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Panel explores potential bias against minority contractors

September 25, 2008 Researcher suggests updating and fine-tuning limits on the personal net worth of business owners participating in two federal programs.

Congressional panels blast oversight of Navy network project

September 25, 2008 Armed Services committees ask for regular updates on the acquisition strategy and schedule for the Next-Generation Enterprise Networks program.

Defense to re-engineer electronic health record system

September 24, 2008 After complaints that a $6 billion proprietary system is slow and unreliable, officials plan new architecture based on commercial software and open standards.

Defense health record database growing too big

September 24, 2008 Pentagon mulls breaking up rapidly expanding repository of military patient files among regional data centers.

New certification aims to improve security of computer applications

September 24, 2008 ISC2 to begin offering in 2009 training in the seven stages of software development and use to reduce vulnerabilities in software code.

Bush nominates Pollett for head of DISA

September 23, 2008 Congress unlikely to act on pick before its fall recess.

Army struggles to make FCS perform for Hill

September 22, 2008 The Army, which restructured its high-tech Future Combat System this summer, faces an August 2009 deadline to show Congress that it should continue funding ...

House panel probes failed Homeland Security contracts

September 17, 2008 Democrats say taxpayers footed a $15 billion bill for poorly managed acquisitions.

Panel says DHS should not oversee cybersecurity

September 16, 2008 Nonpartisan commission recommends White House take the lead on protecting federal computer networks.

Homeland Security to direct cybersecurity initiative

September 15, 2008 Defense and intelligence agencies will support the governmentwide effort.