Army Futures Command only came about because of Sen. John McCain’s insistence that the Army fix its modernization problems, service leaders said.
Senate version of Defense funding bill would require detailed examination of MHS Genesis by the Government Accountability Office.
The new commander of Army Cyber Command is advocating for a rebranding, along with an expanded mission set that embraces information operations, intelligence.
The Army is looking at new steps to boost military spouse employment, potentially including new authorities to hire them as civilian employees.
The office of the undersecretary for personnel and readiness has five Senate-confirmable positions and up until now, Robert Wilkie’s seat was the only one the Trump administration had managed to fill.
The Pentagon’s new Cyber Excepted Service will extend the probationary period for new employees to three years and give hiring managers more flexibility to recruit candidates.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) demands answers from the Navy within two weeks about what it’s done to address $21 million in waste by an unauthorized police force.
The Navy’s 2018 budget request includes a billion more dollars and a thousand new employees to help the service dig out of an ongoing ship maintenance backlog. Trouble is, the Navy’s current training regimen for new depot maintenance workers takes about five years before they’re ready to work, and officials say they need to find ways to speed that process up.
James MacStravic, who’s performing the duties of undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics plans to spend the next year driving DoD toward better performance in IT acquisition, including by reducing the number of departmentwide policies on the topic.
Navy’s personnel IT budget rises by 77 percent in 2018 and is expected to more than double by 2020 to support a “transformation” of the personnel system dubbed Sailor 2025.