The Federal Vacancies Reform Act means Matthew Donovan, the acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness, must step aside from the role while the Senate considers his nomination for the same position.
General Dynamics Information Technology, one of the two losing bidders for the largest portion of the NGEN contract, has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office.
The pilot programs follow a Defense Innovation Board study that found the Pentagon’s current spending restrictions routinely “doom” software development efforts.
Some of the firms have shown they can eliminate threats from small drones by capturing them in nets, jamming their radio control signals, or simply ramming them with another small device.
Defense leaders were on Capitol Hill to defend their 2021 budget proposal on Wednesday, but were peppered with criticism about the administration’s decision to move 2020 funds to build the president’s border wall without lawmakers’ consent.
With the expectation of flat budgets over the next several years, each of the military services believes they’ll need to divest themselves of at least some programs to fund their modernization plans. That’s challenging, however, when old systems have Congressional constituencies and new ones don’t.
DoD’s plan to restructure military treatment facilities would affect 50 hospitals and clinics, primarily by restricting their services to active duty service members only.
The Court of Federal Claims issued a preliminary injunction on Thursday, blocking performance under the JEDI contract until further notice.
In declarations to the Court of Federal Claims, several Defense officials say DoD’s JEDI program can’t afford more setbacks.
Although unresolved audit recommendations are growing, they’re mainly the result of deeper examinations, according to DoD’s inspector general.
The department had planned to deploy the multibillion dollar EHR at its first site in Spokane, Washington, next month. Officials said they would announce a new schedule “in the coming weeks.”
AWS filing asks for depositions of Trump, Mattis, Esper and others as part of its JEDI bid protest
Veronica Daigle’s Jan. 31 departure means four out of five Senate-confirmed positions in the office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness are now filled by acting officials.
The budget the Pentagon will propose next week includes $5.7 billion in program cancellations throughout DoD’s “fourth estate,” in addition to more than $2 billion in programs it wants to move to the control of the military services.