Agency News: Department of Defense


Army defends progress in acquisition reform

Army officials say acquisition reform efforts are already yielding dividends, particularly in fielding networked capabilities.

Can DOD preserve science and technology as budget ax swings?

DOD officials are calling to prioritize science and technology funding to enable a more agile future force.

Next steps in situational awareness

The military is developing a number of interlocking technologies to deliver anytime, anywhere awareness of facts on the ground.

IG: DOD errs in verifying small businesses' status

More than 30 contracts that should have gone to companies owned by service-disabled veterans might not have, IG finds.

Internet outage strikes at Pentagon, other facilities

'Technical issues' tripped up Internet access at the Pentagon and other DISA facilities on March 1.

Bill would stifle contractors' responses to past-performance reviews

Proposed legislation would forbid companies from challenging assessments or even correcting errors, critics say.

VA cancels joint platform contract due to alleged conflict of interest: Report

The Veterans Affairs Department has abruptly canceled a major contract that was hailed as a key development for the joint common health record platform with the Defense Department.

Facebook enlists U.S. military for new Pages format debut

The Facebook Pages format got a splashy introduction with the help of U.S. military services--with the exception of one Page that took on some water.

How OMB's guidance fails to prevent duplication at federal agencies

Efforts to prevent the proliferation of overlapping programs have fallen short.

Army lays out future IT planning

Under a new strategic framework, the Army IT Agency consolidating more Pentagon IT -- and pursuing leading-edge technologies for the future.

Audit: Agencies still wasting billions with overlapping programs

GAO highlighted similar problems last year, and continues to find new examples.

Air Force planning makes major shift in cyber era

The push for cyber superiority is reshaping the Air Force's approaches to planning, spending and training, says the Air Force CIO.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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