Agency News: Department of Defense


Terry Halvorsen

How the Pentagon can help federal buying power

The Defense Department’s plan to stand up IT for a background check bureau could be a model for civilian-DOD cooperation.

Naval Research Laboratory

Naval Research Lab seeks cyber help via GSA

The Naval Research Lab will use a General Services Administration contract vehicle to acquire cybersecurity services rather than conduct its own procurement.

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How FITARA helps federal CIOs straddle IT and finance roles

Being an effective CIO means mastering multiple disciplines. Four CIOs new to their posts explain the demands of the role, and how new rules strengthen the CIO's hand in federal organizations.

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DISA announces cloud progress, contract action

New framework in place to govern agency's mission as DOD's cloud broker.

Chuck Hagel

At Hagel hearing, hints on budgets and cybersecurity

Senators focus on Iran and Israel, but defense nominee also addresses matters at home.

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Navy delays NGEN award

Officials cite complexity of requirements, not budget or sequestration concerns.

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What does DOD's Microsoft deal mean for federal IT?

Three-year, $617 million agreement goes beyond bulk purchasing, Pentagon officials say.

Michael Basla AF CIO

Air Force leaders tout cyber capabilities

Cyber warfare isn't a new domain anymore, but it still takes time to prepare for it, top Air Force officials said.

More setbacks for DOD financial management reform?

Unauthorized changes, data inconsistencies could put audit-ready goal at risk.

John Gingrich, VA

Agencies take action as GAO knocks strategic sourcing effort

After an audit found that agencies have made very little use of strategic sourcing, DOD and other agencies point to some reforms, pledge to make more.

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

Agile development faces entrenched resistance

Policies and guidance help move agile development along, but agencies are struggling with challenges rooted in cultural issues.

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