The Atlantic Council has studied this issue. Senior fellow Pete Cooper joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a discussion.
After three years and a serious reprimand from Congress, the Defense Department finally released its guidance for the processes governing middle-tier acquisition.
House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) wants DoD to pick up the pace on implementing laws.
The Defense Department will audit contractor cybersecurity in the next year and a half, says Ellen Lord, DoD undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment.
The Federation of American Scientists obtained a copy of a list of 18 science fiction inspired research projects that DIA funded under its Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program.
Former federal IT executives say the 1996 law is not the problem, but it’s the processes that grew up around the Clinger-Cohen Act are making IT acquisition too difficult.
Some women who hold or have held senior positions at the State Department and Defense Department are speaking out against sexual harassment.
The State Department claims it can save up to $10 billion by revamping its structure, but some lawmakers are skeptical of the intentions.
A group of foreign policy experts assembled by the Atlantic Council advocates a “de-layered” State Department, saying the current structure is “unmanageable.”
More than 30 think tank experts are calling for military base closures. The Defense Department says it is operating with a 22 percent excess of infrastructure.