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Otto Kreisher

CIO Briefing

United States has to look to others for help in space

Military must work with the commercial sector, other government agencies and other nations to acquire necessary security assets, officials say.

CIO Briefing

Military to field experimental helicopter defenses

The Pentagon is about to deploy an experimental system intended to help helicopters evade deadly small-arms fire.

News

Panel OKs Commerce, Justice and Science bill, takes no stand on moon missions

Legislation would provide the $19 billion that Obama requested for NASA, but would withhold funding on the manned space program.

Cybersecurity

NSA leader urges cybersecurity protocols

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Cybersecurity

Subcommittees approve funds for Special Ops, cybersecurity

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CIO Briefing

Marines cite mounting equipment needs

The Marine Corps' top officer today said that his service is falling further behind in the process of repairing or replacing equipment worn out or lost in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cybersecurity

House subcommittee moves bill to boost cybersecurity

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News

Commerce secretary questioned about census, satellites

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CIO Briefing

Pentagon cost overruns defy easy solutions

Overruns in the military's top 95 procurement programs have increased $295 billion since 2000, according to GAO.

IT Modernization

Panel bemoans transportation worker ID program delays

"DHS has a history of mismanaging large programs," House Homeland Security Committee chairman says; department pushes back program's effective date from Sept. 25 to April 15.

News

Panel gets static on how to develop first responder system

Some local jurisdictions worry nationwide communications network would interfere with their systems.

News

TSA gets cheers, jeers during Senate Commerce hearing

Committee members probe reasoning behind passenger fee increase to pay for additional baggage screening technology.

CIO Briefing

Panels cut FCS by $200M, back larger military pay raise

$166M cut from Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter as well in order to fund more pressing matters.

CIO Briefing

Industry says war has hurt military modernization efforts

Aerospace Industry Association cautions against making defense modernization accounts "a bill payer" for domestic programs.