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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST

Jim Thomas, Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments

The resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is bringing the administration's military and foreign policies into a new light. The next secretary will have to deal with the lingering issues of pay and benefits reform, sequestration, and the new technology offset strategy. Jim Thomas, vice president and director of studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, analyzed what Hagel's resignation means for the agency's present and future on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Tags: Jim Thomas , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assesments , Chuck Hagel , pay and benefits , sequestration , technology , offset , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 11:08am EST
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Tom Donnelly, Co-Director, AEI

A new Defense Secretary likely won't get a confirmation hearing until after the 114th Congress convenes in January. Some people use the word opportunity to describe the change coming to DoD. Tom Donnelly is Co-Director of Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He writes in the Weekly Standard under the title the Hagel Opportunity. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said there are actually two opportunities with the departure of Secretary Hagel.

Tags: Tom Donnelly , AEI , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:30pm EST
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Bill Lynn, CEO, Finmeccanica North America

A "Big Dog" is the latest icon in the effort to bring more innovation into the Defense Department. But the Big Dog may be on its way out of the Pentagon, instead of on its way in. Bill Lynn is CEO of Finmeccanica North America and DRS Technologies and former deputy secretary of defense. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Bill explained what "Big Dog" is, and the message about defense acquisition in its story.

Tags: Bill Lynn , Finmeccanica North America , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:08pm EST
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Art therapy opens up creative world for recovering soldier

While receiving therapy for a traumatic brain injury, wounded warrior discovers artistic talent he never knew he had.

Tags: Jonathan Meadows , Army , Warrior Care , Wounded Warriors , therapy , traumatic brain injury , art , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 04:19pm EST

DoD's helicopter modernization program a testbed for open architecture

The Defense Department has professed a belief in open systems architectures for years, but has had trouble translating its stated policy preferences into acquisition outcomes. A program to modernize the military's helicopters aims to change that

Tags: technology , open architecture , Future Vertical Lift , Joint Multi-Role Program , Army , Navy , CSIS , Honeywell , Boeing , William Hargreaves , Dan Bailey , Thomas Dubois , Joseph Riter

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 03:26am EST
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Hagel successor expected to fight more threats, increase DoD spending

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's decision to resign Monday has produced plenty of speculation about his successor. Military experts retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro and Jim Thomas of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments said the new DoD secretary will likely lobby Congress for more money to deal with new threats.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Robert Work , Jim Thomas , Arnold Punaro , Ashton Carter , Michele Flournoy , Jack Reed , Barack Obama , Pentagon , White House , budget , sequestration

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:12am EST
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Military granted approval to target Taliban

President Barack Obama has approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al Qaeda after this year.

Tags: Barack Obama , Taliban , Al Qaeda , Afghanistan , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Tuesday - 11/25/2014, 09:24am EST

Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO, Punaro Group

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down after less than two years on the job. Hagel says he'll stay in the position until the Senate confirms his replacement. That resignation starts the biggest insiders game in Washington -- the name game. Retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, CEO of the the Punaro Group and chairman of the National Defense Industrial Association, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what could happen next for the SecDef position.

Tags: Punaro Group , Arnold Punaro , Chuck Hagel , In Depth

Monday - 11/24/2014, 05:02pm EST
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