Incoming

The House Armed Services Committee will consider how to increase DOD's acquisition work force, which is too small because Congress has reduced it too much.

DOD issues electronic-warfare doctrine

The Federation of American Scientists has posted a new publication issued by the Joint Chiefs of Staff covering joint-forces doctrine for electronic warfare.

Navy awards systems engineering contract to new joint venture

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center New Orleans has awarded a $330 million contract to a joint venture as a small business set-aside.

NSF TeraGrid to carry astronomy data

The National Science Foundation is partnering with the Cornell Theory Center to provide data from the Arecibo Observatory to the national astrophysical community via the NSF TeraGrid.

Clapper to be nominated for Defense intel post

The White House announced today that President Bush intends to nominate James Clapper Jr. to serve as undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Pentagon to contractors: Meet DOD InfoSec standards

The Defense Department wants to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to address training requirements that apply to contractor personnel who perform information assurance functions.

Cybersecurity

New York battles botnets by testing employees

<b>SPECIAL REPORT: The Next Steps for Security</b> | The Empire State has been pioneering an 'inoculation' program as a cornerstone of its anti-botnet strategy.

Cybersecurity

Defense domain, civilian awareness

<b>SPECIAL REPORT: The Next Steps for Security | </b> Elder, Garcia walk two sides of the cybersecurity beat.

Cybersecurity

Agencies feel botnets' light footprint

<b>SPECIAL REPORT: The Next Steps for Security | </b> DHS pilot helps agencies monitor network intrusions.

Cybersecurity

CISO leaving Commerce for GAO

Nancy DeFrancesco, the Commerce Department's Chief Information Security Officer, is leaving the department to return to the Government Accountability Office.

Seven programs to watch in 2007

Seven programs that will have a significant impact on the government IT landscape this year.

Seven policies to watch in 2007

Seven policies that will have a significant impact on the government IT landscape this year.

Seven people to watch in 2007

SPECIAL REPORT | Seven leaders who will have a significant impact on the government IT landscape this year.

Incoming

DOD envisions a new plan for governing military health system. Contract agency signs up for data management system.

DIA gets its servers in line

The Defense Intelligence Agency goes to server automation for its collection of networks to help meet the growing demand for data.

Cybersecurity

Navy wants encryption, better monitoring on wireless LANs

The Navy sets a wireless policy for hardware and services that requires authentication, encryption and support for PKI.

McConnell to replace Negroponte at ODNI

President Bush has confirmed that John Negroponte will leave his post at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to become deputy secretary to Condoleeza Rice.

Cybersecurity

DOE's Bodman fires Brooks as head of NNSA

After years of security lapses and system breaches at the National Nuclear Security Administration, Linton Brooks has been dismissed as administrator of NNSA.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Virtual recruiter on duty at Army Web site

'Sgt. Star' is prepared to answer prospective recruits' questions about joining the Army.

DOD announces new military health system governance plan

Deputy Defense secretary Gordon England approved a new conceptual framework for governance and management of the military health system on Nov. 27.

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