A major Defense Department initiative to protect the military services’ computer networks with a shared system of regionalized cybersecurity centers will face new scrutiny in 2017, both from Congress and from the department’s inspector general.
Current Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson's vision of "unity" will carry into the new administration, as Congress officially codified several of his priorities in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. DHS will have a new strategic planning and policy office, as well as several joint task forces to coordinate activity across the department's 22 components.
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week's Off the Shelf to discuss the key acquisition-related provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. December 20, 2016
A provision in the 2017 National Defense Authorization creates new categories of administrative leave: "investigative" or "notice" leave. Employees under an adverse personnel action investigation may stay on leave for 10 work days.
Federal IT experts say it’s unclear what a Trump administration will focus on when it comes to technology policies and programs.
Industry can no longer protest civilian agency task and delivery orders worth more than $10 million to the GAO after the Senate didn’t pass a bill that would’ve extended the authority permanently.
Jonathan Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the acquisition provisions in the pending National Defense Authorization Act. September 27, 2016
GSA’s successes with downplaying price as an evaluation factor in picking contractors for large multiple-award contracts has spurred a broader look at this concept.
Contractors lose the bulk of award protests. But Congress seemingly exists to discover problems and fix them.
The Senate version of the defense authorization bill has a much more modest approach to enrollment fees for TRICARE users.
The first estimates of the savings realized from the House's plan to reform TRICARE come in around $7 billion.
In the great cosmic government calculator, a corporal willing to put him- or herself in harm's way to defend an ideal gets paid $24,000 plus room and board.
The Congressional Budget Office raises the question: Do we have too many uniformed military personnel performing office work?