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Col. Max Maxwell, strategic initiatives officer, Judge Advocate General

A new law targeting sexual assault in the military means big changes to its judicial system.

Tags: Judge Advocate General , Colonel Max Maxwell , Uniform Code of Military Justice , sexual assault

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 09:48am EDT
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Rep. Connolly says momentum is building for IT procurement reforms

Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced an amendment to the upper chamber's version of the Defense Authorization Act that closely mirrors the House's Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The House passed its version in June. The White House still hasn't officially weighed in on FITARA.

Tags: Congress , OMB , technology , Gerry Connolly , Tom Carper , Jean Shaheen , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , HealthCare.gov , CIO authorities , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 04:11am EST
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HUD buying into shared services; renewed push to merge DoD's CIO

In his Inside the Reporter's Notebook feature, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: technology , acquisition , HUD , Treasury , financial management , DoD , Bob Lentz , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , industrial funding fee , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 06/24/2013, 05:29am EDT
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House approves IT reform amendment to Defense bill

The first major IT reform bill in a decade has cleared the first of three hurdles to become law. The bill would empower CIOs by reducing the number of people with that title to one per agency, and give that person authority over the IT budget and personnel decisions.

Tags: technology , Congress , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , FITARA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/14/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Jan. 8, 2013

Martin Libicki of Rand Corp talks about the 2013 Defense Authorization Bill. Dov Zakheim reviews what DoD Secretary-nominee Chuck Hagel can expect from Congress. Attorney Mark Schamel explains how the Defense Authorization Bill helps off-duty law enforcement agents. Erik Olson of the Pew Health Group discusses new food safety rules issued by the FDA. John Palguta of the Partnership for Public Service previews the SAMMIE nomination process. Katherine McFate discusses OMB Watch's name change.

Tags: Martin Libicki , RAND Corporation , Dov Zakheim , Senate , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Mark Schamel , Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice , Officer Safety Act , Erik Olson , FDA , Pew Health Group , John Palguta , SAMMIE , Partnership for Public Service , Katherine McFate , Center for Effective Government , OMB Watch , DoD Report , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 08:41am EST

House GOP heads off plan to end weapons programs

House Republicans thwarted a plan by a few Democrats to cancel weapons programs. The moves and counter-moves came during debate on the 2013 Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , House , John Conyers , Mike Quigley , Ed Markey

Friday - 05/18/2012, 09:09am EDT

House to add small business flavor to DoD authorization bill

The committee will focus on making it easier for small firms to do business with the Pentagon. The military missed three of five small business goals in 2010. The Panel on Business Challenges in the Defense Industry made several recommendations to improve the success of small firms that want to do business with DoD.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Bill Shuster , House Armed Services Committee , Small business contracting , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:46am EDT
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