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Kevin Cox: GSA Mobile Guidelines to Address Risk

The Obama administration’s guidelines for agencies on how to protect their smartphones and tablets will not approve specific devices for use in the government, a Justice Department official told Federal Times. Kevin Cox, who serves on the interagency team working on mobile security standards, told the newspaper the guidelines are …

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Pentagon Asks Congress to Reprogram $10B

The Defense Department is seeking Congress’ permission to shift $9.6 billion in funds this year to its wartime budget in an effort to manage shortfalls, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Brendan McGarry writes the agency sent lawmakers two funding-related requests for fiscal year 2013 and a separate war funding request for …

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Report: Navy to Deploy Five Ships in Bahrain

The U.S. Navy will start transporting five more patrol ships to Bahrain with three set to deploy this summer, Defense News reported Monday. Mark Faram writes the Tempest, Squall and Thunderbolt are slated to deploy from the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek in Fort Story, Va. this year and will …

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Pentagon OKs Apple Devices for Military Networks

Apple has received approval from the Defense Department for its devices to operate on military networks, Bloomberg reports. Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio write the Pentagon cleared Samsung devices and Blackberry 10 smartphones May 2. A Defense Information Systems Agency representative said last week the clearance would happen soon for …

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Ernest Moniz Unanimously Approved as Energy Secretary

The Senate unanimously approved the nomination of Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz as the new energy secretary Thursday, Bloomberg reports. Jim Snyder writes Moniz will aim to steer U.S. investment in clean energy and help the government determine the amount of natural gas the country will export. Moniz …

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