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DoD plan reshapes military health structure

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , Ashton Carter , TRICARE , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:16am EST

Army's migration to cloud email pushed back at least 45 days

Congress wants two reports on enterprise email: one from the Army that is due by Jan. 31 and another from DoD CIO Teri Takai by June. Army deputy CIO Mike Krieger said the requirement for a report caused the service to delay the program for 30 days and would push back the final migration date to at least mid-May.

Tags: technology , Mike Krieger , Army , DoD , Teri Takai , cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Congress , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/09/2012, 02:14pm EST

2 big changes for defense contractors in 2012 authorization bill

Two provisions in the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill directly impact defense contractors. One applies a contractor pay cap to all contract employees, and the other puts more responsibility on contractors to stop counterfeit electronic parts.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , TechAmerica , contracting , DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 12:38pm EST
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DoD to revamp investment review boards

Congress is telling the Defense Department to take a new look at the way it makes decisions about buying big business systems. DoD's deputy chief management officer will take the lead in this effort.

Tags: DoD , Congress , management , Elizabeth McGrath , Business process reengineering , investment review boards , DoD strategic management plan , DIMHRS , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , AFCEA , Defense Authorization Bill , oversight

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 05:12am EST
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Military pay raise, TRICARE premium hikes part of defense authorization bill

Lawmakers have agreed on a $662 billion defense spending bill that includes a 1.6 percent pay raise, increases to TRICARE premiums and a cap on contractor executive pay, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees announced late Monday.

Tags: DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE , F-35 , contracting , Green government

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 02:18pm EST

Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Tags: oversight , DHS , DoD , ICE , John Morton , White House , Victoria Espinel , Counterfeit products , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , Carl Levin , John McCain , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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DoD to change business system development

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , DoD , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 03/02/2010, 05:49pm EST
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Bonosaro: Attracting young blood to the Senior Executive Service a must

Senior Executive Association President Carol Bonosaro discusses how she and others plan to attract new blood to the Senior Executive Service, starting with some provisions in the recently-signed Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: pay & benefits , Carol Bonosaro , SES , SEA , Defense Authorization Bill , NSPS , COLA , FERS flu , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 10/30/2009, 06:38pm EDT
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Defense bill denies raises for poor performers

The House is expected to vote today on the bill, which will set spending levels and policy for the DoD in fiscal year 2012.

Tags: Defense Authorization Bill , DoD , budget , pay and benefits , pay for performance , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , Allen West , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 12:55pm EDT

White House threatens veto over F-35 JSF funding

Congress stopped funding for the engine in this year's Continuing Resolution, but the House added the engine to the 2012 bill.

Tags: DoD Report , Government Executive , Defense Authorization Bill , veto , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , budget , In Depth

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 04:28pm EDT
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