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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Tags: Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , management , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , data center consolidation , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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State, DoD fall short in tracking $1.8B in contracts

An in-depth analysis report by a Senate committee exposes inadequacies in spending on counternarcotics contracts in Latin America, which may affect future expansion to Afghanistan.

Tags: contracting , industry , Claire McCaskill , State , DynCorp , Lockheed Martin , Raytheon , ITT , ARINC , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , contract oversight , contract management , Courtney Thompson

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:43pm EDT

Civilian feds helping Afghan Defense

Civilians who work for the Defense Department are on the ground in Afghanistan, collaborating with counterparts there to build effective defense institutions.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 10:40am EDT

DoD clearance success paves way for future

Management leaders in the Defense Department said a dogged and determined end-to-end examination of the government's complex security clearance processes got that topic off of GAO's high risk list this year. That approach is coming to the rest of DoD's back office operations.

Tags: management , technology , DCMO , Elizabeth McGrath , David Wennergren , Government Executive , security clearances , GAO , High Risk list , back office functions , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:23am EDT
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Cost management lessons from DoD

Lou Crenshaw is a Principal at Grant Thornton. He joins In Depth with cost management lessons from the Pentagon

Tags: In Depth , defense , cost management , management , Grant Thornton , Lou Crenshaw

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 06:08pm EDT
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Training on law admitting gays moving smoothly

A non-event is how Army Vice Chief of Staff Peter Charelli describes the training that U.S. troops are getting on a new law allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. Most of the problems and trouble that had been predicted appears not to have materialized. The Pentagon has avoiding giving up details on the training because of concern that too much attention could enflame the issue. All of the training should be complete by mid august. Two point two million people need to be trained on the new regulation.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , defense

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 12:52pm EDT

Performance symposium no longer just for DoD

JD Sicilia, Director of Strategic Management and Performance at DoD and Rosye Cloud, director of Performance Improvement Council join Francis Rose for the Executive Hour on In Depth

Tags: management , performance , In Depth , JD Sicilia , Rosye Cloud , defense , Performance Improvement Council

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 06:48pm EDT
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DOD evaluating role of Guard, reserves

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , National Guard , National Guard and Reserves , DoD Report , Robert Gates

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 08:40am EDT

Grassley: DoD IG makes progress, but not enough

Sen. Chuck Grassley, issuing his second report on the status of the Defense Department's inspector general, said there are "positive trends" in the office he has previously criticized but he and his staff still give the IGs work a "D minus."

Tags: Congress , management , auditing , Chuck Grassley , Gordon Heddell , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 07:36am EDT
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DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: contracting , industry , regulations , Procurement Integrity Act , Federal Register , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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