Agency News: Department of Defense


DOD urges relaxed satellite controls

Momentum for satellite export reform is stalled by the complex and technical nature of the issue.

DOD policy brings new mobility to civilian employees

New telework guidance focuses on non-military personnel.

Navy calls for industry help in data center consolidation

The Navy is looking for help and advice from the private sector as it continues to consolidate its data centers.

Agencies seek to shed antiquated acquisition model

DOD and the intelligence community use an acquisition process better suited to a bygone era, but efforts to move forward are gaining speed.

GAO sees progress in DOD contract inventory

Defense officials have fixed a few problems, but they aren't in the clear yet in gathering accurate data.

NAVAIR plans 4G cell service for amphibious group

The Naval Air Systems Command plans to leverage commercial cellular technology to test the broadband communications capability aboard three ships in 2013.

DOD struggles to limit contractors to appropriate jobs, GAO finds

The challenge of separating inherently governmental work from contractor-appropriate work bedevils DOD.

For wounded warriors, mobile apps can offer life-saving impact

New mobile apps help troops returning from combat deal with PTSD, find jobs, seek medical care -- and stay connected to buddies still in harm's way.

Cybersecurity reboot: Two game-changing ideas

Some say making IT systems a moving target to hackers and centralizing cybersecurity policy will turn around current flawed approaches.

Is mobile security a losing game?

The government faces a new technology threat in mobile security.

DOD’s IT strategy implementation critical to tactical operations

DOD's move to the next generation of defense IT is more important than ever, says deputy DOD CIO Rob Carey.

CIOs to the cloud: Let's not rush into things

Federal executives find that the decision to migrate to the cloud is not so simple.