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New, standardized VA forms aim to speed up disability claims process

The Department of Veterans Affairs is set to introduce new, standardized disability claims forms to help streamline the claims process. The goal is to make it easier for veterans and their survivors to clearly state their claims and also provide necessary documentation.

Tags: pay and benefits , Veteran Affairs , disability claims , veterans , Robert McDonald , Allison Hickey

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 03:30pm EDT

Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Pentagon is about a month away from rescinding a 2012 policy that made the Defense Information Systems Agency the only outlet for DoD agencies to buy cloud services from commercial providers. As Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports, department IT leaders think the current approach is taking too long.

Tags: In Depth , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 04:23pm EDT
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DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , acquisition , Defense Information Systems Agency , Terry Halvorsen ,

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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Pentagon's new version of Better Buying Power focuses on ‘technical excellence'

The latest blueprint to improve DoD's acquisition process will try to help the military achieve game-changing end products and spend less time on the business end of the acquisition system. Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the strategy remains in draft form while DoD gathers feedback from a variety of experts.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , industry , Better Buying Power , Frank Kendall , Stan Soloway ,

Monday - 09/22/2014, 05:19am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department unveiled the latest version of its Better Buying Power initiative Friday. It shifts its emphasis toward the need to drive more advanced technologies into the products DoD buys. Federal News Radio's DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has the details.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:14pm EDT
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Intel agencies push shared IT services from concept to reality

After two years of planning and pilot programs, the intelligence community says its plan to integrate the IT systems of its 17 agencies is moving forward toward large-scale adoption.

Tags: DoD , ODNI , ICITE , technology , Al Tarasiuk , David White , shared services ,

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:38am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

Three years after intelligence community leaders agreed it was time to consolidate their IT systems into a shared infrastructure, the project has moved from a planning and piloting phase. IC officials say they're well on their way toward implementation. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu has more.

Tags: In Depth

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:34pm EDT
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Army, Air Force reach first milestone in shared cybersecurity system

The Army and Air Force are using a shared network security infrastructure at Joint Base San Antonio as of Sept. 14. It's a major step toward the Defense Department's goal of moving base-level cybersecurity operations to a more defensible, centrally-managed architecture.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , Army , Air Force , Michael Krieger , Douglas Wiltsie , John Morrison ,

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 05:01am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Army and Air Force take a big step forward in their plan to build a shared cybersecurity infrastructure for their bases in the continental U.S. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu reports the first base is now up and running under that joint security architecture. Several more are expected to follow suit in rapid fashion.

Tags: In Depth

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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On DoD: Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel

On this week's show, a deep dive into military personnel management within the Navy. Our guest for the full hour is Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Tags: Bill Moran , Navy , DoD , On DoD ,

Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 05:37pm EDT
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