Rich Lombardi, the service’s principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, has been reassigned after he did not properly disclose a financial interest in a defense firm.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members criticized IRS leaders Wednesday for the agency’s inability to preserve its employees’ emails.
In an era of military downsizing, the Air Force is one of the few parts of DoD that’s already received funding to grow over the next year. Yet officials say they’re still struggling to achieve the end strength they need and may have to ask Congress for additional money to add more uniformed airmen.
DoD’s 2017 budget includes few changes to pay and benefits, but DoD facilities and procurement take a major hit. The proposal includes an $8.1 billion reduction to acquisition programs, a $1 billion cut to new construction and severe underfunding of base maintenance.
When U.S. Transportation Command transitioned a nearly $1 billion contract to move servicemembers’ vehicles around the world to a new company a year and a half ago, seemingly everything that could have gone wrong actually went wrong.
One of the Army’s key objectives is to bring reliable network access to smaller units at the company level and below. But DoD’s Office of Operational Test and Evaluation found the task has been complicated by the fact that too many of the systems the service is fielding are not exactly plug-and-play.
The latest reshuffling of the organizational chart is born out the current concerns among members of Congress that once DoD creates new bureaucracies they can never be shut down.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Obama administration’s final Pentagon budget represents a turning point; high-end technologies will get more attention.
The Pentagon’s operational testing and evaluation office says “red teams” are spread too thin to test DoD networks against real-world threats.
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants to know why the Navy has allowed its top intelligence officer to stay on the job for more than two years while his security clearance has been suspended.
The second round of DoD’s Force of the Future initiative focuses on military families. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said the reforms would improve the military’s ability to retain its best people.
DoD says it wants public-private partnerships to form the basis of future space launches. But current congressional mandates are narrowly focused on breaking the decades-old habit of using Russian rocket engines.
Encryption is coming, although no one can quite say when. As part of the Defense Department’s role in building a new IT system for background investigations, it will encrypt the data it handles with techniques appropriate to a national security system, officials said Friday during a hastily arranged pre-blizzard conference call.
At least some of DoD’s enterprise resource planning costs have been driven by duplicative hardware and other infrastructure investments, and the Defense Information Systems Agency thinks it can help.