Agency News: Department of Defense

DISA details streamlining plan for 2012

DISA is taking aim at enterprise capabilities, beginning immediately with combining offices to streamline and focusing on cybersecurity as a priority.

Air Force planning ahead for cyber future

With a new RFI, the Air Force looks into the future of cyberspace operations.

Army explores e-textbook possibilities

The Army begins research for platform-agnostic e-textbooks.

DOD: Industry partnerships still central despite budget cuts

As the Defense Department plans for smaller budgets, contractors worry about their own fortunes.

Obama, Panetta outline strategy for more than $450B in defense cuts

A comprehensive, strategic review reveals plans to shift Pentagon focus from ground wars to rebuilding, deterrence while preserving innovation and partnership with industry.

Virtual worlds training for federal cyber pros in the works

A joint effort between DHS and State will offer courses in a virtual worlds environment for federal cybersecurity professionals.

Air Force offers early outs and buyouts -- again

The Air Force's ongoing restructuring effort leads to another round of voluntary retirement and separation.

9 ways the defense bill's passage could affect your job

Provisions in the 2012 defense bill include some measures that will have a big impact this year on contracting, cyber defense, intelligence and the use of cloud.

Obama signs 2012 defense bill into law

The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act receives presidential stamp of approval despite contested measures regarding controversial provision on indefinite detainment of terror suspects.

NDU cyber threat workshop receives top honors from DOD

National Defense University's iCollege workshop convened members of the international cyber community to discuss, tackle top global threats.

Army enterprise e-mail, DOD cloud: What happens next?

The defense authorization bill would put potentially time-sensitive technology plans on hold for DOD -- maybe for better, more likely for worse.

Hacktivists may target feds working on WikiLeaks case

An Internet consultant says Anonymous chat rooms may be cooking up a revenge against a few people connected to Pfc. Bradley Manning's hearing.

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