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Mullen: Odierno ‘Right Leader’ for JFCOM

In a ceremony marking Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno’s assumption of command of the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the new leader who will lead JFCOM into its uncertain future. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

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DHS Seeks Collaboration in IT

The Department of Homeland Security wants to increase collaboration on its IT projects, said DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires, continuing an ongoing theme of agency coordination Speaking before the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council, Spires said this new approach, known as enterprise governance, would bring together those who …

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DoD Picks CIO with Reformer Reputation

The Defense Department announced a new pick for chief information officer to lead DoD in a new direction following months of IT reorganization. Teri Takai, who previously served as the CIO of California, was originally nominated for her post in March. However, in September, her nomination was withdrawn because of …

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Carey’s New Role at DoD

Navy Chief Information Officer Robert Carey announced he will replace David Wennergren as the Defense Department’s deputy CIO and deputy assistant secretary of defense for information management, Washington Technology reports. The website reports Carey will assume his new position starting Monday, Oct. 25. As CIO of the Navy, Carey oversaw efforts to use …

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DoD’s ‘Hybrid’ Cyber Policy

A top Defense Department official for cyber policy emphasized the need for collaboration across federal agencies and “hybrid models” to deal with cybersecurity. “For the past 14 months, we have been trying to continue to grow [U.S.] Cyber Command and its capabilities, at the same time looking at strategy and …

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Gates Talks NATO Changes

When NATO meets next month in Lisbon, Portugal, members will consider the strategic concept of the organization itself, with an eye to making the alliance, born out of the security needs of the Cold War following World War II, more efficient for the 21st century. The last time the strategic …

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Bilingual? The Feds Want YOU

Many federal agencies are lacking workers with foreign-language skills, and those workers with linguistic talents are suddenly finding themselves in demand, Government Executive reports. Director of the Government Accountability Office’s homeland security and justice division David Maurer told a Senate subcommittee in July the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland …

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DoD Seeks Drawdown on Oil Consumption

The Defense Department has its eye set on reducing the armed forces’ reliance on fossil fuels both as a matter of national security and a way to save money, according to one of the Pentagon’s top energy specialists. Sharon Burke, director of DoD’s operational energy plans and programs, said reducing …

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Cyberspace: The Final Frontier?

The wars of the 20th century were fought on nearly all fronts: land, sea, air and, even in the era of high-tech satellites, space. But the Defense Department is now adding another frontier to the battlefield – cyberspace. “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our war-fighting …

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