Aaron Weis formally became the Department of the Navy’s new chief information officer this week. The leaders of four new directorates he’ll oversee have also been hired, and are expected to be in place by mid-month.
The Pentagon has already implemented changes to its Servicemembers Civil Relief Act website, including by requiring users to sign up for accounts before they can request data.
The Air Force is building a new promotion system that it hopes will align its professed values with the officers it actually selects for elevation to senior leadership positions.
The ink is dry on the Army’s new data strategy. Once it’s officially released, it will come with specific orders telling Army components to adhere to common data standards.
The new position of deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Sustainment will be up and running as of Oct. 1.
The Department of Health and Human Services is cancelling many of its interagency agreements with DoD, affecting 18 separate shared services including the Employee Assistance Program.
Without warning, DoD’s Employee Assistance Program for civilian employees was suspended as of Sept. 1. Defense officials say they are working to restore the services, but have not offered a timeline.
An IG review found universal confusion, frustration in oversight and management of the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative.
The first five sites, which are part of the broader NavalX project, are in California, Rhode Island, Washington state, Florida and Indiana.
To maintain readiness and get better insights into its supply chain, Naval Supply Systems Command says it needs deeper relationships with its biggest vendors.
The Pentagon’s IG says Adm. Bill Moran violated rules on using personal email for official functions and showed poor judgment in maintaining an off-the-books professional relationship with a former public affairs officer.
Congress mandated the new office two years ago to drive more consistency into the ways in which the military handles IP rights in its contracts.
Navy ERP, the Navy’s massive enterprise resource planning system, went live in a commercial cloud last week. Officials said it was likely the largest ERP cloud migration in North American history.
The Pentagon-based Army Marketing and Research Group ceased to exist at the start of this month. Officials say they’re replacing it with a Chicago-based office that will seek to modernize the Army’s public messaging campaigns.