Posts Tagged: Force

IJIS Institute Publishes Final Report from Procurement Innovation Task Force

Task force focused on the technology procurement process as it applies to the state and local government sector Ashburn, VA (January 7, 2014). The IJIS Institute—a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission-critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security—is pleased to announce the report entitled, Strategies for Procurement Innovation and Reform. The report,… Read more »

Air Force to Hold $2B Sensor Systems Competition

The U.S. Air Force is planning to launch a new potential seven-year, $2 billion sensor systems contract and make up to six awards, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes the Sustainment and Modification of Optical and Radar Sensors program has drawn interest from more than 400 Deltek users. Heath Studer, a Deltek analyst,… Read more »

Charles Davis: Air Force Pilots to Fly, Train Less Under Sequestration

The Air Force has had to reduce the amount of hours pilots have to train due to sequestration’s impacts on the branch’s fiscal year 2013 and 2014 budgets and future years, a combat aviation official told House lawmakers Wednesdsay. Lt. Gen. Charles Davis, the branch’s military deputy for the office of the assistant secretary for… Read more »

Using the Force and ArcGIS Data Mapping in the Golden Age of Data

This week Esri has been holding various events to teach, collaborate with and get feedback from government agencies. The hope is that through this collaboration, Esri can continue to create tools and platforms such as ArcGIS that can be used by government agencies to help groups of people and the nation as a whole. To… Read more »

Using the Force and ArcGIS Data Mapping in the Golden Age of Data

This week Esri has been holding various events to teach, collaborate with and get feedback from government agencies. The hope is that through this collaboration, Esri can continue to create tools and platforms such as ArcGIS that can be used by government agencies to help groups of people and the nation as a whole. To… Read more »

Military video adoption increasing

Here’s a great article about how military video adoption is increasing. It’s encouraging to see how Unified Communications, like VTC are enabling decision makers from each branch of the military to collaborate and communicate face-to-face and in real time, despite geographic locations. Read the full post at http://feduc.us/unified-communications/view-from-technet-land-forces-south-shows-military-video-adoption-increasing/

Protest Erupts After Koran Burning

Thousands of angry protesters gathered outside Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield recently, chanting “Death to America,” firing slingshots, and hurling firebombs at the NATO base in the wake of reports that soldiers had burned a copy of the Koran. The commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) acknowledged that personnel at the base had “improperly disposed… Read more »

“Use the Culture, Luke!” Why Organizational Culture is like the Force

Recently, there has been a good amount of discussion on GovLoop about culture in the government agencies. I am hopeful that we continue the discussion because I fervently believe that cultural change is the key to fully realizing openness in local, state, and Federal governments. Maybe 2012 will be the Year of Culture as we… 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 »

Air Force One: The Final Mission – SAM27000’s final journey

dpInk: DonnaInk Publications is happy to announce release of Air Force One: The Final Mission, by Co-Authors Joel Haskel Cohen and Michael Steven Cohen. Those of you who have been worked or played on Andrews Air Force Base over the years – have probably become as familiar with SAM27000 as we have. Seeing the Presidential… Read more »