Agency News: Department of Defense


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.

DOD urges relaxed satellite controls

Momentum for satellite export reform is stalled by the complex and technical nature of the issue.

DOD policy brings new mobility to civilian employees

New telework guidance focuses on non-military personnel.

Navy calls for industry help in data center consolidation

The Navy is looking for help and advice from the private sector as it continues to consolidate its data centers.

Agencies seek to shed antiquated acquisition model

DOD and the intelligence community use an acquisition process better suited to a bygone era, but efforts to move forward are gaining speed.

GAO sees progress in DOD contract inventory

Defense officials have fixed a few problems, but they aren't in the clear yet in gathering accurate data.

NAVAIR plans 4G cell service for amphibious group

The Naval Air Systems Command plans to leverage commercial cellular technology to test the broadband communications capability aboard three ships in 2013.

DOD struggles to limit contractors to appropriate jobs, GAO finds

The challenge of separating inherently governmental work from contractor-appropriate work bedevils DOD.

For wounded warriors, mobile apps can offer life-saving impact

New mobile apps help troops returning from combat deal with PTSD, find jobs, seek medical care -- and stay connected to buddies still in harm's way.

Cybersecurity reboot: Two game-changing ideas

Some say making IT systems a moving target to hackers and centralizing cybersecurity policy will turn around current flawed approaches.

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