The contract, worth $1 billion over five years, goes to Dell, General Dynamics and Microsoft to run an Air Force implementation of Microsoft’s Office 365.
The Air Force chief of staff says he’s giving local commanders more discretion on crew resting periods. The broader point, he says, is to give wings and squadrons authority to run their missions without interference from headquarters.
A yearlong study will examine the entire Air Force research enterprise, with a particular focus on investing more funds in university-based research.
The Navy knows it will need to spend more than $9 billion to renovate its shipyards to meet its current missions. But it hasn’t planned for that expenditure, and the Government Accountability Office says it may be a lowball estimate.
The Navy says there is still no evidence that cyber attacks played a role in the service’s two deadly collisions with commercial vessels, but there are several reasons it’s continuing to pursue that thread.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency says the idea is far from final, but is exploring the idea of trading decades’ worth of its data to commercial firms in exchange for help with artificial intelligence and advanced computing algorithms.
The Army is just a few weeks into what’s likely to be one of the largest tactical IT upgrades in its recent history.
Amendment set for Senate debate this week would focus DoD’s attention on fixing weaknesses in “feeder systems” that supply vital financial data.
Navy knew it was “accepting risks” at least two years ago when it decided to press ahead with more demanding forward deployments in the Asia-Pacific, despite downward slide of routine maintenance and training.
A group of foreign policy experts assembled by the Atlantic Council advocates a “de-layered” State Department, saying the current structure is “unmanageable.”
The Pentagon’s new Cyber Excepted Service will extend the probationary period for new employees to three years and give hiring managers more flexibility to recruit candidates.
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) demands answers from the Navy within two weeks about what it’s done to address $21 million in waste by an unauthorized police force.
U.S. Cyber Command’s elevation to a unified combatant command is “mostly symbolic,” but the symbolism is important.
The authors of a new report for the National Infrastructure Advisory Council say their diagnosis of the federal government’s cyber problems is nothing new.