A security breach at the Y-12 National Security Complex could have been prevented if security weaknesses found in 2008 had been fixed and maintained, said Glenn Podonsky, chief health, safety and security officer at the Energy Department. Podonsky spoke at a Sept. 12 House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing about the July incident where three people including an 82-year-old nun infiltrated the Y-12 grounds in Tennessee.
The new enterprise resource planning systems the Defense Department is relying on to achieve clean audits in many cases are more difficult for users than legacy systems, said Elizabeth McGrath, the DoD deputy chief management officer, before a Sept. 14 House panel. The military departments face a fiscal 2014 deadline to achieve an auditable statement of budgetary resources financial statement and a fiscal 2017 deadline to achieve full audit readiness.
In the face of proposed cuts to their budgets, the chiefs of Southern and Northern commands made a case March 6 to preserve certain funds, particularly in the struggle against transnational organized
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will increasingly fund research on offensive cyber capabilities, a top DARPA official told a Feb. 29 House panel. Cyber research has consumed an
Requirements by the departments of Defense and Energy that federally-funded research be conducted by U.S. citizens creates an unnecessary barrier to development, said Jacques Gansler, a former
Air Force deployment of a key enterprise resource planning system has lagged behind schedule, a service official acknowledged Oct. 27 before a House Armed Services Committee panel hearing. The...
Tests have shown that a proposed commercial broadband wireless service, known as LightSquared, effectively jams the GPS receivers that many military, aircraft and agricultural technologies depend
When the Marine Corps tried auditing its statement of budgetary resource, it found that its information technology system wasn't the main obstacle toward getting a clean opinion, said Robert Hale,
Doubling the relatively modest federal investment in quantum computing would likely result in substantially greater progress, former secretary of the Air Force and current academic Hans Mark told a
The Defense Department's civilian workforce plans are lacking, particularly with the acquisition workforce, finds a Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) presented July 14 to the House Armed