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Profile: Defense CIO Teri Takai

As the Defense Department’s chief information officer, Teri Takai serves as the principal adviser to the defense secretary on matters regarding information management and information technology, non-intelligence space systems, satellite communications, navigation and timing programs. She also advises the secretary on spectrum and telecommunications. In July, she discussed a report …

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Profile: Andre Gudger, DoD Small Business Programs Office Director

Andre Gudger is director of the Defense Department’s Small Business Programs Office, where since March 2011 he has served as principal adviser and staff to the defense secretary on small business-related matters. According to the department, he spent 17 years in the defense, intelligence and investment banking industries prior to …

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Eric Rosenbach: Legislation Would Standardize Public-Private Info Sharing

Legislation would help standardize the policy process between the Defense Department and private industry on sharing cybersecurity information, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. American Forces Press Service reports Eric Rosenbach, deputy assistant defense secretary for cyber policy, said such a bill would consider the volume of information traded between …

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Panetta Backs Hampton Roads to Continue Key Role in US Defense

The Hampton Roads region will continue to play an integral role in the U.S. defense strategy even as the Defense Department will see budget cutbacks over the next decade, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday. The Virginian-Pilot reports Panetta made the remarks before regional business and military leaders at the …

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Profile: DCAA Director Patrick Fitzgerald

Patrick Fitzgerald is director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, having been appointed to this position Nov. 8, 2009. The DCAA is the agency responsible for auditing the department’s contracts and providing cost accounting and financial advisory services regarding contracts and subcontracts to all DoD components responsible for procurement and contract administration. …

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Agencies Want Contractor Info Systems Added to FISMA Rules

Three federal agencies are seeking to change a federal acquisition regulation on how contractors handle information systems for containing and processing government data, Fierce Government IT reports. The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA want to extend the 2002 Federal Information Security Management Act’s requirements to cover those systems, …

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