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Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tags: DoD Report , budget , Ashton Carter , acquisition , deficit , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

North Korea May be Trying an Experiment in Capitalism with China

North Korean Cabinet Premier Choe Yong-rim is visiting northeastern China to step up joint economic projects, according to unnamed diplomatic sources. Choe's trip is the third high level visit to China related to North Korean manufacturing enterprises. Cumulatively, the reports indicate North Korea and China have reached an agreement about conducting an experiment in North Korean capitalism in northeastern China. If such an experiment is in progress and makes a profit, it could lead to Chinese-style economic changes in North Korea, the world's last "Stalinist" system.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 12:47pm EST

FCC shares results of Open Developer Day

The FCC held its first "Open Developer Day" yesterday, bringing together web developers from the public and private sectors. Chief datd officer at the FCC, Greg Elin, shares the results with Federal News Radio.

Tags: FCC , technology , developers , web development , public sector , Greg Elin , data , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 11:02am EST
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Army to use VA e-health system at Iraq hospital

The Army will use an open source version of Veterans Affairs electronic health records system. The software will be installed at a 50-bed hospital in Baghdad.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , VA , Veterans Affairs , e-health , electronic health record , Joint Theater Support Contracting Command , Iraqi Ministry of Defense , technology

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 10:04am EST

Allen discusses life after the CGP

Larry Allen has left the Coalition for Government Procurement after 20 years to start his own company, Allen Federal Business Partners. Allen joins host Mark Amtower to discuss the changes and what comes next for him.
November 8, 2010

Tags: Larry Allen , CGP , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 11/08/2010, 03:28pm EST
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Reported Fighting in Afghanistan May Have Been Defection

Two contradictory stories have emerged about fighting in Khogiani District of Ghazni Province in eastern Afghanistan. The government version is that a large Taliban force gathered and attacked the District Center, burned the buildings and kidnapped 16 police on guard, taking their equipment and vehicles. The other version is that the police detachment defected to the Taliban with all their equipment and supplies then burned the District Center buildings. The more worrisome scenario is defection. The Taliban movement that came to power in Kabul in 1996 did so by negotiated defections. If that is what happened in this case, it will likely spread.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Monday - 11/08/2010, 12:45pm EST

GTEC buys cyber analysis firm

Signature Government Solutions, LLC sold for $52.5 million in cash.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , GTEC , cybersecurity

Monday - 11/08/2010, 08:30am EST

DHS Correa moving to management role in CIS

Correa has spent 28 years working in the procurement area. She now moves to a broader role.

Tags: management , Soraya Correa , DHS , ICE , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/05/2010, 01:18pm EDT

Raytheon makes a big cyber buy

Raytheon has acquired Trusted Computer Solutions, a privately held company that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of cross-domain, operating system and network security solutions.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Raytheon

Friday - 11/05/2010, 08:30am EDT

China Reportedly Bases Nuclear Sub in South China Seas

According to recent reports, commercial satellite imagery detected one and possibly two Type 093 nuclear-powered attack submarines docked at a Chinese navy base in the South China Sea. In 2008, a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine was detected at the same location, but is not assessed to be based there. China is building and basing submarines to enforce its maritime claims in the East and South China Seas. Experts rate the technology in the Type 093 as a generation or more behind the US, but it is better than anything in the navies of the Southeast Asian states that dispute China's sea claims.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 12:44pm EDT
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