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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Changes to CIO role, a $37 million financial audit, and review of LPTA contracts

In this week's "Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook," the Pentagon is making some adjustments to the role of its chief information officer; DoD awards contracts for its first large-scale financial audit; the Pentagon's acquisition chief says a few high-profile "lowest-price technically acceptable" cases have blown the whole thing out of proportion and Jessica Wright, who's served as the undersecretary of Defense for personnel and readiness since January 2013, announced that she'll be retiring at the end of March.

Tags: DoD , Inside the DoD Reporters Notebook , technology , financial management , acquisition , Air Force , Terry Halvorsen , audit readiness , Randall Culpepper , Jessica Wright

Monday - 12/08/2014, 04:08am EST

DoD's 'vertical integration,' effort to further pare administrative costs

Two early pilot programs have shown the Pentagon that it can reduce overhead spending by carefully studying its excess costs rather than cutting each office's budget by an arbitrary figure. Once expanded across DoD's support agencies, the savings could run into the billions.

Tags: DoD , budget , deputy chief management officer , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , Defense One , Jared Serbu

Friday - 11/21/2014, 04:54am EST

Halvorsen named as acting DoD CIO

Terry Halvorsen, who has served as the Navy Department's chief information officer since 2010, will become the acting DoD CIO next week.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Terry Halvorsen , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:44am EDT

Hagel shakes up Pentagon's organizational chart, hopes for $1B in savings

The Defense secretary issues specific directions to implement a 20 percent cutback in the size of his own sprawling support staff, including the elimination and consolidation of several senior positions. Gen. Martin Dempsey will deliver plans to cut the joint staff by 20 percent in the coming weeks, and all military organizations commanded by three or four star generals will do the same.

Tags: Pentagon , DoD , Chuck Hagel , budget , reorganization , workforce , management , deputy chief management officer , Sharon Burke , Jared Serbu , Martin Dempsey

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 03:30pm EST
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Army IT agency head departs for Energy

Donald Adcock, who served from 2010 until this month as the executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, has left the Pentagon to become the associate CIO for IT services at the Department of Energy.

Tags: Donald Adcock , Energy , Army Information Technology Agency , information technology , Mike Locatis , Army , people , John Berthiaume , Robert Brese , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 12:16pm EDT

CIOs ponder change and vision on the job

Fourteen years ago, Congress passed the landmark Clinger-Cohen Act, creating the job of chief information officer in federal agencies. How has the job changed over the years, and what do today's CIOs think of their role?

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , DHS , David Wennergren , DoD , Susan Swart , State Department , Joe Klimavich , NOAA , Government Executive , OMB , Clinger Cohen Act , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:37am EDT
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