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DoD makes auditability a priority, but will likely miss 2014 deadline

The Defense Department's attitude toward the importance of auditability has undergone a marked change, but experts believe compliance with its next legal deadline will be a stretch.

Tags: Rise of the Money People , DoD , Audit readiness , financial management , Congress , Mike Conaway , DoD IG , Dan Blair , Tracy Porter , Grant Thornton ,

Friday - 04/12/2013, 05:28am EDT

Redundant agency programs wasting billions of dollars

From catfish inspections to military uniforms, redundancy problems within government agencies span virtually every major department and agency across government, according to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. The latest report from Dodaro's Government Accountability Office brings the number of redundant or inefficient mission areas within agencies to 162.

Tags: GAO , Duplication , Congress , management

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 03:01pm EDT

Navy mandates partial migration to commercial cloud

A new memo from Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen tells the Navy and Marine Corps to move public-facing data to commercial cloud service providers.

Tags: DoD , Technology , Navy , Marine Corps , cloud computing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 08:30pm EDT

Analysis: Pay, benefits, O&M will swallow entire DoD budget by 2024

Absent structural changes, the combination of 10-year budget caps Congress has already approved and rising growth in personnel costs mean DoD would be able to sign paychecks, administer healthcare benefits and not much more.

Tags: Congress , workforce , DoD , budget , 2014 budget , sequestration , Center for Strategic & Budgetary Assessments , Todd Harrison ,

Monday - 04/08/2013, 07:48am EDT

No civilian furloughs in 2014, Pentagon promises

DoD says it's committed to making sure civilians are not furloughed in fiscal 2014, which begins in October. But if sequestration remains in place, the alternative would almost certainly be involuntary reductions in force for both civilian workers and uniformed service members, officials say.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , budget , furlough , Robert Hale , Danny Werfel , Association of Government Accountants ,

Monday - 04/01/2013, 05:26am EDT

Army uses dashboard technology to combat suicides

System aggregates data from various Army components to help commanders detect risk factors for suicide.

Tags: DoD , Army , suicide , Technology , Susan Lawrence ,

Friday - 04/05/2013, 05:15am EDT

In Depth Show Blog - April 3, 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 , Francis Rose , Mark Forman , John Salamone , Jason Miller , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 03:19pm EDT

Army works to keep stateside technology up-to-date

Col. Mark Elliot is the director of the Army's LandWarNet Mission Command directorate, one of the organizations that helped develop capability set management as part of the NIE process. He talked with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu for this week's edition of On DoD.

Tags: On DoD , Mark Elliot , LandWarNet , Network Integration Evaluation

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 03:24pm EDT

DoD releases more details on revised furlough timeline

Furlough notices will now be sent to employees in early May. Actual furloughs will begin in mid-to-late June, placing most Defense civilians on unpaid leave roughly one day per week for the final seven pay periods of the fiscal year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , workforce , Chuck Hagel , Martin Dempsey , Robert Hale , furloughs

Friday - 03/29/2013, 05:22am EDT

VA pushes DoD to adopt VistA as starting point for electronic health record

Under a revised strategy for creating an interagency e-health record, VA will use its current system, VistA. The department believes DoD should adopt it too.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , Integrated Electronic Health Record , Elizabeth McGrath , Stephen Warren , DoD

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:45am EDT
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