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Gen. Ray Odierno, the commander of the soon to be shuttered Joint Forces Command said Wednesday that the vast majority of jobs lost in JFCOM's closure would be contracted positions. Most of the command's civilian and uniformed billets will be moved into a newly-created two-star command or transferred to individual military services.
The Defense Department wants its information technology projects to be developed in smaller, faster chunks that take no more than 18 months to deploy. One Air Force program executive officer says he's already doing it in 12 months.
The government on Friday issued a new 10-year strategy for dealing with the increasingly contested, increasingly congested area of space. The document aims to preserve the U.S. leadership role in space while also building effective international norms.
A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.
The Defense Department said in a report made public Wednesday that it continued to do business with more than a dozen vendors who has been debarred or suspended for fraud. DoD says it intends to implement training and issue guidance to correct the problem.
Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that creating a more flexible workplace is a "strategic imperative" for the Defense Department. He said the military must make the same adaptations that are being made in the private sector and in civilian agencies if it intends to hold onto its talent.
DoD employees gave more than $17 million to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2010, Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn said Monday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that a new automated system has cut the backlog of education benefit claims under the new Post-9/11 GI bill and sped up the process of delivering payments to students. VA is using an agile technology development approach to make changes easier and faster.
Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.
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The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.