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GAO: IT Progress Stalled In VA-DoD Healthcare Project

The Government Accountability Office recently audited the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs’ progress in integrating their healthcare facilities, Fierce Government IT reports. The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, located in North Chicago, Ill., is the VA’s first attempt at the integration process. GAO auditors found 11 …

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Pentagon Starting Private-Public IT Workforce Exchange

The Defense Department has finalized the details for an information technology workforce exchange program with the private sector, Nextgov reports. Assignments under the Information Technology Exchange Pilot Program will span from three months to one year. To qualify for the ITEP pilot, applicants must maintain employment within the IT field …

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Report: DARPA Starting Offensive Cyber Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a program drawing from computer game companies, universities and private sector entities to develop the agency’s cyber capabilities. According to the Washington Post, DARPA is launching a five-year, $110 million research project named Plan X in order to experiment ways the military can …

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DHS Releases Its Twitter Watchword List

The Department of Homeland Security has released a list of keywords and phrases it follows when monitoring social networking sites and online media, Daniel Miller reports for the Daily Mail. DHS analysts use the list as a reference when searching online for terrorist and related threats against the U.S. It …

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Ashton Carter: Congress Should Leave Pentagon Budget Alone

Adding money to programs the Defense Department does not need detracts from programs it does need funding for, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said, according to Defense News. Carter told attendees of an event at the American Enterprise Institute Wednesday that Congress should not tamper with the Pentagon’s proposed budget, Kate …

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Senate Panel OKs FY 2013 Defense Bill, Includes 5% Service Contract Cut

The Senate Armed Services Committee approved its version of the fiscal 2013 defense spending bill Thursday, authorizing a $525.8 billion base budget for the Defense Department and $88.2 billion for overseas contingencies. According to David Alexander report for Reuters, lawmakers also gave the Energy Department $17.3 billion for its nuclear …

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