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Readers of Robert Gates' biography will remember that one of the former Defense secretary's biggest disappointments was how much effort and political capital he had to personally expend to get the DoD acquisition system to deliver results to the field when there was no clear constituency for a given program within the bureaucracy of the military services. But Andrew Hunter, the director of DoD's rapid acquisition cell says senior leaders have come to realize that they should be able to acquire urgent items quickly without the secretary of Defense having to effectively become the program manager.
The new unclassified document doesn't give any indication of what had to be scrubbed in order to make the publication safe for public viewing, but in general, it's clear the department is trying to consolidate all of its thinking on cyber into one cohesive document. This article is part of this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.
Is the Army really conducting a reverse auction for Catholic priest services?
The Air Force needs to cut the number of applications it has on its network.
As part of his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares the current top federal IT job opening.
The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.
The churn among federal CIOs and others in the IT community has been uncommonly high over the last year.
The Office of Management and Budget is pushing back against the recent critical report on federal cloud computing efforts by 19 civilian agency inspectors general.
The Defense Intelligence Agency is looking for a new CIO. With Grant Schneider going to OMB, the DIA wants a new CIO for a first time in seven years.
Over the last two weeks, the Office of Management and Budget gave agencies new guidance around managing email and improving the administrative management of federal financial assistance. Neither memo is earth shattering, but they do give agencies specific goals and deadlines. This story is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.
Longtime National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency leader Letitia Long retired from government last week after 36 years, including the last four as the director of NGA. Robert Cardillo takes over for Long, coming back to NGA after spending the last four years as the first deputy director for intelligence integration in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. This story is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.
Treasury and OMB are trying to set some baseline expectations for financial management shared services as the initiative ramps up. This story is part of Jason Miller's Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.
The Office of Management and Budget's Office of E-Government and IT is getting a much-appreciated shot in the arm of people and brain power after the recent exodus of several long-time executives and policy folks. Grant Schneider, the Defense Intelligence Agency's chief information officer, will be joining the office on a two-year detail to work on cybersecurity issues. CIOs at other agencies are on the move as well, Jason Miller reports in his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature.
The Army's Intelligence and National Security Command made awards to 21 firms under an indefinite-delivery contract called Global Intelligence Support Services. This story is part of Jared Serbu's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook.