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White House to lower DoD budget request for 2012

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that the Pentagon will reduce costs by raising health care premiums of working-age military retirees.

Tags: Robert Gates , DoD , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE ,

Friday - 01/07/2011, 06:25am EST
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Reporters' Roundup: DoD budget cuts, DISA's demilitarized zones

WFED's Jason Miller and Jared Serbu give details on stories they are working on.

Tags: demilitarized zones , DISA , DoD , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , Internet , technology , Robert Gates , budget , Reporters' Roundup

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 04:23pm EST
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Gates to detail DoD spending cuts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was expected to spend the morning detailing for members of Congress his internal cost-cutting measures, which he said in August would save the department $100 billion over five years. Analysts said the effort was intended to preempt any budget cuts that Congress might force on the department.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , Robert Gates , budget cuts , JFCOM , Congress , Jim McAleese , Mackenzie Eaglen , Maren Leed , Heritage Foundation , CSIS ,

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 01:39pm EST

TRICARE expansion for young adults will be retroactive

A new program covering the dependents of TRICARE beneficiaries up to age 26 will not be ready for a formal roll-out for several more months, but one of the program's top officials said they intend to make the new coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

Tags: DoD , TRICARE , pay and benefits , Michael O'Bar , National Guard , reserves ,

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 07:53pm EST
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DoD still working to tighten SSN controls

The Defense Department continues to scrub service members' social security numbers from public DoD websites. The armed services plan to transition to an alternative ID number system by 2012.

Tags: technology , DoD , West Point , identity theft , privacy , PII ,

Monday - 01/03/2011, 06:19pm EST

Critics: DoD IT acquisition report lacks new thinking

Two major contributors to a task force on Defense Department IT acquisition said DoD's report to Congress on its plans for reform contains some good recommendations - but fails to identify how the department will overcome powerful cultural barriers to change. Experts said DoD failed to look outside the traditional Defense industrial complex for new ways to manage the IT lifecycle.

Tags: contracting , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , Kevin Carroll , John Weiler , Mike Wynne , William Lynn , DoD , David Fisher , cloud computing ,

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:09pm EST
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IG: EPA lacks procedures to find right staffing levels

A newly-released EPA Inspector General's audit found that the agency lacks the internal controls it needs to make sure its workforce is aligned with its missions.

Tags: management , best practices , EPA , OMB , inspector general ,

Friday - 12/31/2010, 04:17pm EST

Dodaro sworn in as GAO head

A 30-year veteran of the Government Accountability Office was formally sworn-in Thursday as U.S. Comptroller General.

Tags: management , Congress , GAO , Comptroller General , Gene Dodaro ,

Friday - 12/31/2010, 11:52am EST

DoD, GSA tighten standards on contractor IDs

New regulations published Thursday aim to make sure agencies reclaim vendor employees' HSPD-12 cards when they're no longer needed to perform contract work.

Tags: technology , DoD , GSA , NASA , CAC , smart cards , HSPD-12 , secure identity cards ,

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 09:24am EST

Three-track system to replace Federal Career Internship Program

President Obama has signed an executive order that replaces the controversial Federal Career Intern Program with three consolidated 'pathways.' Administration officials say the old hiring system put agencies at a competitive disadvantage with private sector employers.

Tags: management , hiring , pay and benefits , Federal Career Intern Program , Merit Systems Protection Board , OMB , National Treasury Employees Union , American Federation of Government Employees , Colleen Kelly , John Gage

Monday - 12/27/2010, 07:57pm EST
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