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Dawn S. Onley

DOD still struggling with radio-frequency spectrum use

More than a decade after a study examined DOD's use of radio-frequency spectrum, the agency still struggles with how to manage the finite resource.

DOD undersecretary Cambone to resign

The Defense Department's first undersecretary of intelligence, Stephen A. Cambone, has announced he plans to resign at the end of the month.

Fisher is acting BTA director

The Defense Department's Business Transformation Agency has named David Fisher as its acting director.

Rumsfeld steps down as DOD secretary

After six tumultuous years as Defense Department secretary Donald Rumsfeld is stepping down.

DISA taps ITT for Joint Spectrum Center support

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a contract to ITT Corp. to support its Joint Spectrum Center.

David Warner | Next-generation command and control

Air Force Brig. Gen. David Warner has an answer for the 90-plus legacy interfaces that currently tie into the joint battlefield C2 system under his control: service-oriented architecture.

GAO sustains protests of Army ITES-2S contract

The Army may have to go back to the drawing board on its $20 billion IT Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Navy halts Web site and portal investments

Before the Navy brings its IT infrastructure into the Defense Knowledge Online portal, service officials have to get a better handle on Navy Web site and portal investments.

DISA awards deals for bandwidth boost

After numerous extensions, the Defense Information Systems Agency today awarded three contracts, worth up to $3 billion, to boost bandwidth on its Defense Information Systems Network.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Navy puts moratorium on Web

The Navy has issued a moratorium on the creation of Web sites and portals, and upgrading existing ones, in order to cut costs, eliminate duplication and migrate to the Defense Knowledge Online portal.

Cybersecurity

Man to do time for hacking into Army's computers

A Kansas man has received five years in federal prison for hacking into Army computers to steal credit card numbers and account information.

GAO: Army should take action on ITES-2S awards

The Government Accountability Office has sided with five protesters who lodged complaints when the Army awarded its Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services contracts.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DISA, on demand

The agency has awarded five contracts under its Server SPE program that will bring scalable, on-demand processing capabilities to DISA's computing service data centers.

BTA moves fast on online voting

DOD unveils absentee ballot request system in three weeks.

Army gets OK to transfer Oracle licenses

Oracle Corp. has granted the Army permission to transfer Oracle product technology licenses across the service at no additional cost.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD: AHLTA on schedule for full deployment

The Defense Department's Web-based, health information system is on track and will be fully deployed by the end of the year, officials said.

DOD's BEA doesn't rock the boat

Officials try to temper the complexities of implementation.

DOD unveils latest enterprise transition plan

The Defense Department has unveiled to Congress Version 4.0 of its business enterprise architecture and its latest enterprise transition plan, which adds the Military Health System and a business framework that sets common business improvement areas to help tie together systems initiatives across the department.

$447b Defense budget OK'd

A Senate and House appropriations conference committee has approved a $447 billion Defense budget, including $70 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

DOD, GAO spar over travel booking system

When fully deployed, the Defense Department estimates that its travel booking system will save $56 million each year in net savings. The Government Accountability Office, however, calls that figure 'highly questionable.'