Esper’s memo told military services, combatant commands and Defense agencies to get ready for another iteration of reforms meant to cut lower-priority costs.
The Pentagon said it has begun a 30-day “consultative period” with its labor unions over the conditions of its planned transfer of 1,200 IT workers to the Defense Information Systems Agency.
In a complaint to the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the union says DoD is violating the law by reassigning more than 1,000 employees without consulting collective bargaining representatives.
In 2020, DISA will assume responsibility for the vast majority of the IT operations in DoD’s “fourth estate,” leading to major transfers of funding and personnel.
John Hale, DISA’s chief of cloud services, said the analysis is helping DISA prepare its MilCloud 2.0 for more business.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new study by the RAND Corporation analyzes how military pay stacks up against civilian pay over the last 20 years.
The Defense Department will consolidate the 28 agencies of the fourth estate’s networks into just two. Currently, they serve on 34 different networks.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry proposed eliminating a half-dozen DoD agencies earlier this year, but the idea died almost as quickly as it was conceived.