Army plans to audit software assets

An Army National Guard study that examined how frequently three software products were used in 21 states found that the majority of Guard users had never used the products.

DOD ends think-tank effort

Office of Force Transformation's work to move across the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Army awards $5 billion satellite systems contract

The Army has awarded its five-year, $5 billion Worldwide Satellite Systems contract to six vendors.

Lt. Gen. Charles Croom | Crisis gave urgency to COOP plans

<font color="CC0000">9/11 Personal Views'</font>Since 9/11, Lt. Gen. Charles Croom has focused on emergency communications for senior leadership, continuity-of-operations plans, bringing more command and control capabilities to the Northern Command, and information-sharing between the major combatant commanders.

John Grimes | Barriers to info sharing remain

Interview with Defense Department CIO John Grimes.

Cybersecurity

John Garing | Assured computing is DOD's insurance policy

<font color="CC0000">9/11 Personal Views'</font>Protecting DOD's networks is a lot like purchasing an insurance policy'you often don't see the benefits until you need them.

Army names six vendors for satellite contract

The Army has awarded its five-year, $5 billion Worldwide Satellite Systems contract to six vendors.

DOD Office of Transformation to shutter

Mission areas of OFT will be spread across the Defense Department.

DISA wants additional collaboration tools

The director of the Defense Information Systems Agency would like to see a request for quotations for a second collaboration services software tool hit the streets in 60 days.

Brown named as Joint Chiefs' C4 director

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Brown is first woman to direct command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Cybersecurity

For the military, networks are a critical line of defense

Intrusions aimed at stealing data put net-centricity at risk, officials say.

The trouble with JTRS

The Joint Tactical Radio System has become an easy target for members of Congress, said John Grimes, Defense CIO.

Army audits software assets

An Army National Guard study that examined how frequently three software products were used in 21 states found that the majority of Guard users had never actually used the products.

Jockeying for wireless spectrum

Dwindling radio-frequency spectrum remains a major issue plaguing senior Defense leaders.

Army releases RFP for ITES-Hardware contracts

The Army released a request for proposals late yesterday for its $5 billion, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-Hardware contracts.

Untangling the chain of information

The process to get accurate data into warfighters' hands gets muddled when commanders confuse the chain of command bureaucracy with the chain of information, according to Marine Gen. James Cartwright.

Cybersecurity

Network intrusions put net-centricity 'at risk'

Army officials believe that more than 60 serious hits on networks at 15 bases over the last 10 months were aimed at stealing military information.

Brown is new Joint Chiefs' C4 director

Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Brown yesterday became the first woman to direct command, control, communications and computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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