News

NASA’S First IT Summit to Showcase Public, Private Tech Innovations

NASA will be hosting its first Information Technology Summit on Aug. 16-18 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., bringing together government and industry leaders to discuss best practices and innovations in IT. “The first NASA IT Summit is an opportunity for NASA’s IT staff …

Read More »

Census Reports $1.6 Billion in 2010 Savings

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today it will be returning $1.6 billion in its 2010 Census operations costs. The savings represent 22 percent of 2010 Census costs this fiscal year. “This is a significant accomplishment, and I would like to thank the American public for responding to the census and …

Read More »

US Joint Forces Command Releases Response to Gates’ Announcement

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today a series of efficiencies initiatives that included several cost-cutting methods in which the department could free up money in its budgets for force structure and modernization. One of the major suggestions included in Gates’ proposals was his recommendation to eliminate the U.S. Joint …

Read More »

Al-Qaeda Still Top Terror Threat

In its 2009 terrorism report, released last Thursday, the State Department said al-Qaeda’s core membership in Pakistan is “the most formidable terrorist organization targeting the U.S. homeland.”  Despite “significant setbacks” in 2009, al-Qaeda “has proven to be an adaptable and resilient terrorist group” and is “actively engaged in operational plotting …

Read More »

Gates Releases Efficiencies Initiatives

In continuation of the Department of Defense’s strive toward financial efficiency, Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday a series of legislative initiatives designed to reduce overhead, duplication and excess in DoD to instill a future of savings and restraint for the department. The initiatives come after Gates’ request in May …

Read More »

CDT’s Schwartz to Join NIST as Internet Policy Adviser

Center for Democracy and Technology Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Ari Schwartz will be leaving his current post to become senior Internet policy adviser at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Schwartz will begin his new role Aug. 30, 2010 and will work with the Department of Commerce’s …

Read More »