Defense


Nine initiatives that could trip up DOD's enterprise strategy

Defense Department officials acknowledge that some elements of its IT strategy represent high cultural barriers.

Gates calls out Congress

The former Defense Secretary calls for Congress members to learn to compromise.

Defense Authorization bill clears Congress

President Obama had earlier seemed poised to veto bill over prisoner detainment provisions, but now looks ready to sign.

Lawmakers block contractor disclosure of political support

The Obama administration considered requiring political contribution information in contract bids, a proposal that raised a lot of concern in Congress and industry.

Veto threat lingers for defense bill

The Defense Authorization bill is almost ready for the White House, but detainee provisions could trigger a veto.

DOD's top policy leader to resign

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy is planning an exit.

Cyber threat clearinghouse key to national security

The Defense Department has demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of public/private partnerships on cybersecurity, three experts write.

2011: One bumpy ride

Innovation got pushed to the back burner as feds faced down pay freezes, shutdowns and budget cuts.

Army prepares to slash nearly 9,000 civilian jobs

Cuts come from 70 installations, 37 states and eight commands and agencies.

Navy network RFP postponed

The Navy has long been expected to release its final NGEN RFP on Dec. 21, but it appears that's no longer the case.

DOD memo: Outsourcing ban requires vigilance

A memo reminds defense agencies about current moratorium on public-private competition.

Acquisition cost savings: Geospatial agency to try new model

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency plans to launch a Managed Data Center Services Pilot to make IT buying easier.

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