Agency News: Department of Defense


Michele Foster

Imagine that: Government can learn a thing or two from industry

VA's Michele Foster believes vendors have a lot to offer, but only if they are given the opportunity to share.

Budget, personnel cuts forcing Air Force to refocus priorities

The Air Force must overcome a number of challenges it faces in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, including dealing with data and training.

Intelligence director urges Congress to act on cyber threat

National Intelligence Director James Clapper cited threats posed by Iran, China and Russia as dangers Congress must address.

NATO cyber defense lags

The global security organization is running behind in establishing cybersecurity policy.

DOD's Android effort begins to bear fruit

DOD's embrace of the Android operating system is just getting started. How did it begin?

Navy prepares to award contract for shipboard computer networks

The Navy is upgrading its shipboard networks with the first phase of a new contract expected to be awarded Feb. 1.

Panetta fires first shot in defense budget showdown

Get ready for the future's leaner Defense Department.

Defense board issues cloud recommendations, warnings

DOD should move cautiously but decisively to adopt cloud computing and carry out data center consolidation, board advises.

DISA sees opportunity in commercial cloud mandate

The Defense Information Systems Agency could help defense customers find the right mix of commercial and government cloud services.

DOD still falters on auditabilty, Congressional panel says

The Defense Department has made strides in managing its financial systems but more work remains in the areas of accountability and auditability, says a congressional panel.

DOD to allow Android on classified networks

Forthcoming security standards are expected to allow the use of certain mobile devices on DOD's secure networks.

Military health records system suffers outage after software upgrade

The Military Health System's AHLTA clinical data repository suffered a day-long shutdown after a software problem last week, affecting thousands of users.

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