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Megan Scully

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Senator moves to help NASA quit funding canceled program

Money would be better spent on future space projects, Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson says.

News

EADS: Mistaken data release won't scuttle tanker contest

Contractor is giving Pentagon benefit of the doubt that an advertent release of sensitive information to its rival won't disrupt competition.

CIO Briefing

Navy signs $5.3 billion multiyear F/A-18 aircraft purchase deal

In a move the Pentagon estimates will save $600 million, the Navy on Tuesday signed a $5.3 billion multiyear contract with Boeing Co. to buy 124 F/A-18 aircraft between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2013.

CIO Briefing

General outlines growth plan for Cyber Command

Alexander called the 1,000-personnel goal per year an "initial benchmark."

CIO Briefing

Missile Defense Agency chief wants fewer sole-source contracts

As the Defense Department explores ways to trim spending from the Pentagon budget, the Missile Defense Agency is focusing more heavily on competition for multibillion-dollar contracts.

Cybersecurity

Subcommittees approve funds for Special Ops, cybersecurity

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IT Modernization

Navy official calls for rapid deployment of unmanned vessels

Systems would be deployed at sea for weeks or months.

CIO Briefing

Army to spend heavily on new aircraft

The Army's deputy chief of staff for operations today signaled that the service will continue to invest heavily in high-demand aircraft needed in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere.

CIO Briefing

Gates: Vehicles blaze new procurement trail

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Cybersecurity

Lockheed Martin chief sees cybersecurity, health IT in its future

Firm is looking to diversify during Obama administration.

CIO Briefing

Army readies draft of modernization plan

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CIO Briefing

House members to introduce their version of Defense procurement reform

The bill, which the Armed Services Committee is expected to mark up as soon as next week, follows a similar Senate bill sponsored by Sens. Carl Levin, D-Vt., and John McCain, R-Ariz.