The Army wants industry to help it change the way it structures its data. A newly-released request for information is a key first step in building a federated, decentralized model the Army calls the Unified Data Reference Architecture.
The Defense Information Systems Agency is evaluating operational assessment, operational tests and the user’s experience as part of whether it should move its zero trust pilot into production.
In today's Federal Newscast: GAO warns the Coast Guard that it's way behind improving safety aboard older commercial fishing vessels. DoD employees who drive electric vehicles will have an easier time charging their vehicles in 2023. And veteran homelessness dropped 11% in 2022, according to the VA.
No one knows what the F-35 aircraft can do in a war, say, over Taiwan. One thing we do know is the fifth-generation fighter, now something like 20 years in development, has economic significance. Something like $72 billion F-35 dollars is spread throughout the U.S. economy every year. For more details, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with Kevin Michaels, the managing director of AeroDymanic Advisory.
U.S. Army officials say investigators have launched a broad review of at least 1,900 National Guard and Reserve soldiers who were swept up in a recruiting bonus scandal up to a decade ago and may have been wrongly blamed and punished.
In today's Federal Newscast: Take me to your leader; the Space Force has a new one. A union for federal employees suggests some agencies might be sort of suppressing the vote. And DoD's Zero Trust strategy will soon go public.
No one particularly likes Defense Department's PPBE process. It’s rigid, inflexible, and very slow. But it's been encoded into the DNA of the Defense bureaucracy for more than 60 years. Over the next year, two separate groups of experts will try to figure out how to fix the system.
The Army says SBOMs are "going to happen" and is now asking for feedback on how to use them as part of the acquisition process.
The Defense Department's Cyber Crime Center, known as DC3, has a new executive director, Jude Sunderbruch. He joined the Federal Drive with what's new at the DC3 and what he plans for this crucial office.
The Court of Federal Claims ruled Thursday that DoD can move ahead with its Global Household Goods contract, rejecting protest lawsuits by two separate losing bidders.
A new U.S. defense strategy says China remains the greatest security challenge for the United States despite Russia’s ongoing war in Ukraine. It says the threat from Beijing will determine how the U.S. military is equipped and shaped for a future. Pentagon notes a new reality, where the security environment has deteriorated, and the U.S. may face a situation where it has to deter two nuclear-armed adversaries, China and Russia, simultaneously. The 80-page, unclassified report was released on Thursday.
The Navy will also look to hold prime contractors accountable to meeting small business subcontracting goals.
The new system is expected to roll out with 99 deployments at 123 sites worldwide over the next three years.
The Pentagon will provide travel funds and support for troops and their dependents who seek abortions but are based in states where they are now illegal. The Pentagon has looked at how it can continue to support medical services including abortion to servicemembers and family members since the Supreme Court overturned its own 1973 abortion-legalizing ruling in June. The new policy was announced Thursday by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. Many of the Pentagon’s major military bases are located in states including Texas and Florida where anti-abortion laws are now in place.