Inside DOD

By Amber Corrin

Blog archive

The day the military loosened its tie

The Defense Department crowd does tend to be rather tight-lipped but, at AFCEA Army IT Day Jan. 14, some normally reticent officials opened up.

The day afforded a chance to crack jokes (more than a few at the expense of the Air Force), issue challenges (“Can the Army be innovative?” asked Brig. Gen. Steven Smith, chief cyber officer, Office of the Army CIO/G-6) and even challenge some long-held conventions (“We’ve got plenty of sensors!” said Brig. Gen. Thomas Cole, program executive officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors).

Cole quickly – and half-jokingly – added, “This is off the record, right?”

Sorry general, no dice.

Posted by Amber Corrin on Jan 22, 2010 at 12:14 PM


Featured

  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.