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Why DoD’s fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust budgets

This edition of On DoD features a long discussion on the subject of Defense reform. Our guest is retired Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro, who’s just written a…

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Adieu to CVR, the platform that taught DoD how to act as an IT enterprise

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Army’s top R&D command charts a course for post-pandemic telework

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Even as negative audit findings rise, glimmers of progress on DoD’s 2020 financial statement

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DoD’s new Adaptive Acquisition Framework takes new approach to tailoring procurement strategies

In this edition of On DoD, the Defense Acquisition University’s Mike Coolican joins Jared Serbu to explain the fundamentals of DoD’s new Adaptive Acquisition…

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New financing could start to improve Army housing as soon as this summer

Under a new agreement with LendLease, a large military housing operator, $1.1 billion in debt-financed housing improvements are expected to start as soon…

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With new cloud policy, Navy moves back to a centralized approach

Two years after the Navy decentralized its cloud acquisitions, it’s bringing all of them back under one program executive office’s umbrella.

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When fixing Navy readiness problems, money helps. But so does data.

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DoD efforts to improve software acquisition hampered by gaps in understanding workforce

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U.S. Navy/MC1 Byron C. LinderSOUTH PACIFIC (July 9, 2017) Operations Specialist 1st Class Charles Hammond, from Kansas City, Missouri, monitors tracks aboard Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) during an air defense exercise comprised of Sterett, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), Royal Australian Navy guided missile frigate HMAS Darwin (FFG 04), and Royal Australian Navy frigate helicopter HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) as part of Talisman Saber 17. Sterett, part of a combined U.S.-Australia-New Zealand expeditionary strike group (ESG), is undergoing a series of scenarios that will increase proficiencies defending the ESG against blue-water threats so amphibious forces can launch Marine forces ashore in the littorals. Talisman Saber is a biennial U.S.-Australia bilateral exercise held off the coast of Australia meant to achieve interoperability and strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Byron C. Linder/Released)170709-N-ZW825-895

Navy seeing ‘explosion’ in use of OTA for IT, cyber development work

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DoD’s Space Development Agency shows how fast the FAR can be

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Army cutting costs by sharing services with local communities

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Gearing up for great power competition also helped the Air Force prepare for COVID-19

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DoD CMO gains new cachet as ‘secretary of the fourth estate’

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Pentagon IG offers advice for effective contracting during pandemic

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Navy hopes new NGEN contract will lead to ‘domain singularity’

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DoD presses its supercomputers into service for COVID-19 fight

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Pentagon releases last of four solicitations to test 5G technologies

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