Defense


Can strategy help DOD sidestep budget cut effects?

As defense officials try to figure out where to trim costs, the White House offers some advice: Avoid a last-in, first-out approach.

Military told to be cautious on commercial social media sites

Reported new policy comes after a recent hack showed the potential vulnerabilities in sites with user-generated content.

DOD, Navy developing pirate-fighting apps

A new DOD-funded research project is targeting sea piracy with web-based apps.

Army to pay $500M for Future Combat Systems termination

A dozen years after Future Combat Systems was born and three years after it was canceled, the program still bears a hefty price tag.

Senate version of defense bill tackles cyber workforce, procurement

The Senate's defense bill is $3 billion more than the president's request and doesn't account for the budget cuts of sequestration.

170,000 military dating-site users exposed, hackers say

An affiliate of the LulzSec hacker group is claiming it obtained and published personally-identifiable information for 170,000 military personnel.

VA DOD joint record to be deployed from 2014 to 2017

Even after the Veterans Affairs-Defense new joint integrated health record system begins rolling out in 2014, many functionalities will still need to be migrated to the new system, according to a senior VA official.

Army hosts MOSES open-source virtual world

The focus of many federal virtual world activities has moved to the U.S. Army's "MOSES" experimental open source environment

House passes defense authorization bill

The bill still must get past Obama's veto pen.

VA and DOD pick common medical vocabulary for electronic records

THe Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are adopting a common vocabulary and structured data system for medical terms for their upcoming joint digital record system.

Obama could veto defense authorization

The National Defense Authorization Act contains a number of troubling provisions, including an increased top-line budget, constraints on defense strategies, and a limited ability to cut resources where officials see fit, according to the administration.

DOD's proposed acquisition rule changes faltering in Congress

Congress rejected DOD's proposed changes to FAR language, but changes to commercial of-a-type acquisition aren't completely off the table yet.