Congress clarifies 'critical function' definition

The fiscal 2012 National Defense Authorization Act may provide a little more clarity to the blurry term of “critical function.”

Marines prep for combat support with simulation

At Camp Pendleton's Battle Simulation Center, Marines are tested in operational support using simulation tools that recreate combat.

Defense bill threatens data center, enterprise e-mail efforts

The 2012 defense bill contains language that could block DOD-DISA partnerships in cloud and enterprise e-mail.

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.

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