Workforce

Senate version of defense bill tackles cyber workforce, procurement

The Senate's defense bill is $3 billion more than the president's request and doesn't account for the budget cuts of sequestration.

Workforce

DOD's proposed acquisition rule changes faltering in Congress

Congress rejected DOD's proposed changes to FAR language, but changes to commercial of-a-type acquisition aren't completely off the table yet.

Workforce

With NGEN, Navy prepares for move to the future

The Navy's long-awaited NGEN solicitation has been released, marking an official step forward for the service.

IT Modernization

DOD discovers IT consolidation best practices

DOD's IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap is designed to streamline defense IT, but insiders wonder if major budget cuts could derail it.

Workforce

Can DOD handle its business?

DOD has long been troubled by poor financial management, but 2012 could be the year it turns itself around.

Workforce

Defense Authorization begins its long journey through the House

House defense bill asks for $3 billion more than the Obama administration's plan.

Cybersecurity

Notes from Naval IT Day: Quips and quotes and food for thought

Every conference has those moments of breaking up the monotony; here's a few from AFCEA Naval IT Day.

Cybersecurity

Congressman plans cyber workforce development efforts

Rep. Jim Langevin is looking to catalyze better cyber training and expertise at the federal, state and local levels.

IT Modernization

Agencies seek to shed antiquated acquisition model

DOD and the intelligence community use an acquisition process better suited to a bygone era, but efforts to move forward are gaining speed.

Cybersecurity

White House cyber czar launching war on botnets

A new White House-led working group will develop policies and strategies to fight botnets.

Cybersecurity

Is mobile security a losing game?

The government faces a new technology threat in mobile security.

IT Modernization

DOD’s IT strategy implementation critical to tactical operations

DOD's move to the next generation of defense IT is more important than ever, says deputy DOD CIO Rob Carey.

Army resumes enterprise e-mail migration after hiatus

The Army has resumed migrating to enterprise e-mail after submitting a congressionally mandated report on cost efficiency and effectiveness.

What a WWII battle can teach about cybersecurity

A collective defense used in the Atlantic during World War II holds lessons for an enterprise approach to cyber.

Workforce

Can DOD preserve science and technology as budget ax swings?

DOD officials are calling to prioritize science and technology funding to enable a more agile future force.

IT Modernization

Army defends progress in acquisition reform

Army officials say acquisition reform efforts are already yielding dividends, particularly in fielding networked capabilities.

Workforce

Internet outage strikes at Pentagon, other facilities

'Technical issues' tripped up Internet access at the Pentagon and other DISA facilities on March 1.

IT Modernization

Gerry Connolly: Don't cut technology investments

Federal spending on technology research should continue despite the economy, congressman urges.

IT Modernization

Army enterprise e-mail brings new transparency

Enterprise e-mail may be temporarily paused, but it still offers financial clarity and is pushing defense IT innovation, the deputy Army CIO said.

Workforce

DOD restructures oversight of department-wide IT

The Defense Department is revamping governance of its IT systems, starting with a refresher for the DOD CIO executive board.

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