Defense


VA and DOD pick common medical vocabulary for electronic records

THe Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are adopting a common vocabulary and structured data system for medical terms for their upcoming joint digital record system.

Obama could veto defense authorization

The National Defense Authorization Act contains a number of troubling provisions, including an increased top-line budget, constraints on defense strategies, and a limited ability to cut resources where officials see fit, according to the administration.

DOD's proposed acquisition rule changes faltering in Congress

Congress rejected DOD's proposed changes to FAR language, but changes to commercial of-a-type acquisition aren't completely off the table yet.

With NGEN, Navy prepares for move to the future

The Navy's long-awaited NGEN solicitation has been released, marking an official step forward for the service.

DOD discovers IT consolidation best practices

DOD's IT Enterprise Strategy and Roadmap is designed to streamline defense IT, but insiders wonder if major budget cuts could derail it.

By the numbers: Defense IT spending

To understand the enormous scope of the Defense Department's enterprise IT strategy, one need only look at the numbers involved, which are big enough to form a tempting target for budget cutters.

Can DOD handle its business?

DOD has long been troubled by poor financial management, but 2012 could be the year it turns itself around.

Navy releases $10B NGEN RFP

Let the competition begin as the Navy finally releases NGEN request for proposals and two teams square off to win the lucrative contract.

DOD components could lose funding over service contract inventories

The Armed Services Committee is ready to put some teeth into its longstanding efforts to speed DOD service contract inventory efforts along.

Defense Authorization begins its long journey through the House

House defense bill asks for $3 billion more than the Obama administration's plan.

Defense bill would boost small business contracting goal

DOD lacks a culture geared toward fostering small business participation, lawmakers believe, but a new bill would attempt to change that.

Senators to DOD: Use more of your own employees

Lawmakers urge DOD to avoid placing caps on department employees that contractors don't have to also abide by.

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