The Defense Department settled on two firms to manage the latest generation of its TRICARE health insurance system Thursday, picking Health Net Federal Services and Humana Military for contracts worth up to $18 billion and $41 billion, respectively, over nearly six years.
By the end of this calendar year, the Defense Department plans to deliver new assessments of the cost and scope of the Joint Information Environment, the ambitious, four-year-old project to unify an estimated 15,000 IT networks and improve their security posture.
The Defense Department has begun initial steps to create a new civilian cyber workforce outside the strictures of the traditional civil service system.
The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs certified to Congress that their electronic health records could finally exchange data in a meaningful way. But lawmakers aren’t satisfied with that assertion.
Now that Congress looks poised to reject the Defense Department’s requests for another round of base realignments and closures (BRAC) for a fifth year in a row, the Air Force has decided to start its own process to calculate how valuable each of its bases actually are to the various missions it performs.
The Air Force is beginning to explore the idea of asking a single provider to take over the complicated web of business arrangements that power its bases and support its energy resiliency strategies, and replace them with a new model: Energy as a service.
Commands and agencies throughout the Defense Department have identified the precise civilian jobs they intend to eliminate or restructure under a Pentagon initiative to cut back layers of administration.
In the first “Hack the Pentagon” challenge, the department asked anyone with expertise in IT security to find security flaws on five of its largest public-facing websites, including the Defense.gov homepage.
The Obama administration has already voiced its objections to the major reshuffling of DoD’s organizational chart the Senate proposed in its version of this year’s Defense authorization bill.
The Defense Department has spent the last seven years getting itself ready for its first-ever financial audit. But the congressionally-mandated timeline for DoD to become “audit ready” means a new administration will have taken office before the final test.
A new report from a Washington-based think tank points to an ever-widening disconnect between the size of the Defense Department’s Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) fund and the troop levels it was originally meant to pay for.
After slow start, the Defense Digital Service is now working on projects ranging from GPS to travel reimbursements.
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced sweeping changes to DoD’s personnel system for both military officers and civilian employees, saying it needs more flexibility to control military promotions and to hire qualified civil servants.
President Barack Obama has named Rear Adm. Michael Gilday to be the next commander of the Navy’s 10th Fleet and Fleet Cyber Command, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.