Agency News: Department of Defense


DOD components could lose funding over service contract inventories

The Armed Services Committee is ready to put some teeth into its longstanding efforts to speed DOD service contract inventory efforts along.

Defense Authorization begins its long journey through the House

House defense bill asks for $3 billion more than the Obama administration's plan.

Defense bill would boost small business contracting goal

DOD lacks a culture geared toward fostering small business participation, lawmakers believe, but a new bill would attempt to change that.

Senators to DOD: Use more of your own employees

Lawmakers urge DOD to avoid placing caps on department employees that contractors don't have to also abide by.

Congressman plans cyber workforce development efforts

Rep. Jim Langevin is looking to catalyze better cyber training and expertise at the federal, state and local levels.

Choosing a mobile development strategy for your agency

Here are some of the pros and cons of native vs. Web-based apps.

DOD moves to change rules for buying commercial products

DOD has proposed changes to acquisition rules that may drastically impact the federal marketplace.

VA resumes reverse auctions, but questions linger

Updated guidelines on reverse auctions require contracting officers to show how they benefit the agency's bottom line.

Cloud could squeeze even more savings, says survey

New estimates indicate agencies could save significantly more with cloud computing than they already are.

DOD puts its acquisition procedures under a microscope

DOD is taking a multi-faceted approach to overhauling the way it buys goods and services in the face of dwindling funds.

VA takes next steps on digital health record system

The Veterans Affairs Department has awarded a new contract for development of a joint platform for an electronic health record system with the Defense Department.

DOD to expand public-private cybersecurity project

The Defense Department is set to broaden a pilot program from 37 participants to 200, according to the DOD CIO.