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Senate debates 'arbitrary' cuts to DoD civilian workforce

Senators attempt to head off provision in annual Defense bill that would require reductions among Pentagon civilians.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Senate , workforce , NDAA , Ben Cardin , John McCain ,

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 06:38pm EST

Army launches new push to help vets transition to civilian workforce

Nancy Hammer, the senior government affairs policy counsel at the Society for Human Resources Management, joins On DoD with Jared Serbu to discuss a new partnership between SHRM and the Army to help military veterans transition out of uniformed service and into the civilian workforce.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Nancy Hammer , Society for Human Resource Management

Wednesday - 11/28/2012, 08:02pm EST
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'Give it a rest,' USPTO chief tells patent critics

USPTO director David Kappos says software is every bit as entitled to patent protection as hardware innovations. Critics of the agency should give recent reforms a chance to work, he told a think tank audience Tuesday.

Tags: USPTO , patents , software patents , David Kappos , Center for American Progress ,

Wednesday - 11/21/2012, 01:18pm EST
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'Careless' budget cut threatens critical debris tracking system, Air Force space chief says

Gen. William Shelton says some costs for space activities are unsustainable and the service is working to bring them down. But he implored "congressional teammates" not to cut funding for programs that are working.

Tags: Air Force , Congress , William Shelton , budget , DoD budget , space , Space Defense Operations Center , Joint Space Operations Management System ,

Monday - 11/12/2012, 05:10am EST
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On cyber defense, U.S. ‘stuck at the starting line'

NSA, DHS taking steps to improve information sharing by creating a set of standardized technical specifications that let machines detect cyber threats and communicate them to one another in real-time. Whole of government approach is starting to take shape when it comes to cybersecurity.

Tags: cybersecurity , National Security Agency , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , Keith Alexander , Robert Joyce , Larry Zelvin , Symantec Government Symposium , information sharing

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:25am EST
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DoD doubles down on cyber threat reality

Identity management, standup of Cyber Command, and information sharing with the industrial base have been cited as key cyber accomplishments in the Department of Defense. But much work remains, experts say.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Rob Carey , Martin Dempsey , Robert Lentz , Stephen Boutelle , U.S. Cyber Command , defense industrial base , critical infrastructure , NIST , NIST special publication 800-53 Rev 3 , Host Based Security Systems , Cybersecurity Rising

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 06:36am EDT
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Army to take first integrated set of IT to the battlefield

Two brigades of the Army's 10th Mountain Division are training on a ready-to-go set of networking capabilities as they prepare to deploy to Afghanistan. The IT comes out of the Network Integration Evaluation process.

Tags: DoD , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , agile development , Dan Hughes , Genaro Dellarocco , Jennifer Zbozny , Mark Elliott , AUSA confrence , technology , acquisition

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 05:55am EDT
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DoD opens bidding for secure mobile device project

DISA wants a secure mobile device manager and app store to support at least 162,000 Apple and Android mobile devices. Contract would begin next spring.

Tags: DoD , DISA , industry , technology , contracting , mobile computing ,

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 12:07pm EDT

DoD, CFPB to educate service members against rising debt

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the financial health of service members is important for troop readiness. A new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau details potential problems service members are facing.

Tags: DoD , management , workforce , Leon Panetta , Holly Petraeus , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , student loans , Servicemembers Civil Relief Act , training ,

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:47am EDT
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Lighter force has double meaning for Marine Corps

After a decade of heavy land war, Marine Corps turns to energy efficiency as a way to lighten its load and return to its expeditionary maritime roots. The service already rolled out four technologies that reduce the amount of energy a marine uses. The Marines Corps also is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on developing and testing other energy efficient equipment.

Tags: DoD , Marine Corps , renewable energy , green government , Richard Mills , technology

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:26am EDT
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