With the United States out of Iraq and the U.S. military drawing down in Afghanistan, much is changing across the Defense Department. That includes one area of defense technology that came of age during the wars in Southwest Asia: unmanned aerial vehicles.
Posted on May 31, 2012 at 1:50 PM2 comments
The Army has once again resumed migrating accounts to its enterprise e-mail system as of March 19, after Congress ordered a suspension of operations in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, according to the Army deputy CIO.
“The Army [enterprise e-mail] report was delivered to Congress on Feb. 16, 2012. The Secretary of the Army certified that the Army's acquisition approach is in the best technical and financial interests of the Army, and provides for the maximum amount of competition possible,” Mike Krieger said in a post on the Army CIO blog. “The Army’s acquisition of DOD [enterprise e-mail] services is now a formal acquisition program.”
Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 1:34 PM1 comments
Growth in defense spending during the past decade of war spurred the expansion of industry to support wartime requirements, but as the Defense Department faces a drop in spending commensurate with the drawdown of military operations, the private sector must also expect to shrink.
Posted on Mar 07, 2012 at 7:52 AM3 comments
The U.S. may have pulled out of Iraq and be drawing down in Afghanistan, but deployed troops continue to face a mounting threat posed by improvised explosive devices.
An abundance of money, research, development and brain power have gone into finding ways to protect service members from IEDs, including in ways you might not immediately consider.
Posted on Feb 02, 2012 at 11:04 AM2 comments
After migration issues, Microsoft patching, adjustments to tactics, techniques and procedures and some serious hurdles in funding – all of which the Army says have been or will soon be fixed – will 2012 be the year Defense Department enterprise e-mail transcends the rhetoric and speaks for itself?
Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 1:41 PM2 comments
Army Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett officially stepped down as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency in a change-of-command ceremony held Jan. 11 at Ft. Meade, Md., where the agency is headquartered.
Taking over DISA’s reins is Air Force Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins.
Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:22 AM0 comments