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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

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: DoD , National Defense Authorization Act , Buck McKeon , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE

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

Hagel orders review of US defense strategy

Tags: Buck McKeon , DoD , budget , F-35

Monday - 03/18/2013, 04:45pm EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Tags: Air Force , Army , cloud computing , Congress , DISA , email as a service , Navy

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

Cyber Command, NSA tout benefits of cloud computing

The head of U.S. Cyber Command says cloud computing is part of his plan for staying ahead of the cyber threats that face the Defense Department. “A year from now we should be well on our way to having a hardened architecture proven and in place, which provides a new level of cybersecurity,” said General [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Cyber Command , Debora Plunkett , DoD , Keith Alexander , NSA

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:09pm EDT

Planned troop cuts draw fire on the Hill

House Armed Services Committee members from both parties pushed against the Pentagon's cost-saving plans to reduce the size of the Army and Marine Corps.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , troop drawdown , Congress

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:40am EST

Pentagon leaders defend budget cuts, priority switches

Top Pentagon officials defended Defense Secretary Robert Gates' proposed multibillion-dollar cuts in military spending.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:08pm EST

HASC to examine DoD efficiency push

The House Armed Services Committee held its first meeting of the 112th Congress on Thursday, approving new rules, an oversight plan, and announcing the leaders and members of subcommittees. Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said the panel will hold its first oversight hearing next week.

Tags: Congress , DoD , Buck McKeon , Adam Smith , Robert Gates , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 07:15pm EST
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Defense oversight to change as GOP moves in

The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.

Tags: DoD Report , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , 2010 Election , Buck McKeon , Ike Skelton , DoD , David Petraeus , Afghanistan , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , GITMO , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:43pm EDT

Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , DoD , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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