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Navy targets billions more in IT savings

Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen says the Navy and Marine Corps have already reduced IT spending by $2 billion, and will soon target billions more in technology spending.

Tags: DoD , technology , budget , Navy , Marine Corps , mobility , data center consolidation , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 12:03pm EDT
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Air Force rolls out more aggressive energy efficiency plan

After reaching one of its energy efficiency goals three years early, the Air Force has adopted a more ambitious plan. On this week's edition of On DoD, Dr. Kevin Geiss offers an update on where the Air Force is at now.

Tags: Kevin Geiss , Air Force , energy efficiency , Green government , On DoD

Wednesday - 05/29/2013, 04:17pm EDT
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DoD waging 'continuing war' on unproductive acquisition bureaucracy

The Pentagon will begin tracking how much time its acquisition managers spend performing and responding to oversight in an effort to remove "non-value-added" processes from the procurement system.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , CSIS , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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VA chipping away at oldest disability claims in backlog

All veterans who have waited two years or more for a decision will have their cases decided by next month, the Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress. Half of the Veterans Benefits Administration's oldest cases already have been removed from the backlog.

Tags: VA , claims backlog , Allison Hickey , Congress , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller ,

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:16am EDT
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DoD chooses interoperability over integration for new e-health record system

Frank Kendall says many different factors played into the Pentagon's decision to go with a competitive bidding process to develop its integrated electronic health record system, instead of adopting VA's VistA program. He said DoD wants to ensure its system is interoperable not just with VA hospitals but with civilian health facilities as well. In addition, Kendall cited cultural differences between the two large agencies.

Tags: DoD , VA , electronic health record , health IT , technology , information sharing , VistA , AHLTA , Frank Kendall , Mike Michaud ,

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:42am EDT
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In Depth Show Blog - May 21, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Phyllis Schneck , Elizabeth Field Singer , Charles Tiefer , Kim Weaver , Lee Wilbur

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 05:58pm EDT

Hagel: Accountability breakdown was leading factor in sexual assaults

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he's taken several steps to improve the military's response to and prevention of sexual assaults, but that the problem can't be solved by policy directives alone. On the matter of sexual assaults, he said he believes the military's chain of command has suffered an accountability breakdown.

Tags: sexual assault , Uniform Code of Military Justice , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Mark Welsh , management , workforce

Monday - 05/20/2013, 05:26am EDT
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In fight over intelligence IT system, Army prioritizes access to data

The Army says hard-won lessons on the battlefield have taught it that stovepiped IT systems have no place in the business of intelligence collection and sharing. It also acknowledges that enforcing a single set of common standards comes with some tradeoffs.

Tags: DoD , Army intelligence , DCGS-A , Ray Odierno , Duncan Hunter , Palantir , technology

Friday - 05/17/2013, 04:11pm EDT
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DoD upends slow approval process for mobile devices

In the past, DoD's security review process took so long that devices were off the market by the time the Pentagon allowed them on government networks. This week, DoD approved a secure, commercial version of Android before its manufacturer even released it.

Tags: DoD , technology , DISA , STIG , Samsung , mobile , Android , Android Knox , John Hickey ,

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:04pm EDT
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2014 budget exposes longstanding Defense budget issues

On this week's On DoD, Defense budget expert Arnold Punaro discuss some of the long-term problems built into Pentagon spending.

Tags: On DoD , Arnold Punaro

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:43pm EDT
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