

The 112th Congress still must pass a budget beyond the current continuing resolution and House GOP make good on promises to rein in the deficit.

Tags: Congress , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , National Journal , Politico , Government Executive

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 01:27pm EST
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