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Pentagon applying lessons from past ERP failures

DoD said it is tightening-up governance over its large business IT systems, looking for indicators of future failure and forcing resource sponsors to justify their needs before projects begin. Elizabeth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, told House lawmakers the Pentagon is working on data quality and changing business processes to avoid previous problems.

Tags: DoD , ERP , Congress , ECSS , Air Force , Elizabeth McGrath , John McCain , House Armed Services Committee , technology , VA , health IT

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:09am EDT
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DoD puts 1 million users in its cloud email system

The Army expects to mostly finish the migration to enterprise email by the end of this month. The Air Force and the Navy begin pilot tests using the cloud applications.

Tags: DoD , technology , enterprise email , DISA , Army , Microsoft , Alfred Rivera , John Hale , cloud computing , Navy , Air Force

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:01am EDT
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Sequestration forcing DoD's acquisition programs into 'damage limitation' mode

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said he's planning day-to-day, not year-to-year because of sequestration's indiscriminate cuts and political uncertainty over DoD's budget. In 2014, there will be more opportunities to prioritize, but spending reductions also will lead to cancellation of contracts and downsizing of the military and civilian workforce.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , McAleese & Associates , Credit Suisse , industry , budget

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:46am EDT
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Army promises improvements in evaluation of soldiers with PTSD

Internal review finds no systemic issues with regard to the misdiagnosis of post-traumatic stress among soldiers, but it makes dozens of recommendations for improving the disability evaluation system.

Tags: DoD , Army , PTSD , John McHugh , IDES , Patty Murray , Patricia Horoho ,

Monday - 03/11/2013, 06:05am EDT
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FBI investigating NASA whistleblower reports of Chinese data breach

Congressman Frank Wolf, whose subcommittee handles NASA's budget, said whistleblowers have reported a foreign national connected to an 'entity of concern' was allowed to exfiltrate sensitive data to China. The FBI is investigating the allegations.

Tags: NASA , Frank Wolf , Congress , David Weaver , workforce , physical security , management , House Appropriations Committee , FBI

Friday - 03/08/2013, 05:13am EST
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New DoD facilities going green

Mike Johnson, the associate vice chancellor for facilities at University of Arkansas led a National Academy of Sciences study of the new buildings for the Pentagon. He tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu in this week's On DoD that the costs and benefits of green buildings are hard to calculate but that DoD should continue the project in the meantime.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Mike Johnson , LEED , green energy

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 03:20pm EST
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Joint Chiefs welcome House fiscal 2013 budget proposal

The lower chamber's bill would significantly soften the blow against DoD and potentially eliminate current plans such as civilian furloughs because of the automatic budget cuts. The remainder of the government would remain under both sequestration and a full-year continuing resolution.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Congress , continuing resolution , Ray Odierno , Jonathan Greenert , Mark Welsh , James Amos , House Appropriations Committee , House , Veterans Affairs

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 06:36am EST
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DoD's recovery from sequestration-related cuts will take months, years

With sequestration now in effect, the Defense Department says it will have to begin to make decisions that cross the threshold between "reversible" cuts to military capability and those that will have long-lasting impacts.

Tags: sequestration , DoD , Chuck Hagel , Ashton Carter , industry , acquisition , Air Force , Army , Navy , training , workforce ,

Monday - 03/04/2013, 05:21am EST
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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Charles Davis , small business , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Sequestration treadmill picking up steam across DoD

The automatic budget cuts set to occur under sequestration will go into effect as a matter of law on Friday. But their full impact won't be felt until late this spring, long after lawmakers encounter the next budget showdown.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , OMB , budget , Karen Dyson , Curt Rauhut , Mark Welsh , James Amos , House Appropriations Committee , Air Force , Marine Corps , Army , service contracts

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:27am EST
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