The Pentagon says it’s upholding the original intent of the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill by insisting that a key component of the bill is not an entitlement, and only a retention incentive.
New Pentagon guidance lets contracting officers make awards based on informal peer reviews of commercial vendors’ wares, instead of head-to-head competitions
The Defense Innovation Board, tasked by Congress with finding ways to lower DoD’s software acquisition costs and speed projects up, says the department needs to begin by asking different questions of its development teams.
The Defense Information Systems Agency used an Other Transaction Agreement to perform the work, so its scope is unclear. And at least for now, so is the winning firm’s identity.
With a November industry day, the Army is planning a year of pilots to test “smart city” technologies on its bases.
The Pentagon’s inspector general found a senior Marine commander — who is also a former Marine Inspector General — tasked an aide with jobs that compare with “personal servitude.”
Special hiring authorities for personnel working in government-owned depots are set to expire in September.
The Pentagon clarifies CIO’s new role in “cloud initiative.” Dana Deasy’s portfolio of responsibilities includes the JEDI contract, but it’s not clear what else.
A congressional advisory panel says lawmakers have provided numerous ways for DoD to speed up its hiring of acquisition professionals. In fact, they may be too numerous.
The Navy awards a $100 million contract to operate the government’s latest consortium of companies aiming to get in on the military’s increasing reliance on other transaction agreements.
In the second of three volumes laying out fixes for DoD’s acquisition system, the Section 809 panel says a “program-centric” approach leads to sluggish decisions.
As part of a revived effort to manage contractors, civilians and military personnel as a “total force,” DoD intends to propose a new way to conduct public-private competitions.
Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.
Two pilot projects, both using existing data to improve NAVSUP’s business processes, are expected to produce results by August.