Posts Tagged: civilian

When Heroes Come Home

Each year, more than 200,000 military service members return from active duty tours abroad back to civilian life. These typically young individuals often have little workforce or educational experience outside of the military, rendering them unprepared to integrate into a civilian occupation after coming home. According to a RAND report, unemployment among young veterans in… Read more »

Federal CIO Panel Moves IBM SmartCloud Through FedRAMP

A panel of chief information officers from three federal agencies has given IBM a provisional authority to operate under the government-wide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for evaluating cloud computing products and services. CIOs from the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, as well as the General Services Administration, evaluated IBM’s SmartCloud for Government… Read more »

TechAmerica Unveils Six-Year Federal IT Spend Forecast

The TechAmerica Foundation forecasts federal agencies will spend $70 billion per year on known and unclassified information technology by fiscal year 2019, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. David Perera writes the findings are measured in constant dollars, with civilian IT spending projected to reach $38.3 billion for fiscal 2014 and $39 billion in constant dollars for… Read more »

James Clapper: National Security to Suffer During Shutdown

National Intelligence Director James Clapper told the Senate Judiciary Committee his fears of how the government shutdown could affect the intelligence community and national security, Reuters reported Wednesday. “The damage will be insidious, so each day that goes by the jeopardy increases,” he said. Clapper told the panel 70 percent of civilian intelligence workers are… Read more »

House Approves Bill to Stop Pentagon Civilian Furloughs

The House on Tuesday approved two amendments to the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill that would ban the Pentagon from furloughing civilian workers for that fiscal year, GovExec reports. Kellie Lunney writes one amendment applies to civilian defense workers placed on unpaid leave and the other amendment covers employees falling under working capital funds…. Read more »

Top 10 Books for Civilians Working with the Military

If you work in the defense industry or are looking to break into the defense business, a lack of military experience can be a major drawback. Fortunately, dozens of authors have come to your aid with books that can help you learn the ropes – and language – of your military colleagues. Read this article… Read more »

Future Defense, IT Budgets Are In Question

The House and Senate are loggerheads, to say the least, over the 2012 budget. One side wants to cut civilian agency spending and boost Defense. The other wants to do just the opposite. Either way, it will affect IT spending. Read the latest coming from the House Appropriations Committee, and what the likely outcome will… Read more »