Defense


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.

Navy leads DOD efforts in social media engagement honoring Pearl Harbor Day

The Defense Department, following the Navy's lead, has been using social media to interact with the public in commemorating the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

DISA passes government audit test ahead of most of DOD

DISA's fiscal 2011 Defense Working Capital Fund financial statement has earned the agency its first "clean" audit designation.

DARPA names winner in shredder challenge

DARPA announces a winner for its shredded-document challenge, designed to find out more about handling and exploiting sensitive documents.

Defense bill passes after lengthy debate

While measures pertaining to military detention of suspected terrorists dominated the debate, the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act will also affect defense IT.

Defense Authorization nears passage

Industry groups concerned about some provisions in the DOD's authorizing legislation.

Military detainment powers dominate Congressional debate

Debate over a controversial measure that allows the military to detain terror suspects around the world, even American citizens on U.S. soil, overshadows other aspects of the 2012 Defense authorization bill.

In the intelligence community, a cosmic shift

With budget pressures bearing down and a workforce demanding mobile technology, intelligence agencies look to the cloud for solutions.

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