Tag Archives: Defense Department

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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Steven VanRoekel: IT Reform Saved Govt $1B

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told House lawmakers Thursday government has saved $1.37 billion from information technology reforms and another $885 million from updating IT portfolios at federal agencies over the past year, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the government’s IT savings reached $300 million as of March …

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House Approves 1.8 Percent Salary Increase for Military

The House of Representatives has approved legislation that would increase the military’s pay by 1.8 percent in 2014, Govexec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes that Congress voted 315-109 on July 24 in favor of the 2014 Defense Appropriations Act that would base the military’s salary hike on the Bureau of Labor …

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House FY 2014 Defense Spending Bill Seeks to Stop Furloughs

The House voted 315-109 Wednesday to approve a $595 billion spending bill for the Defense Department that includes language aimed at preventing furloughs of the Pentagon’s civilian workers, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Pete Kasperowicz writes Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) proposed the amendment to bar the Pentagon from placing its …

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Pentagon Proposes Commercial Spectrum Sharing Arrangement

The Defense Department has offered to share portion of its spectrum with mobile carriers and the Federal Communications Commission has called for public feedback on the proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Alina Selyukh writes the Pentagon offered to rearrange its systems within the 1755-1780 and 2025-2110 megahertz airwaves and compress programs …

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