Defense


DOD makes progress toward faster security clearances

Efforts to streamline the clearance process are beginning to pay off at DOD.

DOD, industry finalize IT personnel exchange

A pilot program will help defense officials build up their workforce's skills to protect and defend.

DOD balances security, cost and ease in mobility plan

DOD's new mobile strategy intended to 'keep DOD workforce relevant' through a comprehensive approach to the technologies.

Senators back off call for automatic contractor suspensions

Proposals to require agencies to automatically suspend companies accused of wrongdoing have been softened in latest version of a bill.

DOD’s top brass blast sequestration, emphasize cyber in Senate testimonies

A "cyber Pearl Harbor is a real possibility, defense secretary warns.

Border patrol drone program plagued with problems

Customs and Border Protection's drone surveillance program lacks a consistent budget and isn't well planned, audit finds.

Senators drafting bipartisan compromise on cybersecurity legislation

As Congress battles over cybersecurity laws, a few lawmakers are looking for agreement.

Is the military draft system on the chopping block?

The Selective Service System, which would administer a military draft if needed, hasn't been reevaluated in nearly 20 years, according to a GAO report.

How RIM's fortune could affect your BlackBerry

The maker of the popular BlackBerry is on the financial ropes. What does it mean for feds?

Manning back in court for Wikileaks hearings; trial faces delays

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is back in court -- and may be spending even more time there in run-up to the Wikileaks trial.

Can science and technology defeat Colombian drug cartels?

U.S. Southern Command is looking to DOD's science and technology communities to help in counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America.

Air Force cancels annual IT conference amid cost concerns

The Air Force's annual IT conference has been shelved for 2012 as event spending comes under tough government scrutiny.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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