In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is getting ready to announce new vetting procedures for foreign military members studying and training at U.S. facilities.
It gives more authority over bigger acquisitions to the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition and sustainment, and takes it away from the armed services.
HCD and CX disciplines put the focus on gaining a better understanding of the people and their processes within an IT implementation project that greatly reduces risk and improves the chances of successful delivery, initial adoption and ongoing usage.
Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt, the deputy assistant secretary for contracting in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, said 80% of companies who won contracts at Pitch Days were non-traditional contractors.
Army plans to assemble a vendor consortium with the goal of conducting 6-24 cyber prototyping projects a year, each within 30 days.
The Army’s RCO plans to deploy new electronic warfare systems in Europe, then Korea. A more reliable version of GPS is next on its list.
The secretive Pentagon organization that’s in charge of turning existing weapons systems into new warfighting concepts says it has a perfect track record so far. The military services have accepted all six of the technologies the Strategic Capabilities Office has offered up.
Navy officials say they must get prototypes of new systems into the hands of sailors and Marines more quickly before investing billions of dollars in producing new systems.