Defense

  • Many people are still wondering what General Stanley McChrystal was thinking. \"He really in meeting with him didn\'t try to explain it, he just acknowledged that he had made a terrible decision,\" said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The Rolling Stone article that will leave a black mark on his career made Admiral Mike Mullen sick when he saw it. \"He is a friend, an extraordinary officer. He made a severe mistake and I think the actions that were taken were appropriate.\"

    July 01, 2010
  • Rob Carey is transitioning out of the CIO role and into more of an operational position where he will focus on cyber strategy and policy for all Navy networks.

    June 30, 2010
  • Lockheed Martin beefs up network security threats protection, Security glitch exposes WellPoint customer data

    June 30, 2010
  • Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

    June 30, 2010
  • Panetta concerned about cyberwarfare

    June 29, 2010
  • Ten days after the original announcement from officials, concerned families have started to get calls back.

    June 23, 2010
  • Will travel almost 4,000 miles in 50 days for the American Lung Association.

    June 18, 2010
  • CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano\'s assessment of SBINet\'s value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

    June 18, 2010
  • The Air Force plans to save millions of dollars by changing the rate plans for thousands of its cell phone accounts.

    June 16, 2010
  • He plans on taking a new position later this summer. Carey says after three years in the position, it\'s time to move on to new challenges.

    June 15, 2010
  • After Google hack, warnings pop up in SEC filings

    June 09, 2010
  • The Department of Health and Human Services is expected to soon provide an updated set of guidelines to the health care community, and to federal agencies, regarding the effort to put in place a uniform system of electronic medical health records nationwide. The Department of Veterans Affairs - which oversees one of the largest health care systems in the world - has been working to take the Department\'s VISTA health records management system into a new realm of upgraded open source software and hardware systems -- while meeting the mandate to become part of a nationwide electronic health records network. Similarly, Navy officials say they\'ve been helping the Defense Department sync up with Veterans Affairs, and eventually with the electronic records in the civilian world, with the promise of better patient care through shared medical data.

    June 07, 2010
  • The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has announced the deployment of a satellite that heralds the beginning of a new era of space-based nuclear explosion monitoring. On May 27th, the U.S. Air Force successfully launched the first I-I-F series of satellites, carrying improved nuclear detonation detection instruments built by Sandia National Labs and Los Alamos National Laboratory for the N-N-S-A. Principal Assistant Deputy Administrator Ken Baker says the deployment of the new instruments will significantly improve the agency\'s ability to detect atmospheric, or space-based, nuclear explosions and verify compliance with nuclear test ban treaties. The sensors are being integrated on to Air Force GPS satellites, thus the entire planet is monitored continuously for tell-tale signs of treaty violation.

    June 07, 2010
  • Read a new blog post from Navy CIO Rob Carey.

    June 04, 2010

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