Tag Archives: Defense Department

Pentagon Retaining Multivendor Mobile Device Strategy

The Defense Department is denying a report that it will replace all of its current mobile devices with 650,000 Apple iOS devices, GCN reports. Technology website Electronista reported on Wednesday that the Pentagon planned to buy the iOS devices and eliminate Blackberry devices after sequestration concludes. In response, Lt. Col. …

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Report: Pentagon Starting Furlough Notices Thursday

The Defense Department will begin sending furlough proposals to its civilian employees Thursday and workers will have seven days to appeal their furloughs, Federal News Radio reports. Notices will be sent between Thursday and Monday and appeals will end between March 28 and April 1, according to a timeline posted …

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Jonathan Woodson: Sequestration Reduces Medical Facility Funds

The Defense Department‘s top doctor is concerned about sequestration’s effects on patients, staff and facilities in the military healthcare system. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary for health affairs, told the House Armed Services Committee will take away funding used to maintain, restore and update military medical facilities, American Forces Press …

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Robert Hale: Pentagon Civilian Furloughs Can Start April 26

The Defense Department can start putting its civilian workers on unpaid leave on April 26 unless Congress ends sequestration, Pentagon Comptroller Robert Hale said Monday. American Forces Press Service reports civilian employees will be furloughed for 22 days, translating to one day a week through Sept. 30. Employees will see …

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Transcom Head William Fraser Considering Hybrid Cargo Airships

Air Force Gen. William Fraser, head of Transportation Command, has indicated that hybrid airships could have the potential to carry more cargo than a ship or aircraft. Fraser told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday helium-fueled airfoil-shaped blimps could be used to take cargo delivery from the factory to the …

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Many Agencies Score Low On White House Verification Card Audit

A new White House scorecard is showing many agencies are not making progress in using identity cards to protect their information systems, Federal Times reports. Nicole Blake Johnson writes the audit evaluated agencies’ use of Personal Identity Verification cards, intended to reserve access to information systems for authorized employees. At …

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Profile: Michael Krieger, Army Deputy CIO

Michael Krieger serves as deputy chief information officer/G6 for the U.S. Army, where he leads implementation of the Army’s strategic direction for the network and enterprise network infrastructure. The Army CIO/G-6 oversees the branch’s $10 billion information technology investment portfolio, manages the enterprise IT architecture, establishes and enforces IT policies …

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