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Peeking inside DoD's next version of Better Buying Power

Should-cost management and affordability-cap elements of acquisition overhaul have worked well, DoD's acquisition chief says. But workforce has overreacted to Pentagon's urging toward more fixed-price contracts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Obama Impact , DoD Report

Thursday - 09/20/2012, 03:54am EDT
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From the Pentagon, a plea for budget normalcy

DoD's top financial manager says the Pentagon is pressing forward to meet Congressional edicts for auditable financial statements. But constant federal budget emergencies are sapping huge amounts of energy from the financial workforce tasked with preparing for audit.

Tags: DoD , financial management , audit readiness , Robert Hale , Elizabeth McGrath , Congress , Air Force , Navy , Gladys Commons , Marilyn Thomas , DEAMS , ERP , House Armed Services Committee , budget , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 09/17/2012, 05:09am EDT
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DoD building cyber workforce of the future

Military's cyber leaders say job satisfaction has so far trumped salary concerns when it comes to building and retaining a workforce of elite cyber warriors. Building the capacity of that training pipeline is the next challenge.

Tags: Obama Impact , DoD , cybersecurity , workforce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Air Force , Michael Basla , Navy , Michael Rogers , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DISA , Henry Sienkiewicz , Roger Greenwell , training , On DoD , DoD Report , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 03:47am EDT
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DoD office helps veterans ease back into civilian life

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was set up in 1972 to help employers enable members of the National Guard and Reserve to re-enter the civilian job market.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , National Guard and Reserves

Monday - 09/17/2012, 10:53am EDT
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First elements of DoD's Joint Information Environment come together in Europe

At meetings this week, DoD gives European Command the go-ahead to start building the first increment of a standards-based IT environment that will collapse thousands of networks into a single, interoperable environment.

Tags: DoD , technology , Joint Information Environment , Joint Enterprise Network , DISA , Army , EUCOM , AFRICOM , David Simpson , Jennifer Napper ,

Friday - 09/14/2012, 05:42am EDT
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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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