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Thornberry's first bite at DoD reform seeks to boost acquisition workforce, cut its paperwork

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the acquisition proposals he will release on Wednesday are merely a discussion draft and he's actively seeking more input. Initial language would boost program managers' roles in the system and shave reporting requirements.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Mac Thornberry , acquisition , acquisition reform , Center for Strategic & International Studies , House Armed Services Committee ,

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:52am EDT
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On DoD: Navy launches ‘Innovation Cell' to speed IT acquisition

Navy officials plan an industry day to formally launch a new framework for IT procurement, designed to work within the existing acquisition system to much more rapidly insert commercial technologies into Navy networks.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Navy , Technology , acquisition , PEO-EIS , Paul Ghyzel , Dan DelGrosso , Jeff Frailey ,

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:24am EDT
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Retired generals, defense insiders named to panel on Army's future

At the end of last year, Congress ordered up a new commission to study the Army's future. We now know who will serve on that eight-member study panel.

Tags: DoD , Army , Larry Ellis , Kathleen Hicks , Tom Lamont , Jack Stultz , Bob Hale , James Thurman , Ray Chandler , Carter Ham , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:12am EDT

New high-level council will guide DoD's ‘neglected' electronic warfare programs

As part of its "third offset" strategy, the Pentagon says it needs a big focus on electronic warfare.

Tags: Bob Work , DoD , Frank Kendall , Sandy Winnefeld , Defense Science Board , Technology , electronic warfare , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:04am EDT

Pentagon dipping its toe into BYOD

Terry Halvorsen, DoD's chief information officer, told reporters last week that he plans to conduct a limited bring-your-own-device pilot this summer.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , Terry Halvorsen , DoD , BYOD , Technology , cybersecurity

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:00am EDT

Military leaders express misgivings about House plan to boost their budget

Pentagon officials are adamant that sequestration-level spending is incompatible with the current Defense strategy. But, they also have serious concerns with the plan House Republicans released this week to boost Defense funding, saying it would limit their options and keep the military in a state of budget uncertainty.

Tags: DoD , Budget , OCO , management , sequestration , House Budget Committee , Congress , House Armed Services Committee , Ray Odierno , Mac Thornberry , Mark Welsh , Mike McCord , Mike Rogers

Friday - 03/20/2015, 04:00am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Top Pentagon officials are adamant that sequestration-level spending simply won't work for the military. But they also have serious misgivings about the plan House Republicans released this week to increase the DoD budget. They say it would limit their options and keep the military in a state of constant uncertainty. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the story.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:48pm EDT
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DoD now emphasizes cost over quantity in data center consolidation

Pentagon's updated approach to data center consolidation will focus on new factors, including the capability of IT services, not just numerical inventory.

Tags: DoD , Technology , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Terry Halvorsen , Dave DeVries ,

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:29am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

A more nuanced strategy is what the Defense Department is applying to its data center consolidation initiative. When the Pentagon first started four years ago, the approach was relatively straightforward: first count the data centers, then close as many as possible. As Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports, DoD says that more nuanced strategy focuses more on cost than sheer numbers.

Tags: In Depth , DoD

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 05:11pm EDT

Brennan says new CIA cyber branch part of digital evolution

The CIA director said the agency is following the spy business into the digital realm, but it is not trying to step on other intelligence agencies' turf.

Tags: Intelligence Community , CIA , John Brennan , Council on Foreign Relations , management , cybersecurity , Reorganization ,

Monday - 03/16/2015, 03:58am EDT
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