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New strategy gives agencies a "springboard" for increasing diversity

Agencies have four months to develop diversity and inclusion plans under a broad, brief governmentwide strategy released Thursday. Proponents say, by making the President's Management Council responsible for progress, the strategy will succeed where past measures have failed.

Tags: diversity , Latino , Hispanic , John Sepulveda , VA , Pat Tamburrino , Veronica Villalobos , OPM , Jorge Ponce , Council of Federal EEO and Civil Rights Executives , hispanic council on federal employment , OMB , Emily Kopp

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:15am EST
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National Guard makes case to keep citizen-soldiers operational, relevant

After a decade in which it has been built up to parity with the active Army and Air Force components, the National Guard should not be allowed to backslide to a point where it is no longer usable, the National Guard chief said Friday.

Tags: National Guard , cybersecurity , Craig McKinley , CSIS , Harry Wyatt , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Cyber Workforce , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 11/21/2011, 05:35am EST
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Leadership from the top, well-trained workforce are key to DoD audits, experts say

The Pentagon faces an uphill climb in getting ready for an audit of its consolidated financial statements by 2017, outside experts said Thursday. Nonetheless, the goal is achievable if the push is sustained by future secretaries of Defense.

Tags: management , financial management , DISA , DFAS , Army Corps of Engineers , DCAA , JoAnn Boutelle , Mark Keeley , Tracy Porter , Deloitte , Grant Thornton , PricewaterhouseCoopers , audit readiness , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/18/2011, 10:54am EST
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Army successfully tests Advanced Hypersonic weapon

Flying low, far and fast, the Army's new missile, the Advanced Hypersonic weapon, successfully completed a test run between two points in the Pacific.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , Army , missile , Space and Missile Defense Command

Friday - 11/18/2011, 09:38am EST

Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA's VistA electronic health records system.
November 17, 2011(Encore presentation December 29, 2011)

Tags: technology , Howard Hays , Indian Health Service , health IT , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Department of Veteran Affairs , electronic health records , telemedicine , VistA

Friday - 11/18/2011, 12:58am EST
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Analysis: DoD budget cut strategy must include China

Andrew Krepinevich is the president and CEO at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Tags: Andrew Krepinevich , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , In Depth

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 06:17pm EST
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DISA website back up after five-day outage

The Defense Information Systems Agency's website had been offline since Saturday. Agency officials blamed a hardware problem.

Tags: DISA , technology , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:46pm EST

OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , acquisition workforce , DAU , FAI , Donna Jenkins , Katrina McFarland , Roger Jordan , PSC , Dan Gordon , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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