FILE - In this March 27, 2008 file photo, an aerial view of the Pentagon is seen in Washington. Amazon must decide soon if it will protest the Pentagon’s awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to rival Microsoft on Oct. 25, 2019, with one possible grievance being the unusual attention given to the project by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

People and supply-chain security make it into DoD IG’s list of management challenges

The annual list of the most challenging management issues adds two new issues, drops readiness.

Read more
Defense Secretary James Mattis

It’s uncertain who will be on the DoD chopping block with new government reforms

Read more

Jerry Hendrix, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, CNAS

President Barack Obama’s budget request included a small, $5 million item earmarked for a next-generation fighter. And while no one knows exactly what…

Read more

Kidder: Carter should ‘critically rethink’ DoD workforce

Defense Secretary nominee Ash Carter says ending sequestration is critical for the Pentagon’s long-term success. But in his nomination hearing before the…

Read more

Shawn Brimley, Executive Vice President, CNAS

Leadership at the top of the Defense Department believes the United States military is in danger of losing its technological edge over the rest of the world. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports the Defense Department is already trying to save money by changing its acquisition policies for major projects in the technology development phase. Shawn Brimley is executive vice president and director of studies at the Center for a New American Security, and co-director of the “Beyond Offset” project….

Read more