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Kundra to Talk Cloud to Industry Crowd at Security Conference

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who has ushered in the government’s “cloud-first” approach to federal IT, will address today a sold-out crowd of industry and technology leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance in San Francisco. The cloud summit, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference, a well-known IT security …

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Intelligence Officials Expect ‘Belt Tightening’

An array of intelligence officials warned of the possibility of increased budget trimming across the Intelligence Community, even as the threat landscape continues to change, with everything from the national debt to cybersecurity posing potential hazards. “We all understand that we’re going to be in for some belt tightening,” Director …

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DoD to ‘Boost’ Space Spending?

One of the biggest stories to come blasting out of the defense budget, which will be released next week, could be the increases in Defense Department spending on space and rocket programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. That’s because despite the uncertain economic climate and the vigilance of deficit hawks, …

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Genachowski Talks Broadband Task Force, Regulatory Changes

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Julius Genachowski is getting serious about his agency’s commitment to wider adoption of broadband. At an FCC broadband forum earlier this week, Genachowski said a comprehensive broadband policy is a “BFD,” according to a report in The Hill. From there, Genachowski focused his remarks …

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Carter: DoD Open to Small Defense Mergers

The Defense Department realizes defense company mergers are a reality in an era of tight budgets, the Pentagon’s procurement chief said in a Wall Street address yesterday. In fact, DoD is even open to such mergers and acquisitions. But, in return, the Pentagon expects companies to operate more transparently and …

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Odierno Talks Details of JFCOM’s Deep Contractor Cuts

The commander of the United States Joint Forces Command yesterday provided specifics about cuts to the Norfolk, Va.-based command, including deep slashes to the contractor workforce based there. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, who took over JFCOM in October, said the command would cut 2,300 positions from its 4,700-member personnel. Most …

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