Six Democrats sent Trump a letter urging him to fill vacancies in the Pentagon. Trump has been under fire from both sides of the aisle for dragging his feet on nominating people to fill Senate-confirmed positions.
At the confirmation hearing for Patrick Shanahan, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman admonished the nominee for deputy Defense secretary to resubmit his written answers with more detail, saying that the Senate will not serve as a “rubber stamp” for Defense nominees.
Slowly but surely, the Trump Administration’s Pentagon team is continuing to take shape. The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of Defense, the White House nominated one more official to serve in a key undersecretary position, and four more Pentagon nominees went to Capitol Hill for their confirmation hearings. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu updates Federal Drive with Tom Temin on where things stand.
This week, the Senate confirmed a new deputy secretary of Defense, four more prospective DoD officials underwent their confirmation hearings, and the White House settled on candidates for two more Pentagon political appointees. But 30 of the department’s political jobs still have no nominees.
U.S. Transportation Command has begun what may well be the most aggressive cloud computing migration the Defense Department has ever attempted, both in terms of its scale and of its pace.
The Defense and Veterans Affairs Departments sent answers to Congress about the oversight and timeline of joint electronic health records.
Coalition for Government Procurement President Roger Waldron says a single award DoD Enterprise Cloud Acquisition contract would risk locking-in DoD to a single approach.
The Defense Department is prepared to deal with issues if Congress can’t pass a spending bill or it agrees to another continuing resolution.
Deputy Defense secretary Patrick Shanahan alters the membership of DoD’s Cloud Executive Working Group, removing its acquisition chief, adding its CIO.
DoD’s acquisition, technology and logistics split is finally here and this is what workers can expect.