Tag Archives: Defense Department

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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Pentagon Unveils Commercial Mobile Device Plan; Teri Takai Comments

The Defense Department has developed a plan aimed at providing the department’s nearly 600,000 mobile-device users secure classified and protected unclassified mobile platforms. Implementation of the plan will focus on devices, wireless infrastructure and applications that use commercial-off-the-shelf technology, the department said Tuesday. “This is not simply about embracing the …

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ExecutiveGov Keeps Watch On Pentagon Sequestration Prep

All federal agencies are eyeing a March 1 deadline, when automatic across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration are set to kick in. Barring a deal on Capitol Hill, nearly $85 billion will be cut from both defense and nondefense accounts for the remainder of fiscal year 2013. ExecutiveGov has kept …

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Danny Werfel: Sequestration Furlough Numbers Not Finalized

The White House is still working out the specifics on how many non-Defense Department civilian employees will be furloughed if automatic cuts under sequestration take effect Friday, Federal News Radio reports. Danny Werfel, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters during a conference call that OMB …

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Gene Dodaro: Sequestration Furloughs At GAO Not Needed

The Government Accountability Office will not need to furlough its employees to manage automatic cuts under sequestration scheduled to take effect March 1, the agency’s chief says in a memo obtained by the Washington Post. Josh Hicks writes Gene Dodaro, comptroller general, told employees in the Feb. 15 memo that …

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Panetta Notifies Congress Of Furlough Plans For Sequestration

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has formally notified Congress of the Pentagon’s plans to furlough its civilian employees in the event of sequestration cuts, Reuters reports. Most of the Defense Department‘s 800,000 civilian workers would go on unpaid leave for one day per week over 22 weeks between April and Sept. …

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