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Napolitano Gives Public-Private Cyber Info Sharing Thumbs Up

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano voiced approval for a Senate cybersecurity bill at a House hearing Wednesday, NextGov reports. The Cybersecurity Act was introduced Tuesday and would give DHS the ability to handle private network breaches. The bill also calls for more information sharing between government and the private sector. The bill …

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VA’s $3B IT Budget Request Focuses on Maintenance, Integrated Health Record System

The Department of Veterans Affairs has requested $3.37 billion for its information technology budget and plans to set aside $1.45 billion for IT systems maintenance, NextGov reports. The amount requested for IT system maintenance increased $80 million from the 2012 budget. The VA’s IT systems are comprised of 360,000 desktop computers, 70,000 printers, 40,000 laptops …

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2013 Federal IT Budget Request Down Less than 1% From 2012

President Obama requested $78.9 billion in fiscal year 2013 funding for federal information technology, down 0.7 percent from fiscal 2012 funds, Computerworld reports. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said in a press conference the 2013 budget request represents the government’s effort to do more with less. VanRoekel said budget …

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Contractors Publishing R&D Info on Govt. Portal

Major defense contractors are now sharing independent research and development spending data with the government through a secure Web portal. A new rule, published Jan. 30 in the Federal Register, requires companies that claim more than $11 million a year on IR&D and bid and proposal costs to submit data …

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Pentagon Releases 2013 Budget Proposal

The Defense Department‘s budget proposal for fiscal year 2013 includes a $5.2 billion cut to the base budget from fiscal 2012, according to Pentagon guidance released Monday. The Pentagon’s 2013 budget request totals $613.9 billion; $525.4 billion for the base budget and $88.5 billion for operations in Afghanistan. The proposed …

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Defense CIO Takai Discusses Mobility, Supply Chain Approach in CGI Journal

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai wants to use multiple approaches to handle mobile device usage in the Pentagon, she told the “Leadership” executive journal. “Leadership” is published quarterly by CGI‘s collaborative government initiative. The Pentagon hosts a highly mobile workforce in a time of mobile device proliferation and …

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EPA, Pentagon Partnering to Develop Energy Efficient Bases

The Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are partnering to develop technologies that would create sustainable U.S. military bases, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Dorothy Robyn, deputy defense undersecretary for installations and environment, and Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator, signed the memorandum of understanding to establish the partnership. Scientists and …

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Panetta Says Afghanistan Tops NATO Conference Agenda

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday a primary focus of NATO‘s defense ministers conference this week will be how to fund Afghanistan’s police and army forces. Panetta said in a press conference the ministers will also discuss a timeline to withdraw NATO troops from Afghanistan, according to AFPS. The group …

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Pentagon Awards Energy Efficiency Research Funds

The Defense Department has awarded six teams $18 million in funds to develop and implement energy savings technologies, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The Pentagon said the technologies are intended to reduce energy demand and the programs coincides with the military’s new strategy for a leaner, more agile combat force. In …

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Pentagon Proposes Analytics Tool for Awarding Performance-Based Contracts

The Defense Department is proposing a new rule requiring contracting officers to use an analytics tool when awarding performance-based contracts, according to Monday‘s edition of the Federal Register. The tool is a cash-flow model for evaluating alternative financing arrangements. Contracting officers would use the tool when considering performance-based payments on …

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