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Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, Harris Corporation

Budget pressures on the Defense Department have driven down spending on research and development. That gives the military less say in developments that might give battlefield superiority. But industry can help with a class of products known as non-developmental items. Retired Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, now with Harris Corporation, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Dennis Moran , budget , DoD , Harris Corporation , Tom Temin , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:42am EST
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DoD's Work implores Congress to ‘stop the madness,' warns of further cuts to readiness

The military has made some progress in reversing the training and maintenance shortfalls it underwent when sequestration first took hold in 2013. But Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work said those gains will quickly reverse themselves if Congress lets the budget caps return next year.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , readiness , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Robert Work , Jonathan Greenert , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 03:36am EST
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Cars, toasters, medical devices add to DHS' cyber headaches

The Science and Technology Directorate's Cybersecurity Division received dozens of proposals to protect the next emerging area for cybersecurity, called physical systems. S&T will receive 70 proposals across four major areas and award $95 million to the best ideas in early 2015.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , contracting , FDA , HHS , cyber crime , Jason Miller , Doug Maughan

Friday - 10/31/2014, 04:36am EDT
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DHS' SWAMP helps clean software of cyber flaws

The Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP) is a new initiative from DHS Science and Technology Directorate's cybersecurity division to test apps for security vulnerabilities before they are installed on agency networks. S&T also sponsored the HOST program to promote the use and security of open source tools.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , open source , mobile computing , SWAMP , HOST , software assurance , Jason Miller , exclusive , Doug Maughan

Friday - 10/31/2014, 03:09pm EDT
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Takeaways from TechAmerica's Vision conference — DoD style

If you are looking to understand the trends and drivers in the federal contracting market, few events are better than TechAmerica's annual Vision conference.

Tags: TechAmerica , Katrina McFarland , DoD , OMB , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Monday - 11/03/2014, 04:45am EST

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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