Members of the Defense Innovation Board described their initial set of recommendations to fix DoD software acquisition. The Pentagon said it plans to start implementing them right away.
The White House plans on spending 5 percent more to secure federal networks and data in 2020, with more than half of the funding going toward Defense Department cybersecurity. Get this story and others in today’s Federal Newscast.
U.S. Cyber Command said the new Cyber Excepted Service has cut its time-to-hire by 60 percent. But so far, DoD has only used the new personnel system for a few hundred positions.
Each military service plans a substantial boost in facility sustainment funding in 2020, but far from enough to erase a years-long backlog of deferred projects.
The Pentagon and its inspector general said recent discoveries of tens of millions of dollars in uncatalogued parts offer concrete evidence of the audit’s direct connection to military readiness.
Sen. James Lankford says whatever retirement changes occur should only apply to new hires. Hear this story and more in today’s Federal Newscast.
An audit of a sample of DoD’s contracts with Transdigm found half the company’s earnings were “excess” profit, but the inspector general said the findings highlight a need for broad policy changes.
An assessment commissioned by the Secretary of the Navy returned a stinging assessment of the Navy Department’s cybersecurity posture.
DoD’s civilian workforce would grow modestly under 2020 budget, and up to 15,000 health care positions would be converted to civilian jobs in coming years.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 budget would bypass defense funding caps by adding nearly $100 billion to DoD’s wartime spending account.
The Navy’s plan to eliminate its assistant secretary for installations in favor of a new assistant secretary for IT turned out to be untenable, in light of recent revelations about substandard military housing.
The Army, over the next two years, plans to fundamentally reshape the way it delivers IT on its bases with an “as-a-service” delivery model.
The Navy wants vendors to prototype an entirely new network architecture that would give its users more direct pathways to the cloud services.
The Defense Department’s new cloud strategy, unveiled just a month ago, is essentially meaningless until the multiple controversies around its JEDI contract are settled.