The House Armed Services Committee’s ranking member says previous reform efforts have told DoD to pay more attention to sustainment costs, but only for individual weapons systems.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences conferred degrees to more than 180 new medical professionals about six weeks early on Wednesday.
The Navy says it is now searching for appropriate places in Guam to house the 4,000 crewmembers of the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt. The change followed a letter from the ship’s commanding officer warning the onboard isolation strategy was “ineffective.”
The Army Corps of Engineers is working with 114 cities to plan and build temporary hospitals to care for coronavirus patients. For cities with convention centers, those sites are an increasingly-attractive option.
The crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was allowed to disembark for a port visit in Vietnam two weeks ago, but the Navy is unwilling to make a direct connection between that event and the new COVID-19 cases.
DoD’s latest stop-movement order will halt a significant number of the military services’ overseas deployments and redeployments for the next 60 days.
AWS objection argues DoD’s corrective action plan doesn’t go far enough, and that it should be forced to reopen and reconsider multiple aspects of the contract.
Some options under the DPA are already employed on a semi-routine basis by the Defense Department and other agencies but could play a bigger role against the coronavirus.
The National Treasury Employees Union had argued it was unconstitutional for the IRS to force tens of thousands of workers to process tax refunds without pay. The union is appealing the decision.
The Defense Department is preparing for more of its Pentagon workforce to become teleworkers. But those who are already working from home have already begun to stretch the limits of the department’s internet connectivity in the national capital region.
The restrictions, which take effect Monday, will prohibit most domestic travel with few exceptions.
Judge Patricia E. Campbell-Smith would need to approve the request, but DoD says it now wants to spend the next four months reconsidering the portion of the JEDI contract she has already found to be faulty.
The Navy sees the new process, called RAISED, as a “critical enabler” for its ambitions to deploy newly-built software to ships in under 24 hours.
DoD organizations are being told to put all non-mission-essential travel on hold for at least the next two months. Travel bans to and through some countries will take effect on Friday.