The Army’s quick response acquisition shop is beginning to field technologies.
Women are now eligible to hold any position in the military. But that doesn’t mean everything is equal. Military women have been hosting so-called Lean In circles to discuss solutions to problems women face in the military and DoD workplace. Army Maj. Gen. Patricia Frost worked with Facebook executive and Lean In creator Sheryl Sandberg to bring more Lean In techniques to the military. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione spoke with Frost about her work on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Army says commands have already issued several RFPs under new contract vehicle for cloud services, migration.
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
You can’t separate the Navy from the world’s oceans. Almost since its founding, the Navy has maintained expertise in ocean science to help it perform its mission.
Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.
The Army Reserve has taken on a much more important operational role in the last couple of decades. Now about 200,000 strong, it’s about to celebrate another birthday. Participating in those celebrations will be Army Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Moeller. He’s also the Army’s non-commissioned officer of the year and he joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Army is in the midst of a sweeping review of its intelligence apparatus. Interviews and surveys are asking commanders at every level what they’ll need from the intelligence corps over the next decade.
Facilities that house combat units are in bad condition and the funds are not there to fix them.
After years of work inventorying its legacy business information technology systems and building more modern ones to replace them, the Army says it has an aggressive plan in place to cut its number of business IT systems in half.
When the Army dropped a waste removal contractor for a base in Louisiana, it didn’t plan on a protest from the good folks of Dripping Spring, Texas. But the incumbent contractor, located in that gateway to hill country, did in fact protest the new award, which went to the government of the parish in which Fort Polk is located. Procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell shares the details of this curious case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The National Security Agency is holding its 17th annual Cyber Defensive Exercise to help young cyber warriors hone their skills.
The Army cast off nearly 700 soldiers in the second half of 2016.
Military officials say the 2017 continuing resolution could be the worst yet. The service chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps all told Congress this week that this year could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.