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DoD, DHS push 'fly before you buy' approach to acquisition

The Defense and Homeland Security departments both say they are putting their programs on a path that will insist that technologies are rigorously tested before they commit to expensive acquisition strategies.

Tags: DoD , DHS , acquisition , technology , Test and evaluation , David Brown , Stephen Hutchison , Frank Kendall , International Test and Evaluation Association ,

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:19am EDT

DoD to be more transparent about strategy to deter cyber attacks

Pentagon wants to discourage other countries' cyber attacks by convincing them that that DoD will respond, and that the attacks will ultimately prove unsuccessful. Step one is conveying those messages more forcefully.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Eric Rosenbach , CSIS , Cyber Command ,

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:41am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department believes deterrence is its best cyber defense strategy. The Pentagon is organizing that deterrence strategy around four pillars, starting with the idea that it needs to be more transparent about the strategy itself. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:36pm EDT
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Review finds Military Health System has no systemic problems

A Pentagon review of the military's health facilities concluded the quality of DoD's medical system is generally in line with what's offered by private sector providers. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said "average" is not good enough.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , technology , health IT , DoD , MHS , Defense Health Agency , TRICARE , Chuck Hagel

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 03:44am EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Good news and bad news comes out of a four-month Pentagon review of the military health care system. The study doesn't see any glaring problems. But it also concludes a system that officials like to think of as "excellent" isn't much better or worse than private-sector health care. Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31pm EDT
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On DoD: John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction

On this week's On DoD, John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says the role of an IG is to effectuate change. In his words, "If it's worth publishing, it's worth publicizing."

Tags: John Sopko , On DoD , SIGAR , inspector general , Afghanistan , DoD

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:00pm EDT

Congressional resistance to cost-cutting opens $70B hole in DoD budget

The Pentagon will begin a new fiscal year under yet another continuing resolution. When a budget finally is passed, Defense Department officials expect Congress to reject a significant number of proposals to cut DoD's own costs.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , Robert Work , Council on Foreign Relations , continuing resolution ,

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 03:53am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department starts a new fiscal year Wednesday without a final budget in place, just like the rest of the government. But department leaders are working under the assumption that Congress will eventually reject up to $70 billion worth of proposals the department made to find cost savings in its 2015 budget. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive , DoD , budget

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 04:26pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department is proposing stricter lending protections for service members who take out short-term loans. The department says the move would close several loopholes in current regulations that are supposed to protect service members from predatory lenders. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details from his DoD Reporter's Notebook.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD , Tom Temin , loans

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 06:57am EDT
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Army's new cyber center aims to build top-notch cyber forces, not exquisite stovepipes'

The leader of the Army's new Cyber Center of Excellence says his job is not merely to build the cyber workforce, but to integrate that up-and-coming capability with the Army's existing signals and intelligence disciplines.

Tags: DoD , Army , Cyber Command , cybersecurity , technology , Internet , workforce , Cyber Center of Excellence , Fort Gordon , Stephen Fogarty , cyber corps , intelligence , DISA , management , budget

Friday - 09/26/2014, 02:41pm EDT
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