The Defense Department will move nearly a quarter of a million workers to the New Beginnings system in April.
Almost exactly four years after the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments decided to go their separate ways in their projects to modernize their electronic health records, DoD’s brand new EHR is now up and running, at least at one base.
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and John Tester (D-Mont.) wrote to Comptroller General Gene Dodaro on Feb. 6 asking for an analysis of what went right and what went wrong when DoD moved to the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Investigative Service (FIS) nearly 12 years ago.
Master Chief Jonathan Towne, the U.S Coast Guard Band drum major, prepares for his eighth presidential inauguration parade. He will be retiring after 28 years with the band.
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.