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DoD Picks CIO with Reformer Reputation

The Defense Department announced a new pick for chief information officer to lead DoD in a new direction following months of IT reorganization. Teri Takai, who previously served as the CIO of California, was originally nominated for her post in March. However, in September, her nomination was withdrawn because of …

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DoD Unveils Information-Sharing Program

Information-sharing seems to be the name of the game in intelligence these days. And, just in time, the Defense Department announced the finishing touches on a new information-sharing program that will allow soldiers in the field to more easily access information systems. After four years of designing, developing and testing, …

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DoD’s ‘Hybrid’ Cyber Policy

A top Defense Department official for cyber policy emphasized the need for collaboration across federal agencies and “hybrid models” to deal with cybersecurity. “For the past 14 months, we have been trying to continue to grow [U.S.] Cyber Command and its capabilities, at the same time looking at strategy and …

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Gates Talks NATO Changes

When NATO meets next month in Lisbon, Portugal, members will consider the strategic concept of the organization itself, with an eye to making the alliance, born out of the security needs of the Cold War following World War II, more efficient for the 21st century. The last time the strategic …

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Bilingual? The Feds Want YOU

Many federal agencies are lacking workers with foreign-language skills, and those workers with linguistic talents are suddenly finding themselves in demand, Government Executive reports. Director of the Government Accountability Office’s homeland security and justice division David Maurer told a Senate subcommittee in July the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland …

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DoD Seeks Drawdown on Oil Consumption

The Defense Department has its eye set on reducing the armed forces’ reliance on fossil fuels both as a matter of national security and a way to save money, according to one of the Pentagon’s top energy specialists. Sharon Burke, director of DoD’s operational energy plans and programs, said reducing …

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Cyberspace: The Final Frontier?

The wars of the 20th century were fought on nearly all fronts: land, sea, air and, even in the era of high-tech satellites, space. But the Defense Department is now adding another frontier to the battlefield – cyberspace. “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our war-fighting …

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DHS, DoD Double Down on Cybersecurity

The Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security have developed a new cybersecurity framework to better coordinate cybersecurity policies for the federal government. The agreement, released in a memo yesterday, lays out broad guidelines for collaboration and cooperation between the two agencies in the area of cybersecurity, including personnel, …

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