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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy's top officer says the rapid pace of technological change means his service can't afford to buy ships in acquisition programs that one single vendor builds and integrates any more. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the service sees an agile acquisition process that builds modular, adaptable systems in its future.

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Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 04:25pm EST
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Navy looks to open architectures, modular systems to build its fleet

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, said his service needs to pivot away from large, proprietary shipbuilding programs, citing the need for more flexible, adaptable platforms.

Tags: DoD , Navy , acquisition , Jonathan Greenert ,

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 01:08pm EST
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VA fails cybersecurity audit for 16th straight year

The Veterans Affairs Department will not receive the final results for its 2014 FISMA audit until next spring, but auditors already have informed IT officials that they've identified material weaknesses for the 16th year in a row. Department IT officials say progress on closing IG recommendations and securing their systems and data is real.

Tags: Veteran Affairs , cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous readiness in information security program , Stephen Warren , technology , House Veterans Affairs Committee ,

Monday - 11/17/2014, 03:46am EST
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Army Corps of Engineers embraces uncertainty in planning for climate change

The Army Corps of Engineers' strategy for building more resilient civil works infrastructure involves planning for more unpredictable weather events, and treating watersheds as integrated systems instead of a collection of standalone projects.

Tags: DoD , Army Corps of Engineers , civil works , climate change , Thomas Bostick ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:26pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs just found out that independent auditors have given their IT security program a failing grade for the 16th year in a row. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has details on the security shortcomings and what VA says it's doing to fix them.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , IT security , DoD , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 11/14/2014, 04:25pm EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Leaders at the Army Corps of Engineers say the effects of climate change mean its vast network of civil works projects is going to have to contend with weather events that are more severe — and most importantly — less predictable. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, the Corps is changing its planning process to account for that uncertainty, and it's about much more than building higher and stronger dams and levees.

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers , Army , In Depth , Francis Rose , climate change , management

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 02:27pm 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 , research and development , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Robert Work , Jonathan Greenert ,

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 03:36am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Pentagon officials say the military services have made some progress in restoring readiness since the initial onset of sequestration caused a "readiness crisis." But they say gains made will go out the window if the budget is cut once again next year. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: budget readiness , sequestration , budget , readiness , In Depth , Francis Rose

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:23pm EST
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On DoD: Paul Francis, Government Accountability Office, and Kevin Kelly, CEO, LGS Innovations

On this edition of On DoD, we revisit a special series Federal News Radio aired last month on federal acquisition: The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform.

Tags: Paul Francis , GAO , On DoD , DoD , Kevin Kelly , LGS Innovations ,

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 02:23pm EST
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At the Pentagon, most Army PCs will be replaced with virtual desktops

Prodded by an earlier pilot project with the Joint Staff, the Army is moving aggressively to replace thousands of desktop computers at the Pentagon with zero client hardware. The project should be completed by the end of 2015.

Tags: DoD , Army , technology , Virtualization , Virtual Desktop Infrastructure , Zero client , Desktop Platform as a Service , Dan Miller , Tom Sasala ,

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 04:18am EST
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