Security is the lifeblood of Defense Department operations, and the department is making strides to improve connectivity and to keep pace with technology. But can such a far-reaching organization relax its protocol even slightly and still trust that rules will be followed? Will the people involved buy in to the new culture and make it work? Tell us your thoughts, give us your suggestions.
Ernest Reith, deputy director of the InnoVision department, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has been named to joint duty status as associate executive assistant director of the FBI's Science and Technology Branch, Washington, D.C.
It happens to everyone. You carefully devise a password that only you can understand or remember, complete with random strings, mixed capitals and a smattering of numerals and special characters. But the catch is that you have a different version for every single site you log into. And with more and more sites asking you to log in, that's more and more passwords.
Rear Adm. Carol M. Pottenger, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assignment as deputy chief of staff for capability development, Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, Virginia.
General Dynamics Information Technology's VIPS business unit has been awarded a contract with an initial value of $16 million and a maximum value of $84 million to support the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The company will support CMS' Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) program by providing managed services support with both information technology and operational components. RDS operations include application processing, electronic data interchange support, payment and overpayment processing and appeals processing.