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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.
In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, a major element of the Defense Department’s new program to better detect insider threats will be up and running by next month.
In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu reports language explicitly barring another BRAC round appeared last week in the House readiness subcommittee's contribution to the annual Defense authorization bill.
The prospect of letting Defense Department employees conduct government business on their personal wireless devices has been a bit too nervous-making for the department to take a bring-your- own-device model seriously. In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu says that may be about to change, albeit slowly.