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Pentagon has huge blind spots in its spending on OTAs

A careful examination of DoD’s use of consortiums for other transaction agreements found the Pentagon doesn’t have a clear picture of its billions in OTA…

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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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AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Pentagon on Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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

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

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

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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

The Air Force’s top acquisition official said reforms that were initiated long before a pandemic was on the horizon went a long way toward dealing with…

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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. A Senate committee abruptly canceled a confirmation hearing Thursday on retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata's nomination to a top Pentagon post after a furor over offensive remarks he made about Islam and other inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Unresolved IG recommendations piling up at DoD

The number of open recommendations that are at least five years old grew from 80 in 2019 to 170 this year.

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

DoD’s chief management officer has found $11 billion in cost reductions this year, but the office’s continued existence is in doubt.

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