Agency News: Department of Defense


Army labs speed tech testing

The Army has launched an effort to make it easier to test and integrate technologies before personnel in the field must depend on them.

Should DOD be taking more risks with mobility?

DOD's intrinsic risk aversion challenges its ability to stay current with mobile capabilities, and some of its leaders believe it's time to rethink that caution.

GAO: Funding ambiguity hinders hiring

Delays in collecting and then distributing workforce-support money causes uncertainty about spending the money to aid the acquisition workforce.

DOD makes progress toward faster security clearances

Efforts to streamline the clearance process are beginning to pay off at DOD.

DOD, industry finalize IT personnel exchange

A pilot program will help defense officials build up their workforce's skills to protect and defend.

DOD balances security, cost and ease in mobility plan

DOD's new mobile strategy intended to 'keep DOD workforce relevant' through a comprehensive approach to the technologies.

Senators back off call for automatic contractor suspensions

Proposals to require agencies to automatically suspend companies accused of wrongdoing have been softened in latest version of a bill.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Is the military draft system on the chopping block?

The Selective Service System, which would administer a military draft if needed, hasn't been reevaluated in nearly 20 years, according to a GAO report.

How RIM's fortune could affect your BlackBerry

The maker of the popular BlackBerry is on the financial ropes. What does it mean for feds?

Manning back in court for Wikileaks hearings; trial faces delays

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is back in court -- and may be spending even more time there in run-up to the Wikileaks trial.

Can science and technology defeat Colombian drug cartels?

U.S. Southern Command is looking to DOD's science and technology communities to help in counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America.