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To institutionalize DevSecOps, Navy’s Black Pearl aims to ‘commoditize the boring stuff’

On this week’s edition of On DoD: When the Navy set out to simplifying its journey to modern software development, officials decided to not reinvent the…

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Navy’s data-driven approach to sustainment finds huge room for improvement in ship maintenance

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Four years into DoD financial audits, IG says progress has stalled

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One National Guard unit’s idea to improve efficiency: spend less time filling out forms

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Nowhere safe to hide: What online harassment is doing to service members and the military

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Departing DoD software boss says success or failure boils down to leadership

Pockets of DoD have proven they can produce world-class code, but there’s a lot of work ahead to make agile development the norm, the department’s first-ever…

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In this Jan. 19, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Navy, the entrance to Tank 19 at the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility near Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, is seen. The Navy is scrambling to contain what one lawmaker has called a

The logistics of fuel storage in INDOPACOM and the military’s moving contract

On this episode of On DoD, a bit of a logistics focus. First, we talk with Tim Walton, a fellow at the Hudson Institute, about DoD’s somewhat surprising…

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DoD’s Danielle Metz on how the multibillion dollar JWCC cloud contract will actually work

On this episode, an extended discussion with Danielle Metz, the deputy DoD chief information officer for information enterprise. Metz explains how Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle will actually compete for work under the up to…

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Army’s DEVCOM takes ‘future of work’ from concept to reality

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(Army courtesy photo)To help make moving as stress-free as possible, Move.mil has partnered with Military OneSource to house all the moving support you need, all in one place. Starting October 4, 2021, moving customers are invited to visit the Moving & Housing section of MilitaryOneSource.mil to find web pages covering a wide range of information about everything from shipping household goods to settling into a new duty station. (Courtesy Photo)

Military’s new household goods contractor plans tech infusion to ‘transform’ moving process

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Amid explosion in DoD’s use of OTAs, myths abound about how and whether to use them

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DoD’s new R&D chief prioritizes moving prototypes to real-world applications

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New Navy approach to supply chain elevates data-driven decisions to C-suite

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Why DoD’s fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust budgets

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Why the fighting force is ‘ever shrinking’ despite robust Defense budgets

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Associated Press has learned that leaders of the military services have expressed reservations to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin about removing sexual assault cases from the chain of command.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Adieu to CVR, the platform that taught DoD how to act as an IT enterprise

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Army’s top R&D command charts a course for post-pandemic telework

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Even as negative audit findings rise, glimmers of progress on DoD’s 2020 financial statement

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AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Pentagon on Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD’s new Adaptive Acquisition Framework takes new approach to tailoring procurement strategies

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