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DHS S&T chief plans for more relevant research, better employee morale

Dr. Reginald Brothers, the new Homeland Security Department undersecretary for science and technology, wants to revamp DHS' S&T portfolio by making its research projects more relevant to end users, building more connective tissue between headquarters and DHS components and rebuilding workforce morale.

Tags: DHS , Congress , technology , Reginald Brothers , GAO , Jared Serbu

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:11am EDT
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DoD says it must deal with its shrinking technology advantage

The U.S. and its allies have dominated the military technology landscape for decades, but the Defense Department now sees potential adversaries in its rearview mirror. The Pentagon is coming up with some coping strategies to maintain its technological advantage, including version 3 of Better Buying Power.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , Chuck Hagel , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 04:13am EDT
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DHS Science and Technology seeks help to find its ‘North Star'

Reggie Brothers, the undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Homeland Security Department, is crowdsourcing ideas across four broad goals to determine where research and development is heading over the next decade. He will use the results of the crowdsourcing effort to influence S&T's strategic plan.

Tags: technology , DHS , crowdsourcing , Reggie Brothers , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:24am EDT
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Federal travel restrictions are costing money and harming security

The restrictions on feds' travel opportunities are having too many unintended consequences, says Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , DoD , travel restrictions , travel , technology ,

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 02:41am EDT

DHS S&T antes up $95M for cyber research, development

The Science and Technology Directorate issued a Broad Agency Announcement and four specific solicitations to get industry, academia and others thinking about how to improve cybersecurity. Over the next nine months, the agency will review white papers, proposals and make awards, with expectations of the development of commercial or open source projects in the next year or two.

Tags: technology , acquisition , DHS , Douglas Maughan , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/27/2014, 04:02am EDT
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DoD shields basic research, but other R&D will take serious budget hit

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said while the budget agreement adds money back to DoD's overall spending capacity in 2014 and 2015, the deal still doesn't plug holes in the Pentagon's research funding. Kendall estimated R&D funding will drop by as much as 20 percent compared to the department's initial requests.

Tags: Frank Kendall , DoD , readiness , budget , acquisition , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , sequestration , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 04:56am EST
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DoD tasks innovation experts with stretching out technology dollars

Under sequestration, technology research has suffered disproportionately in the Defense Department. Leaders say those limited dollars need to be focused on making systems more affordable and taking advantage of commercial sector advancements.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , DoD , technology , commercialization , DARPA , Arati Prabhakar , Alan Shaffer , Frank Kendall , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:14am EST
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DoD research, acquisition face double whammy from sequestration

Like everything else, the Pentagon expects to cut procurement and research spending under a second year of sequestration. But DoD's acquisition chief said modernization programs will be a bill-payer for other areas of spending that are harder to reduce quickly.

Tags: DoD , industry , workforce , sequestration , budget , acquisition , contracting , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:49am EDT
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DHS pitches cyber projects to Silicon Valley, eyes commercialization

Eight cutting-edge technologies developed by the government are being shown off this week to venture capitalists and investors in Silicon Valley, with the hope of attracting someone to take the applications to market.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Michael Pozmantier , industry , Energy Department , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 05:48am EDT
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NIST proposes first federally funded cyber research center

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellece (NCCoE) want to facilitate public-private collaborations surrounding cybersecurity solutions by creating a new research-and-development center.

Tags: NIST , technology , NCCoE , FFRDC , cybersecurity , Patrick Gallagher , Melissa Dawkins

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 03:23pm EDT
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