Defense

  • Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer for the Army Contracting Command, explains how tenets of the 25-point plan from the Office of Management and Budget have helped boost performance at ACC.

    January 17, 2011
  • The $4.6 billion contract is expected to be awarded to a single vendor, who will be responsible for the operations of DoD\'s Global Information Grid for at least three years.

    January 17, 2011
  • Gen. Ray Odierno, the current commander of Joint Forces Command, said the organization will likely cease to exist within the next year. He will finish an implementation plan to shut the command down and transfer its remaining functions within the next 45 days.

    January 17, 2011
  • The Navy is moving ahead with its technology consolidation initiative by putting an end to spending money on new servers, server upgrades and data centers. Under a new directive, any spending for servers or data…

    January 17, 2011
  • January 25th, 2010 at 12:30 PM Workers, Citizens, and Customers need easy access to their tools and teams to make quicker, higher quality decisions. They require a high level of responsiveness, agility, and data in a format they can use, i.e. Efficient, Mobile Information Transfer Panelists will examine how we provide instant worker status, state, and preferences before you make that first contact - saving up to 1/3rd of your time. How do you help workers connect the right way the first time to speed decision making and elevate efficiency and productivity ; If you\'re the implementer, how do you implement presence-based mobility strategies while balancing today\'s communications innovation and productivity?

    January 17, 2011
  • Obama administration is going to shut down problematic \"virtual fence\" designed to guard parts of the U.S. border with Mexico. The project, being run by Boeing Co involving video cameras, radar, sensors and other technologies was supposed to catch smugglers trying to cross the porous border. Bennie Thompson, the senior Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee said, \"The SBInet program has been a grave and expensive disappointment since its inception.\"

    January 17, 2011
  • The Ivory coast is in serious turmoil. Forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo began attacking and burning U.N. vehicles in yesterday as tensions rise between Gbagbo and those who say he lost the election to Alassane Ouattra. The United Nations says Ouattara won the vote, but Gbagbo, who came to power in 2000, has rejected the U.N.-certified tally. There are reports of atrocities. A U.N. human rights officials says there are reports of mass graves around the capital of Abidjan.

    January 17, 2011
  • The U.S military is playing a significant role in the treatment of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Dr. James Eklund, a retired Army Colonel who served in Iraq, one the most experienced with penetrating trauma in the U.S. Col. Geoffrey Ling, currently on active duty and acting chair of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, were sent the Tucson to help out. They have developed extraordinary expertise in treating some the most difficult and delicate trauma cases.

    January 17, 2011
  • The Army is struggling to find about 35,000 soldiers, most of them veterans now, who are owed bonuses because they were forced to remain in the military beyond their normal enlistment.

    January 17, 2011
  • The Navy\'s top IT official ordered the entire service not to spend any money for new or upgraded servers and data centers. This comes as the service prepares to release its enterprise data center consolidation strategy in March.

    January 14, 2011
  • The Naval Academy\'s Andrew Phillips explains the shift in the 166-year-old institution\'s curriculum.

    January 14, 2011
  • About 80 percent of the Corps\' tactical vehicle budget would have gone to the costly program.

    January 14, 2011
  • This piece from Wired’s Danger Room blog piqued my interest on how the military is using alternative energy sources, and the logistics and acquisition challenges involved in getting those sources deployed: Helmand Province in Afghanistan…

    January 14, 2011
  • Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

    January 14, 2011