The Pentagon clarifies CIO’s new role in “cloud initiative.” Dana Deasy’s portfolio of responsibilities includes the JEDI contract, but it’s not clear what else.
A congressional advisory panel says lawmakers have provided numerous ways for DoD to speed up its hiring of acquisition professionals. In fact, they may be too numerous.
The Navy awards a $100 million contract to operate the government’s latest consortium of companies aiming to get in on the military’s increasing reliance on other transaction agreements.
In the second of three volumes laying out fixes for DoD’s acquisition system, the Section 809 panel says a “program-centric” approach leads to sluggish decisions.
As part of a revived effort to manage contractors, civilians and military personnel as a “total force,” DoD intends to propose a new way to conduct public-private competitions.
Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.
Two pilot projects, both using existing data to improve NAVSUP’s business processes, are expected to produce results by August.
Senate’s NDAA says DoD has failed to deliver on a military health reorganization Congress ordered two years ago, and mandates more specific reforms.
The Senate’s Defense policy bill claims DoD has dragged its feet on previously-ordered management reforms that would create cross-functional teams to solve business challenges.
The Senate’s NDAA orders SOCOM to transfer dozens of personnel to the Pentagon office in charge of overseeing it. In the 2017 NDAA, Congress reorganized the chain of command for special operations.
Amid “battle for talent” in the military’s maintenance facilities, officials press for a relaxation of restrictions on hiring civilians
Based on recommendations from the Section 809 Panel, the House has proposed the first major reforms in 25 years to DoD’s buying of commercial items. But the Senate wants more study.
DoD’s big spending plans for cloud aren’t just about JEDI. A final RFP for the department’s $8.2 billion contract for cloud-hosted office and collaboration systems is expected sometime in June.
Senate NDAA, House appropriations bill each would impose new preconditions on the Pentagon’s controversial Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure