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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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DISA Seeks Upgrade on Supercomputer Network

While other agencies are looking to shutter federal data centers, the Defense Department is rolling out an ambitious project designed to link researchers with DoD supercomputer centers. The Defense Information Systems Agency submitted a formal request for proposal for its Defense Research and Engineering Network III, seeking companies to help …

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Gates Feeling Acrimonious about Acronyms? DoD Limits Alphabet Soup

The Defense Department’s executive secretary issued a memo this week instructing DoD officials to refrain from using acronyms in written correspondence with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, according to a report on Federal News Radio. According to the memo, sent by Michael Bruhn Nov. 30, which was first reported on …

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WikiLeaks’ Aftermath: Big Chill on Information Sharing?

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ latest disclosures – the potential publication of more than 250,000 secret State Department diplomatic cables, Obama administration officials are vowing it won’t happen again. But, the thought of a post-WikiLeaks clampdown has some observers predicting a possible chill for information sharing in the federal government. …

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