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Ronnie Hawkins: DISA Reorg Aims to Bolster Military’s IT Posture

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Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins Jr., director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has said that DISA’s reorganization plans aim to build its agility, adaptability, speed to market and engagement with the entire Defense Department. DoD News reported Tuesday that Hawkins told a Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association panel discussion Monday that DISA …

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Lawmakers Submit Bills to Raise Federal Worker Pay 4% in 2016

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Lawmakers from the upper and lower chambers of Congress have introduced identical bills that implement a 3.8-percent across-the-board pay increase for federal employees in 2016, GovExec reported Tuesday. Eric Katz writes that Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and several cosponsors introduced the Federal Adjustment of Income Rates Act in the House, while Sen. Brian Schatz …

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Jonathan Carver Named ICE CFO

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Jonathan Carver, a former director of financial services at analytics-advisory firm Summit LLC, is joining the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency as chief financial officer. He served as CFO of the Small Business Administration before he joined Summit last year, the company said. At SBA, he oversaw the agency’s …

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Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart to Head Defense Intelligence Agency

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U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent Stewart will formally assume the role as director at the Defense Intelligence Agency on Jan. 23, DoD News reported Tuesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Stewart, currently head of the Marine Forces Cyber Command, will also elevate to lieutenant general rank. He will be the …

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CBO: Spending Estimates Indicate Sequestration Not Required in FY 2015

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A new report by the Congressional Budget Office says that sequestration is not required for fiscal year 2015 as budget appropriations for defense and nondefense programs do not exceed caps on discretionary budget authority. CBO said Monday that the enacted defense funding for fiscal 2015 is equal to the limit of $585.8 billion, while the …

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White House Updates Govt-Industry Cyber Info Sharing Proposal

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The White House has updated its proposal for legislation to promote the sharing of information on cybersecurity threats between government and industry in an effort to increase collaborations between the public and private sectors. Under this proposal released Tuesday, the White House says that bill would also encourage the development of information …

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Brig. Gen. Robert Skinner: New DISA Unit to Help Coordinate Military Cyber Action

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has formed a new unit to coordinate the protection of the Defense Department‘s internal networks across nearly 40 military organizations, Breaking Defense reported Monday. “We can send out an order to these organizations to perform some type of action to operate, secure, and defend the [DoD Information Networks],” DISA …

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