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CBO: Pentagon Five-Year Budget Plan $123B Over Expectations

According to a recent Congressional Budget Office analysis, the Defense Department’s most recent five-year budget plan will run $123 billion, or 5 percent more than expected. CBO analyzed the Pentagon’s future years defense program and its impact between fiscal years 2013 and 2017, through 2030. The plan describes the department’s base …

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Report: DARPA Starting Offensive Cyber Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a program drawing from computer game companies, universities and private sector entities to develop the agency’s cyber capabilities. According to the Washington Post, DARPA is launching a five-year, $110 million research project named Plan X in order to experiment ways the military can …

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Ashton Carter: Congress Should Leave Pentagon Budget Alone

Adding money to programs the Defense Department does not need detracts from programs it does need funding for, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, according to Defense News. Carter told attendees of an event at the American Enterprise Institute Wednesday that Congress should not tamper with the Pentagon’s proposed budget, Kate …

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VA, EPA Promoting Water Industry Careers For Vets

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to connect veterans with disabilities to water and wastewater sector career opportunities, the EPA and VA announced Wednesday. State and local VA counselors will work with the EPA and the VA’s vocational rehabilitation and employment program to promote …

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NIST Issues Federal Cloud, Security Guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published its cloud computing guide to address security and risk management concerns, GovInfo Security reports. NIST said its Special Special Publication 800-146: Cloud Computing Synopsis and Recommendations describe cloud in plain language, while providing guidance as to how information technology decision makers should …

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Exelis’ David Fastabend On Pentagon-DHS Cyber Program, Recent Industry Event

The departments of Defense and Homeland Security expanded their voluntary cybersecurity information-sharing program with the defense industrial base earlier this month. All industrial base companies are eligible to participate in the DIB Cyber Security/Information Assurance Program. Some 1,000 firms are expected to participate in the program, which Pentagon Deputy Chief …

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