“Operation Warp Speed” has the ambitious goal of developing a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. The Army thinks that’s doable. It might even be possible to make vaccines against viruses that haven’t emerged yet.
Braithwaite is the first Senate-confirmed Navy secretary since last November, when the Trump Administration fired Richard Spencer.
The Defense Department is moving toward a “conditions-based” approach to reducing the travel restrictions it put in place in response to COVID-19.
DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center is in a hurry to move its software development to an enterprise cloud platform. The Air Force’s Cloud One is the next-best option for now.
Twenty years after the inception of NMCI, the Navy’s networks still aren’t unified and have a very hard time dealing with cloud services. The COVID-19 pandemic has served as something of a wake-up call to help fix that.
Officials said Friday that DoD’s newest combatant command will stay at its temporary home in Colorado Springs for the next six years; it’s expected to take about that long for a new basing decision to be made and new facilities to be built.
The Air Force’s top acquisition official says his service has seen so much success with virtual events that it’s never going back to in-person-only industry engagements.
The Navy has started to build virtual replicas of the systems that comprise the IT networks aboard its warships, starting with the ships in the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt strike group.
The long-term vision is to reduce friction in the Navy’s innovation ecosystem. In the meantime, it may also help keep some of its smallest and most vital suppliers afloat.
An independent assessment by the Defense Business Board found DoD’s chief management officer is “nearly unanimously” viewed as ineffective — partly because the CMO was never set up for success.
Amazon’s latest complaint claims DoD has refused to respond to questions about how to price the revised cloud proposals it’s requesting from AWS and Microsoft.
The Pentagon told its contracting officers and contract administrators to boost the amount of money it pays vendors in the form of progress payments as one way to increase their cash flow amidst a sagging economy.
The Navy Department’s acquisition boss says the pandemic has helped to drive efficiencies into the contracting system, and many of them will need to become a lasting part of how the Navy and Marine Corps do business.
In two separate reports, VA’s inspector general describes opportunities the department missed to learn from DoD’s rocky EHR rollout in the Pacific Northwest.