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DoD's BRAC wish hitting brick wall on Capitol Hill

The Pentagon insists it is paying to maintain much more military base infrastructure than it needs, and the problem will only get worse as the Defense Department shrinks due to budget reductions. Congress, however, remains unsympathetic.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , Kelly Ayotte , Jeanne Shaheen , Katherine Hammack , Kathleen Ferguson , John Conger , management , Senate Armed Service Committee

Monday - 05/06/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Sequestration already biting Navy, Marines readiness

Currently deployed units and those behind them are fully trained and equipped, the services say. But those next in line "aren't doing much." The fiscal 2013 budget also may be too little, too late in some ship repair and maintenance efforts.

Tags: Navy , Marine Corps , sequestration , furlough , Congress , Philip Cullom , William Tryon , William Burke , House Armed Services Committee

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 05:15am EDT
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DoD grants network access to Android, BlackBerry 10 devices

The Pentagon's mobile plan includes device approvals that will involve some up-front costs. The expectation is those costs will be quickly offset by eliminating the inefficiency of the slow, stovepiped and outdated approaches that have characterized DoD mobility up until now.

Tags: DoD , mobile computing , technology , Android , BlackBerry , Damien Pickart , Robert Wheeler , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:20am EDT
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Budget turmoil creates hurdles for DoD auditability

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Tex.) is a certified public accountant who chaired a year-long series of hearings on DoD audit readiness for the House Armed Services Committee. He spoke with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Mike Coffman

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 05:48pm EDT
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Tightening budgets force DARPA to alter course for R&D

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has been at the forefront of some of the most innovative technologies ever created including the Internet. But as budgets tighten, the agency's director says she's trying to figure out how to deal with an increasingly complex threat environment as less money flows into the research and development pipeline.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , research and development , Arati Prabhakar , technology , cybersecurity , GPS , sequestration

Monday - 04/29/2013, 05:57am EDT
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Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration

Army leaders say the belated passage of a 2013 budget helped this year's fiscal picture, but the service still is more than $15 billion short of funds. If sequestration continues, the service will shrink by at least 100,000 soldiers.

Tags: DoD , Army , Congress , sequestration , workforce , civilian workforce , John McHugh , Raymond Odierno , Senate Armed Service Committee , furloughs

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 07:22am EDT
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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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