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Gates: DoD CIO Duties Not being Transferred to Cyber Command

Gates: DoD CIO Duties Not being Transferred to Cyber Command

A new memo from the Defense Department says the responsibilities of DoD chief information officer won’t be transferred to Cyber Command. Posted online July 5, the undated memo is signed… Read more »

Security Shuffle Starts Week

Security Shuffle Starts Week

The beltway was hopping this week with major moves and mergers. Across our media properties, we tracked news at the FBI, a changing of the guard at DoD and the… Read more »

CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War

CACI's Dr. Jack London on WikiLeaks, the Insider Threat and Defining Cyber War

In the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures that tarnished American diplomatic relations and highlighted the issue of the insider threat, many wondered whether leaks can ever be stopped. CACI International… Read more »

Post-Iraq: What’s Next for Defense Contracting?

Post-Iraq: What’s Next for Defense Contracting?

On Sept. 1, President Barack Obama announced the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq and declared it was time for America to “turn the page.” While a 50,000-strong force… Read more »

Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun

Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun

The Obama administration’s design to cut down “wasteful” spending is lurching toward reality. In a bid to curb wasteful spending, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Ashton Carter is making good… Read more »

The Future of America’s Armed Forces

The Future of America’s Armed Forces

At CNAS’ 2010 conference: Shaping the Agenda, military and policy leaders shared their views on how America’s armed forces will need to evolve to meet the changing needs of an… Read more »

Robert Gates Wholeheartedly Backs Clapper for DNI

Robert Gates Wholeheartedly Backs Clapper for DNI

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates “winced with pain” when he heard President Obama was planning to nominate Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence James Clapper to the vacant DNI position. He… Read more »

Mullen Wants Better Relationship with China

Mullen Wants Better Relationship with China

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has made it clear he stands in agreement with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that China’s military is standing… Read more »

Robert Gates Shares Thoughts on Variety of Key Issues

Robert Gates Shares Thoughts on Variety of Key Issues

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates sat down with John King of CNN to discuss his thoughts on a number of crucial areas of national interest including Pakistan, Iraq, “Don’t Ask,… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 12, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – May 12, 2010

Maryland got funds for Health IT adoption. Defense Secretary Robert Gates met with Afghan officials to discuss cooperation in the Afghan theater. The federal government plans to reform its hiring… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 9, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 9, 2010

The new healthcare law is attracting scammers, according to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Northrop Grumman and Boeing won Navy deals. Walt Havenstein commented on SAIC’s major donation to the U.S…. Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – April 8, 2010

Learn how to track a hacker. Jeff Zients mandated upgrades for USASpending.gov. Robert Gates called for funding for special operations. FCC’s General Counsel commented on the Comcast Corp. v. FCC… Read more »

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 22, 2010

Daily Government Contracting Recap – March 22, 2010

The senate’s healthcare reform bill passed the House of Representatives yesterday. SAIC won a deal with the U.S. Transportation Command. QinetiQ NA named Jeffrey Beck CFO of its Technology Solutions… Read more »

GAO: DoD Needs to Improve Contractor Support or Risk Force Effectiveness

GAO: DoD Needs to Improve Contractor Support or Risk Force Effectiveness

As of December ’09, DoD estimates that over 207,000 contractor personnel are directly supporting operations in the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters, and DoD expects to increase the number of contractors… Read more »

Robert Gates: Air Force Tanker RFP Was “Fair,” “We Kind of Let [Public/Private Partnerships] Get Out of Control”

Robert Gates: Air Force Tanker RFP Was “Fair,” “We Kind of Let [Public/Private Partnerships] Get Out of Control”

During a town-hall style meeting with Air Force servicemen yesterday, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates commented on the recently-updated RFP for the Air Force’s next-generation refueling tanker, saying that the… Read more »

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