Oracle Corp. wrote letters to the leaders of the House and Senate armed services and appropriations committees explaining why they believe the Pentagon’s requirements for its JEDI cloud program are unreasonable and more oversight is needed.
Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president at the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about what the accelerated payments would mean for contractors.
John Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss a newly issued high risk list.
Charlie E. Williams, Jr. and Nick Tsiopanas, members of the Section 809 panel, explain why their recommendations will benefit both DoD and small firms.
An internal review by the Pentagon found the JEDI cloud program did not suffer prejudice from two employees with ties to Amazon Web Services, but potential ethical violations emerge.
Industry experts say the CIA’s C2E cloud procurement demonstrates that a multi-cloud, multi-vendor approach is necessary for the agency’s needs of today and tomorrow.
Air Force Lt. Col. Sam Kidd, general counsel and a professional staff member of the Section 809 panel, said buying commercial products and services has become too cumbersome and slow for the Pentagon.
An audit of a sample of DoD’s contracts with Transdigm found half the company’s earnings were “excess” profit, but the inspector general said the findings highlight a need for broad policy changes.
The backlog of pending security clearances and other matters at the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) is down more than 25 percent from its record-high nearly a year ago. The backlog today stands at 541,000 investigations, NBIB Director Charlie Phalen said.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a group of nearly 40 senators are urging the appropriations committee to include back pay for federal contractors impacted by the last government shutdown, in an upcoming disaster relief package.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it now has the capability to make its charge processing and records system fully digital.
The Federation of American Scientists obtained a copy of a list of 18 science fiction inspired research projects that DIA funded under its Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program.
In today’s Federal Newscast, NASA announces it will be running a test flight of a crewed commercial space craft some time in July.
The Pentagon’s new cloud strategy says defense organizations will need the CIO’s permission to create or use cloud services other than JEDI.