Cybersecurity

Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

IT Modernization

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

Workforce

DOD officials cautiously tout progress in financial management reform

Meeting Leon Panetta's aggressive timeline is a daunting challenge, but DOD officials say the effort is advancing.

IT Modernization

Could DOD’s ambitious joint information environment lead to iPhone-wielding warriors?

Hopes are high that DOD's cloud-based architecture will make a real difference for deployed soldiers, but some challenges still remain to be solved.

IT Modernization

DISA strategic plan focuses on enterprise, cybersecurity and efficiencies

The latest document is part of a new, multi-layered planning methodology for DISA.

Workforce

Are wartime innovation principles relevant after the war?

Joint explosives organization faces an uncertain post-Afghanistan future, but its CIO hopes that the culture it created will survive and continue to serve the government.

Workforce

The bright side of budget cuts

Fiscal pressures are forcing the military branches to collaborate and share, potentially leading to smarter, better IT projects, leaders say.

IT Modernization

Vet health progress propelled by partnership, vision and IT

The DOD and VA are focused on finding the right technology to serve troops over a lifetime -- even with bumps along the way -- and those closest to the effort say the stumbles are leading to progress.

Cybersecurity

Pentagon sets cybersecurity sights on social media

DARPA is looking for new tools to track social media interaction.

US not ready for cyberattack, NSA director warns

Legislation, partnership with industry are critical to bolster underpowered U.S. cyber defenses, according to the Cyber Command's chief.

Workforce

Budget cuts, veto risk complicate defense appropriations bill

The House is getting ready to pass the 2013 defense appropriations bill, but the specter of sequestration -- and a possible veto -- loom over the funding plan.

Workforce

DARPA names new director

Dr. Arati Prabhakar arrives most recently from Silicon Valley, but is no stranger to Washington.

Cybersecurity

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

Workforce

BRAC bleeding DOD by the billions

The 2005 round of base realignment has cost $14 billion more than planned, so far, according to the GAO.

Workforce

DISA awards $578M contract to company with history of fraud

DISA's recent contract award to Red River includes services similar those the company was once fined for failing to provide, but a key executive involved in the charges is no longer with the firm.

Pentagon taking snail mail into the digital era

DOD turns paper and ink into binary code for efficiency.

Workforce

DOD makes progress toward faster security clearances

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

Workforce

DOD business modernization efforts continue to fall short

The Defense department is still struggling to implement GAO recommendations in its efforts to update its business systems.

Workforce

Can strategy help DOD sidestep budget cut effects?

As defense officials try to figure out where to trim costs, the White House offers some advice: Avoid a last-in, first-out approach.

IT Modernization

Army to pay $500M for Future Combat Systems termination

A dozen years after Future Combat Systems was born and three years after it was canceled, the program still bears a hefty price tag.

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