Defense


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.

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.

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In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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