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Dawn S. Onley

DOD taps IBM to plan financial architecture

The Defense Department has hired IBM Corp. to develop a DOD-wide financial enterprise architecture.

Vendors oppose DOD plan to bar aliens in IT jobs

The head of the Information Technology Association of America wants the Defense Department to reconsider a proposal that would bar foreign nationals from some sensitive IT jobs.

Army revises threshold for services buys

The Army last month eased new restrictions on services contracts.

DOD budget: 'down payment' in war on terror

President Bush this month signed into law the $317 billion Defense Department fiscal 2002 appropriations bill.

Judge tosses thrift board's AMS lawsuit

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board against American Management Systems Inc.

NMCI sets its Phasers to print worldwide

Xerox Corp. received a five-year contract valued at $50 million to provide network printers for the $6.9 billion Navy-Marine Corps Intranet.

Navy site posts Web warnings

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is using the Internet to inform Navy employees about the risks the Web poses to their children.

Telework gets boost at DOD

Defense Department has signed off on a policy that will allow up to 25 percent of eligible employees to work from home or an approved alternative work site as part of the federal Interagency Telework/Telecommuting plan.

Military traffic command picks financial suite

The Military Traffic Management Command will replace its 1970s proprietary financial system with an Oracle Corp. application.

Army plans to centralize IT management

The Army intends to centralize systems management at about two dozen major commands under the service's chief information officer, to designate a single authority to manage information dissemination and to set up accounts for all Army personnel on the agency's enterprise portal'all by Oct. 1.

DISA sets up labs to road test new Unix apps

The Defense Information Systems Agency's Western Hemisphere field organization has established laboratories for its users to sample Unix applications before putting them into production.

AF nabs fugitive airman for theft, sale of IT gear

A senior airman who eluded Air Force authorities for 17 months was arrested last month in Luxembourg on charges that he stole more than $110,000 in computer equipment from the service.