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DoD, VA choose e-health GUI

The Defense Department and Veteran's Affairs have chosen its "mainline" interface for their joint e-health record.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , VA , e-health , GUI , technology

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 10:40am EDT

Defense bill nudges toward outsourcing

Several outsourcing-friendly provisions made their way into the Defense authorization bill approved by the House of Representatives last week. The bill would lift a moratorium on public-private competitions via the A-76 process in DoD, and expresses the sense of Congress that DoD should insource only those jobs which are inherently governmental.

Tags: contracting , industry , OMB , inherently governmental , insourcing , outsourcing , A-76 , competition , Lexington Institute , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Defense Logistics Agency , Carlyle Group , Frank Finelli , David Berteau , John Conger , Redding Hobby , Dan Goure , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/30/2011, 11:14am EDT
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Military plays rare game of musical chairs

President Barack Obama announced Monday his intention to nominate Army Gen. Martin Dempsey as the next Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy DeLeon talks with Federal News Radio.

Tags: Rudy deLeon , appointments , Mike Mullen , Martin Dempsey , In Depth , James Winnefeld , people , management

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:47pm EDT
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How DoD develops joint requirements

John Pendleton is Director of Defense Capabilities and Management Issues at GAO.

Tags: John Pendleton , GAO , In Depth , management , joint requirements

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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Raytheon wins $21M Air Force contract for combat ID system

The system is to identify other combat units and prevent fratricide.

Tags: Raytheon , Cybersecurity Update , technology , Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications , Federal Drive , Air Force

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:40pm EDT

CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , industry , management , Vivek Kundra , OMB , IT management reforms , agile development , AFCEA , CBP , VA , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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House defense bill passes with slight pay, TRICARE increases

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.

Tags: National Defense Authorization Act , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:51pm EDT

DISA using BRAC as IT forcing function

Henry Sienkiewicz, DISA's chief information officer, said the move to Fort Meade, Md. has given his office the opportunity to upgrade and transform its technology network and how employees use IT day-to-day.
May 26, 2011

Tags: technology , Henry Sienkiewicz , DISA , BRAC Impact , IT consolidation , identity management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Industry Chatter: SAIC copes with defense cuts

Federal contractors are feeling the pinch of defense cuts. Federal News Radio spoke with Deb Alderson, president of SAIC's Defense Solutions Group, about how her company is adjusting to the cuts.

Tags: SAIC , Deb Alderson , In Depth , Industry Chatter , Francis Rose , contracting , industry

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:05pm EDT
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President Obama to chose next Joint Chiefs Chairman

Who will be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? The Associated Press indicates "Two people familiar with President Barack Obama's search" indicate he's chosen Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Pentagon officials asked about it declined to comment on it way or the other. Dempsey would be an interesting choice because he just started a four-year term as Army chief of staff on April 11. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen's term ends Oct. 1.

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

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 02:31pm EDT
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