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Five firms get $2.5B contract to install new network on Navy ships

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award will converge the heterogeneous IT architectures aboard Navy ships - all 630 of them - into a single, standards based architecture.

Tags: technology , Navy , CANES , industry , open architecture , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 02:48pm EDT

DoD revisiting security guidelines for commercial cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency, which serves as the broker between Defense Department components and commercial providers of cloud computing services, says the certification standards it set for commercial providers may be too arduous for vendors. DoD also launched five pilots to test the use of commercial cloud providers and is reassessing how it develops cloud requirements.

Tags: DISA , technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Mark Orndorff , David Bennett , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 05:19am EDT
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NSA's mobility mission office puts itself out of business

The National Security Agency closed down an office dedicated to mobility, because devices and apps have become part of the fabric of everything the agency does. But NSA, like all agencies, still must figure out how to secure mobile devices using derived credentials.

Tags: technology , mobile , NSA , Mark Althouse , Greg Youst , DISA , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 04:53am EDT
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AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site.

Tags: Navy , cheating scandal

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 03:38am EDT

Navy turns to strategic sourcing to cut conference spending

The Navy awarded blanket purchase agreements to 17 small businesses, which they hope will take care of most DoD's conference planning needs for the next three years.

Tags: conferences , Navy , acquisition , strategic sourcing , Jamey Halke , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 08/20/2014, 04:31am EDT
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Some lawmakers growing more receptive to BRAC

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, says shrinking forces won't be enough to match sequestration-level budgets.

Tags: Army , BRAC , Katherine Hammack , In Depth , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 10:39am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Director of Naval intelligence, Vice Adm. Ted Branch, is now in his ninth month on the job with no access to classified information. Last November the Navy announced that Branch was one of the officials they were investigating in the fraud and bribery scandal involving ship husbanding. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss this story, which he covered in this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 09:24am EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Shrinking force size and changing force structure are two reasons the Defense Department continues to push for another round of base realignment and closure. The Army will likely shrink the most of any of the services, and they are already returning 21 locations to their home countries in Europe. But most members of Congress still oppose another BRAC round in the States. Katherine Hammack is Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy, and Environment. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she said the Pentagon is making some progress.

Tags: Katherine Hammack , Army , In Depth

Monday - 08/18/2014, 04:14pm EDT
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DoD to test commercial cloud for some sensitive data

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's acting chief information officer, is planning to change the way the military uses and manages its network. The Joint Information Environment is driving many of the modernization efforts across DoD.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Terry Halvorsen , Joint Regional Security Stacks , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 05:22am EDT
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Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations

Assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Katherine Hammack, is back from a round of visits to Army bases to see how they're dealing with climate change. She says readiness is dependent upon how they prepare for a future of limited energy resources. She explained what she saw on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Katherine Hammack , Army , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 04:06pm EDT
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