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In this week's edition of Agency of the Month, John Hickey talks about bringing vendor-agnostic, commercial-off-the-shelf mobility solutions at all classification levels to the Department of Defense.
What happened with the Abu Anas al Libi interrogation? There are reports that interrogators essentially gave up, because he stopped eating and drinking regularly, which caused his Hepatitis C problem to worsen. U.S. officials say he was taken to a hospital before being taken to a hospital in New York, before his appearance in court in New York. Al Libi, suspected of being a long time al Qaida operative, plead not guilty to terrorism charges yesterday in New York.
Secretary of Defense Hagel spoke with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan Monday to consult on regional issues. Hagel emphasized the U.S. commitment to regional security and noted that the strong U.S.-UAE bilateral relationship remains integral to regional stability. Hagel also reaffirmed U.S. commitment to the strategic partnership with Egypt, and discussed the recent decision about US security assistance to Egypt.
Congress approves a $175 million spending package that will let the Army move ahead with plans to consolidate 400 IT security watchtowers down to around a dozen. The cyber initiative is part of broader effort to move the entire DoD toward the Joint Information Environment.
Nearly all of the Defense Department's civilians are now working, despite the government shutdown. Many members of Congress believe none of those civilians should have been furloughed to begin with. DoD remains unsure how to address contractors under the Pay Our Military Act.
Tags: Congress , House Armed Services Committee , government shutdown , Robert Hale , Mike Coffman , Rob Wittman , Robert Taylor , Pay Our Military Act , pay and benfits , industry , Jared Serbu , contracting
Jamie Morin, the outgoing comptroller and President Barack Obama's nominee to be DoD's second director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation office, told lawmakers Thursday that the Air Force would struggle to meet the 2014 financial management deadline. Jo Ann Rooney, the nominee to be undersecretary of the Navy, said furloughs from sequestration and the government shutdown have delayed progress on several programs.
Tags: management , Congress , Jo Ann Rooney , Jamie Morin , Michael Lumpkin , financial management , audit readiness , Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , acquisition , government shutdown , sequestration , Jason Miller , Air Force , Navy
Defense Department Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter will retire in December, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Carter plans to leave DoD Dec. 4, according to a statement from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he was "offended, outraged and embarrassed" the government shutdown prevented DoD from providing death benefits for its service members.