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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday he wants to trim some of the billions of dollars the Pentagon spends on weapons systems and contractor services, part of a Pentagon-wide effort to find $100 billion in savings in the next five years. Todd Harrison with the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has suggestions for starting points.
As agencies try to hire hundreds of trained cybersecurity experts in the coming years, there are questions about whether that need can be met. Some observers wonder whether there really are enough cybersecurity workers.
Undersecretary says contractor profits won't suffer, since Pentagon was encouraging cost cutting already.
Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.
Host Larry Allen explores this topic with Maria Darby of Booz Allen Hamilton and Brooks Holtom of the McDonough School of Business.
June 29, 2010
CIA Director Leon Panetta says the agency has hired Xe Services - the company once known as Blackwater - for a $100 million contract to provide security in Afghanistan. As you can imagine, some are outraged. Steve Ryan explains the issues.
This week, Amtower interviews Todd Lamonia, president and CEO of Intellifed.
June 28, 2010
IG: pilot information is at risk, Billions to be spent on smartgrid cybersecurity
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Coalition for Government Procurement sends a letter to DoD Secretary Gates asking him to stop the military from developing new contracts.
More data over greater distances. General Dynamics' John Weidman tells us about a new contract to modernize the ground system and network for NASA's Tracking Data and Relay Satellite constellation.