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DoD works to institutionalize contracting lessons from Iraq, Afghanistan

Pentagon says planning for future contingencies will include contract management from the get-go rather than letting be an afterthought.

Tags: Congress , contingency contracting , GAO , CRS , Tom DiNapoli , Alan Estevez , Moshe Schwartz , Craig Crenshaw , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 06:06am EDT
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VA's Blue Button now at 1 million users, aims at 100 million soon

Veterans Affairs PHR effort has already gone far beyond VA. After reaching 1 million users, originators of the project have set their sights on 100 million.

Tags: VA , Blue Button , Peter Levin , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , health IT ,

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:42am EDT
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FOIA backlog grows even as agencies process more requests

Agencies dedicated more money and personnel to FOIA processing in 2011, but requests grew even faster.

Tags: FOIA , DoJ , open government , Melanie Pustay , NARA , DHS , DoD ,

Monday - 09/10/2012, 05:32am EDT

DoD trying to fix holes in the military voter assistance program

The DoD inspector general found more than half of military voting assistance offices were unreachable using contact information on the website. Pam Mitchell, the interim director of the Federal Voting Assistance Program, said all the phone numbers now are accurate.

Tags: DoD , FVAP , voting , Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act , Pam Mitchell , Military Voter Protection Project , workforce , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Order calls for interagency cooperation on veterans' mental health

Executive order calls for vets in emotional distress to be seen by a professional within 24 hours. It also enlists HHS, Education, DoD and VA in interagency partnerships to find treatments for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Tags: VA , DoD , HHS , education , mental health , executive order , Barack Obama , Veterans of Foreign Wars , John Hamilton , American Legion , Brian Bertges ,

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Integrated health record tests DoD's agile acquisition aspirations

DoD and VA have both committed to moving from their legacy electronic health record systems to a joint, integrated system by 2017. But there are challenges: an aggressive timeline and an acquisition culture that's not been suited to agility in the past.

Tags: DoD , VA , Integrated Electronic Health Record , technology , health IT , Barclay Butler , Michael Weiner , Leon Panetta , Eric Shinseki , Susan Perez ,

Friday - 08/31/2012, 05:11am EDT
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Group takes 'evidence-based' approach to reforming military compensation

Todd Harrison is the defense budget fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. In this week's edition of On DoD, he talks with Jared Serbu about a new study he's just finished: Rebalancing Military Compensation: An Evidence-based Approach. He asked servicemembers which benefits they actually valued and which ones they didn't.

Tags: On DoD , pay and benefits , DoD , Todd Harrison , military compensation , CSBA

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 03:09pm EDT
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NARA claims progress against backlog of classified papers

Ninety percent of backlogged papers have been assessed and sent to agencies for review, but unexpected problems may cause government to miss 2013 deadline to clear the backlog.

Tags: NARA , CIA , Energy , declassification , classification , David Mengel , Sheryl Shenberger , Robert Warrington , Kenneth Stein , Federal Drive

Thursday - 08/30/2012, 05:20am EDT
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Road to interoperable DoD network starts with less-than-perfect solutions

DoD's path to a networking environment that serves the entire military with a single set of standards will start with the premise that 60-80 percent technology solutions are good enough for now. Pentagon wants to start with commercial technologies that can evolve in capability over time.

Tags: DoD , technology , Joint Information Environment , Joint Staff , Mark Bowman , enterprise email , Afghan Mission Network , Future Mission Network , Mission Partner Environment , acquisition ,

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 11:46am EDT
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McCain opens door to revenue increases to avoid sequestration

The top Republican on the Armed Services committee signaled Thursday that there's room for compromise toward a deal to avoid automatic budget cuts at the end of this year. But not everyone's sure the negative effects of sequestration can be avoided, or even that Congress would reach a deal.

Tags: Senate Armed Services Committee , Carl Levin , John McCain , Congress , budget , management , DoD , sequestration ,

Friday - 06/22/2012, 05:13am EDT
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