Coming off the end of a period of sequestrations, some defense experts are worried that innovation has taken a backseat.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry wants to cut the Fourth Estate by 25 percent. But lawmakers and former DoD officials are not sure it can happen.
As agencies begin to implement the EO over the next eight months, the potential elimination of various carve-outs is going to be the most interesting thing to watch — and the thing that most worries the folks who pay close attention to Defense technology procurement.
DoD analysts and former officials are recommending direct hiring and pay authority over civilian Pentagon workers.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that it expects to reach final decisions by July on each of the more than 17,000 cases in which soldiers were paid large bonuses to re-enlist during the heights of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan only to be told years later that they must give the money back.
DoD’s top personnel officer says Congress is imposing too many acquisition changes and not leaving enough staff to implement them.
The Pentagon said Wednesday that it expects to permanently stop collection procedures for the vast majority of National Guard soldiers who, according to various audits, got bonuses they weren’t technically entitled to between 2004 and 2011.
The Defense Department’s top personnel official said Tuesday that the Pentagon used a flawed process when it decided to bar the nation’s largest for-profit college from military tuition assistance funds last year, and is drawing up new rules meant to be fairer to colleges while also ferreting out deceptive marketing processes.
Peter Levine, DoD’s deputy chief management officer, told a House subcommittee that his office’s problem with deploying business IT systems boils down to too many cooks in the kitchen.
Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment ”chaos.” The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.