Christine Fox, DOD's former director of cost assessment and program evaluation (and a real-life inspiration for "Top Gun"), will temporarily replace Ashton Carter.
NARA's goal is to simplify the process for transferring agency records to the archive.
Any solution in this "very complicated field" will have to reach beyond the Defense Department.
NASA officials said their failure to comply with the PortfolioStat directive does not translate to a lack of oversight.
Tighter budgets are forcing leaders to find creative ways to upgrade their technology.
$678 million in 2013 savings were realized by consolidating purchases and leveraging federal buying power, the program's manager says.
Scientists face numerous challenges in testing the D-Wave Two’s capabilities, beginning with mapping problems to quantum models.
The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
The General Services Administration says a new blanket purchase agreement could save the agencies 15-20 percent annually on commercial software.
Confirmation by the full Senate is expected, but could be slowed by procedural moves aimed at getting more information about the administration's border security plans.
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