Tag Archives: Defense Department

Report: 6K Defense Dept Layoffs Possible Under FY 2014 Cuts

The Defense Department could start to lay off 6,272 civilian workers in October if sequestration cuts continue into the next fiscal year, Bloomberg News reported Friday. Tony Capaccio writes the news service obtained an internal planning document dated Aug. 1 with a “Draft/Pre-Decisional” stamp, indicating the department has not made …

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DoD Extends Cybersecurity Policies to Industrial Control Systems

The Defense Department wants to expand the coverage of its cybersecurity guidance to include industrial control systems devices, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the new regulations will cover systems that run water, air conditioning, heating, electrical, telecommunications and physical security facilities. The article says DoD CIO Teri …

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Report: US Govt Tags F-35 Operating Costs at $857B

The U.S. government now estimates the costs of operating and maintaining the Lockheed Martin-F-35 jet at $857 billion, 20 percent less than previous figures that exceeded $1 trillion, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Defense Department based the new figures on data detailing the fighter jet’s more than 7,000 hours …

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DISA Mulls Analytics Cloud for Defense Agencies

The Defense Information Systems Agency wants to build an analytic cloud platform intended to help boost cybersecurity and services for the Defense Department‘s agencies, FCW reported Monday. Amber Corrin writes the cloud environment called Acropolis will work to gather, correlate, analyze and minimize threats with the goal of helping the DoD …

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Defense Department Builds New Army Internal Social Network

The Defense Department has developed a new social networking platform for U.S. Army personnel, FedScoop reported Thursday. Cory Bennett writes milWire works to aggregate news articles and help department employees subscribe to individuals or keep track of topics, including sequestration, cybersecurity and education. “Anything that helps the members of the …

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DoD Aims for New Mobile System to Centralize Infrastructure

The Defense Department has begun to deploy a mobile infrastructure for a military service with the goal of consolidating and securing the agency’s system, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the centralized infrastructure, still in its initial phase of implementation, includes a device management system and applications hub. …

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Defense Officials Say Reduced Furloughs to Delay Contracts

The Defense Department is looking to shift funding from acquisition programs in order to compensate for missed savings following the reduction in furlough days, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Jill Aitoro writes that Congress-approved reprogramming requests from the DoD will defer 200 defense programs. The Pentagon intends to save …

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DoD Opens Joint Information Center in Germany

The Defense Department has opened a regional center in Stuttgart, Germany, for its joint information network intended to expand the U.S. Armed Force’s access to information, FedScoop reported Monday. Cory Bennett writes the enterprise operations center will work to manage the U.S. European Command’s and the U.S. Africa Command’s access …

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