Cybersecurity

DOD surges on biometrics

With war supplemental funding assured, military in Iraq seeks enhanced IT tools.

Workforce

JFCOM gets new experimentation chief

Rear Adm. Dan Davenport to lead the command’s joint innovation and experimentation directorate.

Workforce

GAO sustains Encore II protest

A DISA spokesman said the agency plans to fully implement the recommendations in the report, which has been placed under a protective order.

Cybersecurity

Air Force examines its vulnerability to cyberattack

The service assigned an advisory board to assess potential cyberwarfare scenarios and determine their effect on Air Force systems and operations.

Workforce

Bush nominates new Army secretary

Preston Geren could replace Francis Harvey, who resigned in March amid a scandal over substandard outpatient housing conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Workforce

Senators call for management reforms at DOD

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved a $648.8 billion authorization bill for fiscal 2008 that sets the stage for a showdown with the House about FCS funding.

Cybersecurity

Navy readies new policy to safeguard personal data

The service's CIO likens the loss of personally identifiable information to losing classified material.

Workforce

IG urges more acquisition transparency at DIA

A new report highlights the use of Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests and poor planning for purchases.

Workforce

House denies request to fund hybrid GPS receivers

Lawmakers won't give the department $81 million for the development of handheld satellite navigation receivers capable of receiving Iridium and GPS signals.

Workforce

House seeks speedy delivery of defense IT

The House version of the 2008 Defense Authorization bill includes $10 million for a pilot program that accelerates the process for reviewing and buying commercial technology.

Workforce

Navy seeks contractor to help reduce its IT footprint

It wants support for its Cyber Asset Reduction and Security Task Force program, designed to halve the service’s shore-based IT footprint of the secret and lower categories by 2011.

Workforce

DOD study finds roadblocks on path to net-centricity

Persistent interoperability problems often force soldiers in the field to use personal cell phones and chat rooms to share information, according to a report by the Defense Science Board.

Workforce

GAO: DOD business systems need investment policy

The Pentagon has the proper management structure for modernizing its systems but lacks well-defined and disciplined policies governing investment decisions.

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