Tag Archives: Defense Department

Defense CIO Takai Discusses Mobility, Supply Chain Approach in CGI Journal

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai wants to use multiple approaches to handle mobile device usage in the Pentagon, she told the “Leadership” executive journal. “Leadership” is published quarterly by CGI‘s collaborative government initiative. The Pentagon hosts a highly mobile workforce in a time of mobile device proliferation and …

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EPA, Pentagon Partnering to Develop Energy Efficient Bases

The Defense Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are partnering to develop technologies that would create sustainable U.S. military bases, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Dorothy Robyn, deputy defense undersecretary for installations and environment, and Paul Anastas, EPA assistant administrator, signed the memorandum of understanding to establish the partnership. Scientists and …

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Panetta Says Afghanistan Tops NATO Conference Agenda

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday a primary focus of NATO‘s defense ministers conference this week will be how to fund Afghanistan’s police and army forces. Panetta said in a press conference the ministers will also discuss a timeline to withdraw NATO troops from Afghanistan, according to AFPS. The group …

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Pentagon Awards Energy Efficiency Research Funds

The Defense Department has awarded six teams $18 million in funds to develop and implement energy savings technologies, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The Pentagon said the technologies are intended to reduce energy demand and the programs coincides with the military’s new strategy for a leaner, more agile combat force. In …

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Pentagon Proposes Analytics Tool for Awarding Performance-Based Contracts

The Defense Department is proposing a new rule requiring contracting officers to use an analytics tool when awarding performance-based contracts, according to Monday‘s edition of the Federal Register. The tool is a cash-flow model for evaluating alternative financing arrangements. Contracting officers would use the tool when considering performance-based payments on …

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Pentagon Deputy CIO Says IT Budget Looks Safe

The Defense Department does not expect major cuts in the area of information technology, the Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Information Officer Robert Carey told Federal Times. The Pentagon currently operates with a $38.5 billion IT budget. The Pentagon is looking to trim around $40 billion from its overall budget in 2013 in …

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Private Sector Board Calls for More Power to Defense CIO

The Defense Business Board believes Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai should have more authority over military and Pentagon agency CIOs, according to Federal Times. The board, consisting of private sector executives, recommended Takai have more authority to enforce policies for data center consolidation and cloud computing, according to the …

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Pentagon Handing Cyber Defense Program to DHS

The Department of Homeland Security is now poised to lead a Pentagon cyber defense project, according to a DHS privacy notice issued Friday. The pilot program was launched to test the effects of sharing classified information with defense contractors and their communications providers. Through the pilot, National Security Agency data …

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DISA Director Retires, Passes Position to Air Force Gen. Hawkins

Army Lt. Gen. Carroll F. Pollett has retired as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency. Pollett transferred directorship to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie D. Hawkins, Jr., during a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters complex, DISA announced Wednesday. Pollett wast appointed to his position at DISA in 2008. He …

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Pentagon’s New Strategy Shifts Focus to Asia, Reduces Forces

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and President Obama called for a shift in U.S. military strategy from Europe to the Asia-Pacific region during a Thursday briefing. Earlier this week, reports indicated that the plan would include reducing the standing forces and refocusing them to different areas. According to a Reuters report, this differs …

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