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DoD Holds Environmental Stewardship Awards

The annual Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony highlighted the federal government’s commitment to its environmental stewardship during an event held at the Pentagon. The nine recipients that received awards were honored for their creation of key sustainability projects. These projects included decreasing the use of pesticides and finding alternative measures; identifying …

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Task Force to Speed IT Procurement within DoD

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III yesterday announced plans to expedite procurement of information systems in the department, starting with the establishment of a task force that will focus on speeding up the IT acquisition process during the U.S. Strategic Command Cyberspace Symposium. The task force will have experts …

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Army Launches Acquisition Review

The Department of the Army announced yesterday it is launching a detailed, comprehensive 120-day study of its acquisition organizations, policies, workforce and processes, including how it acquires and handles equipment. Commissioned by Secretary of the Army John McHugh, the study is going to look at the full range of acquisition …

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Wennergren Addresses Net Generation Mindset

The Department of Defense recently released the Net Generation guide, which will address the increasing need for federal agencies to adapt to the new tech-savvy generation. There will be a wave of retirements happening over the next few years, and the Net Generation is beginning to replace the Baby Boomers …

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DoD to Implement New Suspicious-Activity Reporting System

The Department of Defense has announced it will use the FBI-owned and maintained eGuardian suspicious-activity reporting system to ensure access to appropriate law enforcement-related threat information in support of the department’s missions. The announcement follows two years of analysis and a six-month pilot program designed to find the best replacement …

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Cybersecurity Adoption Poses Problems for Government, Says DoD Official

Adopting cybersecurity measures presents significant challenges for the Department of Defense, the government and for critical infrastructure, a senior DoD official said Tuesday. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller said the issue of cybersecurity has the attention of all defense leaders, and progress is being …

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Pentagon Unveils New Widget to Spread the News

The Pentagon Channel has unveiled its latest new-media tool, which allows users to receive the latest DoD podcasts on their own website or social-networking pages by cutting and pasting a short line of code. The new widget features nine different podcasts, ranging from “This Week in the Pentagon” to audio …

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DOD Addresses Approach to Iran

The day after the Nuclear Security Summit convened, the U.S. Department of Defense addressed the approach on Iran and its measures for upholding national security. Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy, said the administration has declared Iran’s threat to the U.S. national safety a top priority. She outlined the …

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