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DoD acquisition managers told to think for themselves

The Pentagon's top acquisition official released guidance this week to implement the Defense Department's latest iteration of the Better Buying Power program. The plan tells acquisition managers their first priority should be to use their own expertise in making decisions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , Frank Kendall ,

Friday - 04/26/2013, 06:46am EDT
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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , Integrated health records system , iEHR , Michael Gilmore , technology , information sharing , exclusive

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Military groups fight to stop DoD budget proposal

Advocacy organizations are criticizing the Pentagon's proposed fee increase for TRICARE as unfair and discriminatory.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , Military Officers Association of America , Steven Strobridge , Lindsay Graham , Kathleen Moakler , National Military Family Association ,

Friday - 04/19/2013, 05:24am EDT
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Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.

Tags: DoD , Congress , science and technology , sequestration , DARPA , Matthew Klunder , Alan Shaffer , Arati Prabhakar , House Armed Services Committee , budget , research and development

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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Hagel orders DoD to 'restructure' path toward integrated health record

The Pentagon delays its RFP for a new electronic health record system. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says a revised approach is coming soon.

Tags: VA , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Chuck Hagel , House Appropriations Committee , industry , contracting , technology , DoD , health IT

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT
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DoD makes auditability a priority, but will likely miss 2014 deadline

The Defense Department's attitude toward the importance of auditability has undergone a marked change, but experts believe compliance with its next legal deadline will be a stretch.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , DoD , audit readiness , financial management , Congress , Mike Conaway , DoD IG , Dan Blair , Tracy Porter , Grant Thornton ,

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Redundant agency programs wasting billions of dollars

From catfish inspections to military uniforms, redundancy problems within government agencies span virtually every major department and agency across government, according to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. The latest report from Dodaro's Government Accountability Office brings the number of redundant or inefficient mission areas within agencies to 162.

Tags: GAO , duplication , Congress , management

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 03:01pm EDT

Navy mandates partial migration to commercial cloud

A new memo from Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen tells the Navy and Marine Corps to move public-facing data to commercial cloud service providers.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Marine Corps , cloud computing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Analysis: Pay, benefits, O&M will swallow entire DoD budget by 2024

Absent structural changes, the combination of 10-year budget caps Congress has already approved and rising growth in personnel costs mean DoD would be able to sign paychecks, administer healthcare benefits and not much more.

Tags: Congress , workforce , DoD , budget , 2014 budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:48am EDT
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No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises

DoD says it's committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , furlough , Robert Hale , Danny Werfel , Association of Government Accountants ,

Monday - 04/01/2013, 05:26am EDT
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