The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is the latest DoD organization to jump on the OTA bandwagon with an arrangement that would spend $100 million on 14 cyber technology areas.
The Defense Innovation Board, tasked by Congress to deliver report on software acquisition, is doing all it can to avoid writing a long document that will gather dust on a shelf.
Rep. Mike Conaway, one of just a few financial accounting experts in Congress, says the Defense Department has already shown tremendous progress as it undertakes its first-ever audit.
Military personnel say DOPMA is foundationally sound, but needs more workarounds, especially for highly-technical fields
Among the differences this year: some commissaries could remain open, travel polices get more restrictive.
Navy says all of its Japan-based ships are caught up on training, certification standards, a dramatic departure from a year ago.
Navy could announce 21 weeks of paternity leave as soon as next month, but the boost would require a change in DoD policy.
Although failures of basic seamanship and training were largely to blame for last year’s collisions, the Navy says it also needs to fix basic problems with the equipment it’s provided to its deck officers.
Costs of DoD’s full-scope financial audit will approach $1 billion in the effort’s first year, but Defense officials contend the benefits are well worth the price.
Deputy Defense secretary Patrick Shanahan alters the membership of DoD’s Cloud Executive Working Group, removing its acquisition chief, adding its CIO.
The Air Force says it will no longer require its most-junior airmen to go through formal performance reviews. Officials framed the move as the latest in a series of steps to reduce administrative burdens.
A congressionally-mandated study finds that although there has been an uptick in bid protests in recent years, no evidence exists that companies are filing them willy-nilly.
In 2018, the Navy is implementing new sleep and ship deployment schedules for its 7th Fleet after four major accidents in the prior year.
Army plans to assemble a vendor consortium with the goal of conducting 6-24 cyber prototyping projects a year, each within 30 days.