Agency News: Department of Defense


DOD rescinds report length limit after outcry

Saying rule was 'misinterpeted,' DOD will no longer impose length limits on reports to Congress.

New rule limiting length of DOD reports to Congress draws fire

Hill Republicans are condemning a new Pentagon policy limiting its reports to Congress to 10 pages.

DARPA names new director

Dr. Arati Prabhakar arrives most recently from Silicon Valley, but is no stranger to Washington.

NSA director warns of cyber threats

Gen. Keith Alexander cites need for access to information to thwart attacks.

Cyber warfare: New battlefield, new rules

The old rules of war don’t apply in cyberspace, so the federal government is writing a new book for the new age of combat.

BRAC bleeding DOD by the billions

The 2005 round of base realignment has cost $14 billion more than planned, so far, according to the GAO.

DISA awards $578M contract to company with history of fraud

DISA's recent contract award to Red River includes services similar those the company was once fined for failing to provide, but a key executive involved in the charges is no longer with the firm.

White House, committee spar over acquisition workforce training funds

The Obama administration and a House committee are fighting over workforce development fund.

Pentagon taking snail mail into the digital era

DOD turns paper and ink into binary code for efficiency.

IT workarounds complicate DOD and VA health center effort

The DOD and VA are having difficulty meeting IT goals in a joint healthcare facility.

DOD to improve tracking of late-payment penalties

GAO found that DOD has processes for monitoring and reporting on late payments, but it has serious flaws.

Budget pressures, workforce woes and cyber threats converge

A shortage of skilled IT pros comes at a time when cybersecurity must compete for sparse funding.

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