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  • Senate Confirms Leon Panetta as Next Secretary of Defense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Senate Confirms Leon Panetta as Next Secretary of Defense

    CIA Director Leon Panetta has been confirmed as the forthcoming secretary of defense, receiving a unanimous endorsement from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Panetta has been a front-runner to succeed Robert M. Gates since Gates announced plans to step down after 4.5 years of service in the position throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. “On […] More

  • 2011 Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients Announced - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    2011 Employer Support Freedom Award Recipients Announced

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Defense Department agency, has announced the 15 recipients of the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given by DoD that is bestowed upon employers who demonstrate outstanding support of their employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. A selection […] More

  • Pentagon Cyber Official: Cybersecurity Requires 'Whole of Government' Approach - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Cyber Official: Cybersecurity Requires 'Whole of Government' Approach

    In line with an agreement between the department secretaries last fall and the recently released International Strategy for Cyberspace, the Defense Department and Department of Homeland Security are sharing cybersecurity information, capabilities and expertise, a Pentagon official said. Robert J. Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, testified before the Senate Committee on […] More

  • DoD Names the Best of the Best in Information Management, Technology - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DoD Names the Best of the Best in Information Management, Technology

    Defense Department officials has named this year’s winners of the DoD Chief Information Officer awards at a Pentagon ceremony Thursday. CIOs are used to being in the spotlight when things go wrong, David Wennergren, assistant deputy chief management officer for the office of the deputy secretary of defense, told the audience. “But every day, good […] More

  • Teri Takai Named New DoD CIO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Teri Takai Named New DoD CIO

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced yesterday his appointment of Teri Takai as DoD chief information officer. Takai previously served as CIO for the state of California and was a past president of the National Association of State CIOs.  Named one of Government Technology’s Top 25 “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers,“ Takai will assume her […] More

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    DoD, DHS Team Up to Strengthen Cyber Defenses

    The Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security have teamed up in an effort to strengthen cybersecurity for military and civilian computer networks and systems. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates yesterday released a new memorandum of agreement on cybersecurity, which was created to coordinate and improve efforts […] More

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