The annual Defense authorization bill Congress sent to the President last week includes several provisions to redraw the Defense Department’s organizational chart, including one that creates a powerful new Chief Management Officer whose primary job will be overseeing and reforming DoD headquarters functions.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
The Defense Health Agency is still a nascent organization, but its task is enormous. Its purpose is to join together the military services’ medical commands. Section 702 of the 2017 defense authorization bill adds even more responsibility by putting military treatment facilities under DHA’s umbrella. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione speaks with DHA Director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the agency’s future and the challenges it’s facing currently.
The Defense Department has cited lower health care costs as one of the benefits of the $58 billion in contract awards it issued in July to manage its TRICARE health care system. But in at least one of the two contracts, price wasn’t the driving factor.
DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building, something that was unimaginable to the Pentagon’s own IT experts as recently as a few years ago because of cybersecurity concerns.
The Defense Department’s innovation hub chief is optimistic about his organization’s chances during the presidential transition.
The Government Accountability Office has denied nine out of nine bid protests filed by health insurers who came out on the losing end of the Defense Department’s $58 billion in contract awards to run the military’s managed health care system.
The Defense Department now has systems up and running that allow lenders to instantly verify a potential borrower’s military status at the same time his or her credit record is checked.
When the Pentagon demanded nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers pay back a decade-old re-enlistment bonus, it had do back down days later. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, president of the National Guard Association, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine if the incident will produce lasting effects.
DoD is tightening the reins on the research money it gives out to companies. The Pentagon is receiving some backlash for it.
Congress wants to tinker with TRICARE, but one expert says the military health plan is doing fine by itself.
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
It’s a good bet that most Americans have never heard of the military’s Joint Task Force Civil Support. That’s due, in good measure, to the fortunate fact that it’s never had to perform its primary mission during its 17 years in existence: deploying military forces to the site of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) disaster.
Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says agencies handle overpayments in different ways, but the basic processes are similar.
The time has come to split U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency and assign separate leaders to each organization, the nation’s top intelligence official said Tuesday.