Tag Archives: Defense Department

CBO Says Pentagon Should Focus on Improved GPS Receivers

The Congressional Budget Office wants the Defense Department to scale back plans for GPS satellites and instead invest upgraded, jam-resistant GPS receivers, according to a report from NextGov. The CBO says this approach could save $3 billion dollars over the next decade.. It was reported that the CBO wants the …

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Pentagon Starting to Map Defense Contracting Industry

The Defense Department is launching an effort to build a map of the defense contracting industry sector-by-sector and tier-by-tier, a top Pentagon official told lawmakers Tuesday. Brett Lambert, deputy assistant secretary for manufacturing and industrial base policy, told a House Armed Services subcommittee that the Pentagon wants to go beyond just …

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Dell Android Devices OK’d to Acccess Pentagon Networks

A second non-Blackberry mobile operating system has been certified to access Pentagon computer networks, according to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s recently released guidance for securely connecting devices. Devices run on Dell’s Android 2.2 operating for both smartphones and tablets will be able to be used, according to a report from Stars & …

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House Panel Told Defense Cuts Put 880K ‘Main St.’ Jobs At Risk

One million U.S. jobs could be lost if the congressional supercommittee fails to agree on a deficit reduction proposal and automatic defense budget cuts are imposed, according to the Aerospace Industries Association, a major trade group representing many defense contracting firms. The figure comes from an economic impact analysis prepared …

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VA Changes Rules on Patient Info Sharing with Pentagon

The Department of Veterans Affairs is amending a department rule to remove a restriction on sharing of information about treatment for certain types of medical conditions with the Defense Department. The VA says the rule change will make it easier for the VA and Pentagon to exchange information on treatments …

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DHS Introduces New Service

According to Federal News Radio, the Department of Homeland Security is introducing a new “as-a-service.” The website reported that DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires said the agency awarded contracts to both HP and CSC to provide workplace-as-a-service. Spies said this was done in an effort to save money and recently issued a …

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Pentagon Better Prepared to Deal with Cyber Attacks

According to the Defense Department’s cyberpolicy director Steve Schleien, the agency is better prepared to deal with cyber attacks globally today than it was in 2008. A 2008 military computer breach led the Pentagon to creating the U.S. Cyber Command in 2009. It is also the reason President Obama launched …

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