On this week’s edition of On DoD, we take a look at the Army’s current downsizing plan, which will take the service down to 450,000 active duty soldiers by 2017, its smallest size since before…
On this week’s edition of On DoD, we take a deep-dive into DoD’s small business program. Last month, the Small Business Administration announced that for a second year in a row, the federal government met…
On this week’s edition of On DoD, a progress report on the Pentagon’s path toward what officials refer to as Joint Information Environment (JIE): the long effort to reorganize the military services’ IT systems into a more cohesive structure, leverage shared enterprise services and a single security architecture and reduce duplicative IT expenditures.
On this week’s On DoD, Jared Serbu talks to two of the officials overseeing the Joint Information Environment effort from the DoD CIO’s office.
The Army is reexamining its recruitment process. The ultimate goal is to refine the recruiting process so the service still attains top-notch soldiers without ”industrial age” metrics that only measure raw numbers of recruits.
Our guest for this edition of On DoD is Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the Chief of Naval Personnel. He’s a second-time guest: In September, he described his frustrations with the existing military personnel system and some of the ideas the Navy was exploring to remedy them.
On this week’s edition of On DoD, Regina Julian, the chief of primary care for the Defense Health Agency joins Jared Serbu to talk about DoD’s new nurse advice line.
The Defense Health Agency is the newest of the combat support organizations that provide services to all of the military departments.
In the absence of congressional authorization for another BRAC round, the Pentagon contemplates ”alternative options” for base closure. Meanwhile, defense communities see fewer personnel spread across the same number of bases.
Navy officials plan an industry day to formally launch a new framework for IT procurement, designed to work within the existing acquisition system to much more rapidly insert commercial technologies into Navy networks.
Richard Ginman, the director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, left government late last month. In an interview with Federal News Radio’s On DoD a few days before his retirement, he reflected on what’s changed during his 42-year career, and what hasn’t.
An independent report cites a “fee-for-service” model as a main driver in DoD’s rising medical costs, and urges the department to value outcomes over volume in upcoming TRICARE procurement.
Air Force works to manage on-base utility costs through advanced metering initiative and privatization of aging infrastructure.
The Pentagon led the way for the rest of the government by implementing two-factor authentication across many of its systems. But plenty of important IT infrastructure still relies on a “reckless” system that depends on passwords alone for authentication.
Phyllis Wilson is the Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve. She talked about the program and the Reserve’s broader plans for 2015 with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on this week’s On DoD.
On DoD focuses on the programs and policies that affect the Defense Department. Each week, Defense Reporter Jared Serbu speaks one-on-one and in depth with the people responsible for managing the inner workings of the federal government's largest department, and those who know it best.