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Napolitano: Cybersecurity is Not a Battlefield

Some have characterized cybersecurity as a challenge for the private marketplace, and others have laid it squarely on the shoulders of the military, calling the efforts to secure cyberspace the latest battle frontier. But, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is having none of it. Speaking at a cybersecurity …

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DoD Seeks Comments on Federal IT Worker Job Swap

Making the switch from government to the private sector can make many workers feel like foreign exchange students. And, now, the Defense Department is looking at ways to strengthen the revolving door between government and industry – in a good way. The pilot Information Technology Exchange Program, authorized under the …

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DoD Amends Contractor Withholding Plan

The Defense Department is amending its plan to take 10 percent off payments to contractors if business systems that companies have supplied are deficient, according to a report in Federal Times. Instead — in perhaps a touch of holiday-spirit generosity or, more likely, the outcry from companies when the original …

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DoD Faces 50-50 Chance of Cuts, Cartwright Says

The Pentagon faces a 50 percent chance of budget cuts in the year ahead, the Pentagon’s No. 2 uniformed officer said, with money freed up from department efficiencies likely to “migrate” throughout the government. Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaking at a defense investment …

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