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An elite Canadian military unit is under investigation. The Canadian Defense Department has launched two probes into possible misconduct by its elite commando force, officials said Tuesday. Reuters reports the investigations began after a member of the commando group, Joint Task Force 2, raised serious allegations against another member of the force, as well as against JTF2 in general, a Defense Department spokesman said. Captain David Scanlon, who declined to give precise details, said the affair could concern Afghan prisoners taken by Canadian troops.
Big changes are in the works for the Pentagon Inspector General's Office after a report from one of the top Republicans in the Senate finds billions of dollars in possible fraud and overpayments. The Project on Government Oversight receives a response from the DoD IG detailing a new approach to how it does business.
VA issues second contract for Agent Orange claims
The National Cybersecurity Protection System is testing software and hardware from the Defense Department and industry to figure out how to expand the Einstein toolset. DHS reports that 13 of 19 major agencies already have installed Einstein 2. The department also is planning to hold an industry day for a classified cyber RFI.
Agencies are turning to innovation challenges as a way to solve problems and get people from outside the government involved in coming up with solutions. The White House launched Challenge.gov Tuesday and 15 agencies already are using the platform to hold contests. DoD has four challenges on the platform looking at a variety of issues.
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The Pentagon's top watchdog has abandoned efforts to do in-depth audits of defense contracts, leaving billions of dollars in taxpayer money at risk because of overpayments and fraud, according to an investigative report due to be made public Thursday.
Army builds tank test track at Aberdeen
Federal News Radio asked you which agency has the best transportation and parking options as part of our Best of the Federal Government series. The results are now in.
Air Force headquarters is restructuring parts of its space program. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley says the changes will streamline space operations, and will apply to headquarters, but not field offices. The review involved over 70 key people and organizations, including the Air Force, the Department of Defense, Congress and other space related groups within government and the commercial sector. Among the changes, the Air Force undersecretary will take charge of the space program. Also, the job of space acquisition has been moved out of the undersecretary of the Air Force's office to the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. The Secretary says the changes will allow Air Force to perform space work in a more streamlined and effective way, with the ultimate goal of providing the best space support to the warfighter.