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DoD Announces Reassignment of ‘Critical’ JFCOM Functions

As part of efforts to shutter the U.S. Joint Forces Command, the Defense Department announced it is reassigning several “critical’ JFCOM organizations and functions to other branches and commands, according to a DoD press release. Those JFCOM functions and organizations deemed critical have been reassigned to other combatant commands, services …

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Intelligence Plays Starring Role in Bin Laden Operation

Underlying President Barack Obama’s address to the nation — announcing the death of Osama bin Laden by U.S. Special Forces in a “surgical operation” in northwest Pakistan — was the power and importance of U.S. intelligence. Describing the years-long search for the world’s most wanted terrorist, Obama noted the “painstaking …

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Executive Order: Government Has Customer Service Problem

The federal government has a customer service problem, President Barack Obama wrote in a newly released executive order. “The public deserves competent, efficient, and responsive service from the federal government,” the president wrote. But too often the government and its agencies are hampered by inadequate citizen-facing services, such as agency …

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New Study Reveals Billions in Data Center Consolidation

A new report on the government’s efforts to shut down its costly and ungainly federal data centers reveals the government could cash in on the consolidation to the tune of $18 billion. The new report, “Federal Data Center Consolidation: Measure to Manage Report,” a joint project of government IT network …

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INPUT: Federal IT Spending to Climb over Next 5 Years

Federal spending on IT is expected to climb over the next few years, reaching as much as $111 billion, according to a five-year forecast from research firm INPUT. According to the research, spending on federal IT will increase from $85.8 billion last year to $111.6 billion by 2015, at a …

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CIA Director-in-Waiting Petraeus No Stranger to Intel

He has a wealth of experience on the battlefield. But for Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, his next act will likely involve the secretive and bureaucratic intrigue of being the nation’s top spy. While the job switch — which will likely occur in early September …

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Administration Offers New Proposal on OCI

A new proposal on thorny conflict-of-interest regulations issued by the Obama administration conflicts with a draft proposal the Defense Department issued last year, according to a report in Federal Computer Week. The administration’s new proposal is actually less stringent than DoD’s version, per the report, giving individual program managers more …

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