Agency News: Department of Defense


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.

Army had a specific audience in mind when it joined trendy Pinterest network

The Army recently began outreach efforts on Pinterest for a specific reason, according to the Atlantic Wire news service.

Army enterprise e-mail brings new transparency

Enterprise e-mail may be temporarily paused, but it still offers financial clarity and is pushing defense IT innovation, the deputy Army CIO said.

DOD seeks help incorporating tech trends into strategy

DOD is looking to industry, other agencies to insert cutting-edge technology into long-standing doctrine.

DOD restructures oversight of department-wide IT

The Defense Department is revamping governance of its IT systems, starting with a refresher for the DOD CIO executive board.

GAO finds overlaps in IT investments within DOE and DOD

CIOs dispute some of the GAO's conclusions during a House hearing.

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