Coast Guard Master Chief Jonathan Towne is celebrating his retirement as drum major with one more march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Towne has been marching in inaugural parades with the Coast Guard Band since 1989.
The nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more sure than ever that Russia interfered in the presidential election
With the the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board resigning in less than a week, employees appealing their disciplinary actions will have to be patient as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump to appoint at least one member for a quorum.
Jeff Neal, the former DHS chief human capital officer, shares his most widely-read column of 2016, which is sadly still timely.
Meagan Metzger, founder of Dcode42, sat down with Erwin Godoy, the Chief Innovation Strategist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Enterprise Innovation Office, to discuss why the tech world has barely scratched the surface of its full potential with the federal government, and what can be done to bring the two sides closer together.
For the past three years, the Defense Intelligence Agency has been experimenting with a rapid technology acquisition project called “Needipedia,” in which it publishes the technology gaps it wants to fill, lets industry respond with short white papers, then buys new capabilities in as little as a month.
The annual Defense authorization bill Congress sent to the President last week includes several provisions to redraw the Defense Department’s organizational chart, including one that creates a powerful new Chief Management Officer whose primary job will be overseeing and reforming DoD headquarters functions.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
The Defense Health Agency is still a nascent organization, but its task is enormous. Its purpose is to join together the military services’ medical commands. Section 702 of the 2017 defense authorization bill adds even more responsibility by putting military treatment facilities under DHA’s umbrella. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione speaks with DHA Director Vice Adm. Raquel Bono on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the agency’s future and the challenges it’s facing currently.
The Defense Department has cited lower health care costs as one of the benefits of the $58 billion in contract awards it issued in July to manage its TRICARE health care system. But in at least one of the two contracts, price wasn’t the driving factor.
DoD now has a fully-functional Wi-Fi network throughout much of the building, something that was unimaginable to the Pentagon’s own IT experts as recently as a few years ago because of cybersecurity concerns.
The Defense Department’s innovation hub chief is optimistic about his organization’s chances during the presidential transition.
The Government Accountability Office has denied nine out of nine bid protests filed by health insurers who came out on the losing end of the Defense Department’s $58 billion in contract awards to run the military’s managed health care system.
The Defense Department now has systems up and running that allow lenders to instantly verify a potential borrower’s military status at the same time his or her credit record is checked.
When the Pentagon demanded nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers pay back a decade-old re-enlistment bonus, it had do back down days later. Federal News Radio’s Eric White spoke with retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, president of the National Guard Association, on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to examine if the incident will produce lasting effects.