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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD still slow to share medical records; New hiring initiative at VA; DISA's $12B IT contract

In this week's edition of Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, Jared Serbu examines news and buzz in the Defense community that you might have missed including: DoD-VA medical record sharing still too slow; VA kicks off new drive to hire docs; DISA plans follow-on to Encore II contract

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , DISA , Veterans Affairs , VA , inspector general , contracting , technology , Robert McDonald , Jennifer Carter , oversight , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:47pm EDT

Army general fails to investigate sexual assault, retires as 1-star

Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison drops in rank from two-star to one-star for failing to investigate sexual assault accusations.

Tags: Michael Harrison , Army , Crime of the Week , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 08/29/2014, 06:54am EDT

Military fight against ISIL may require more money

The Pentagon may need to ask Congress for more money if the Obama administration steps up attacks against ISIL. DoD has not yet stated publicly how much it has spent so far in the fight against ISIL. The U.S. operation in Iraq so far has included relief drops of 636 bundles of food, water and medical supplies, at least 100 air strikes and about 60 reconnaissance aircraft missions a day.

Tags: ISIL , Iraq , military aid , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Friday - 08/29/2014, 09:00am EDT

Air Force to bridge budget shortfalls by teaming with state, local governments

Air Force's new community partnership program looks to cut the costs of running bases by sharing operating and maintenance costs with the local communities in their neighborhoods.

Tags: Air Force , Steven Zander , management , budget , intergovernmental cooperation , Jared Serbu

Friday - 08/29/2014, 04:03am EDT
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Pete Randazzo, Local 1690 Union President, NFFE

One of the longest-running conflicts the Pentagon deals with is the fight over employee performance management. The National Security Personnel System only lasted a couple of years before Congress voted it out of existence. Now the Defense Department is taking another shot at employee performance management. Pete Randazzo is Local 1690 Union President for the National Federation of Federal Employees. Randazzo was co-lead for a Performance Management Design Team that offered recommendations to the Pentagon. He explained his team's work on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Pete Randazzo , NFFE , In Depth , performance management

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:27pm EDT
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Army tries to solve supply chain management problems with mobile apps

The Defense Department has a plan to get its supply chain management issues off of the Government Accountability Office's high risk list, but progress has been very slow. The Army has a plan to speed things up.

Tags: Army , GAO , Supply chain management , Jack Wayman , technology , mobile , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:53am EDT
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Adm. James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO

United States operations in Iraq and Syria today put the U.S. in an unusual position. By fighting one opponent, the U.S. military is indirectly benefitting another nation it considers an adversary. That is one example of the fluidity of war fighting in the 21st century. Adm. James Stavridis is Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO. He helped lead a task force on Creative Disruption for the Center for a New American Security. A paper on that task force looks at the disconnect between industry and DoD right now -- and on In Depth with Francis Rose, Admiral Stavridis said there are several answers.

Tags: James Stavridis , Tufts University , NATO , In Depth

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:05pm EDT
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Tester targets tax-delinquent Defense contractors

Lawmaker asks National Security Director James Clapper to take action against the tax- delinquents and inform them that their potentially harmful financial behaviors put the nation's security at risk.

Tags: Jon Tester , James Clapper , security clearance reform , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , contracting , industry , workforce , Senate , Congress , ODNI , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:18pm EDT

RFP officially begins DoD effort to modernize electronic health records

After more than a year of planning, the Defense Department issues the final solicitation for a commercial software to replace its AHLTA program. The Pentagon expects to make a single award for the contract that could be worth $11 billion over its lifetime.

Tags: technology , electronic health records , health IT , acquisition , contracting , Christopher Miller , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:51am EDT

Elana Broitman, Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, DoD

Elana Broitman will soon leave the Defense Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy. Andre Gudger -- Director of the Office of Small Business Programs -- will take over her role on an acting basis until Secretary Broitman's position is filled. On In Depth with Francis Rose, Broitman said the companies she's worked with in the past year have shown her (and the department) they can do amazing things.

Tags: Elana Broitman , In Depth

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 04:15pm EDT
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