The leader of the Strategic Capabilities Office says acquisition can be bettered through looser requirements.
Former military officials are trying to keep the Missile Defense Agency director a three or four star general.
The Defense Department released a directive explaining how it’s going to handle having East and West coast DIUx sites.
With robots actually doing more in the 21st century, one researcher thinks they might actually need to learn how to interact with people. The Office of Naval Research is working with Georgia Tech associate professor, Mark Reidl, to teach them some manners.
DoD agencies involved in cybersecurity review have adopted an on-going process to assess threats and possibilities for secure internet communications.
Ten months after Defense Secretary Ash Carter sanctioned Lean In Circles for DoD agencies, women are using the circles to fight gender bias.
In October, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Lean In Circles, which are sanctioned by the Defense Department. The idea is to give some space for women to talk freely about their challenges in the workplace. Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione sat in on a Lean In Circle at the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency to see how they’re actually getting along. He shares the experience on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Agencies are meeting an administration goal to cut the number of federal employees and contractors who need security clearances for their jobs. But the intelligence community is still struggling to process security clearance investigations more quickly.
NSA Director of Information Assurance Curtis Dukes thinks identity theft was the reason for the OPM hacks. But regardless of their purpose, he says the breaches highlight a need for both industry and agencies to get up to speed to defend against smarter and more sophisticated enemies.
Commands and agencies throughout the Defense Department have identified the precise civilian jobs they intend to eliminate or restructure under a Pentagon initiative to cut back layers of administration.
The Defense Department’s “4th estate,” which includes the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency and other Defense agencies, signed a memorandum of understanding with GSA to commit to using OASIS for at least $500 million in professional services buys starting in January 2017.
Minorities made up 24.6 percent of the intelligence community workforce in fiscal 2015, a 1.4 percent increase since 2011, according to the latest workforce demographics report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Women represented 38.5 percent of the IC workforce. But compared with the rest of the federal workforce, the IC still has more progress to make.
A Bahrain owned company also saw a increases in government contracting, while GE and Verizon lost federal business.
Steve Blank teaches Hacking for Defense, a new course at Stanford University that links students with defense agencies to promote innovation in engineering.
The Navy is trying to “revolutionize” the meals it feeds its sailors, both ashore and while they’re underway. To do that, they turned to sailors themselves, and to academia, using the “design thinking process” to help shape the future of the Navy’s chow. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin, Lt. Cmdr. Keith Capper, director of the Navy Food Service, and Jennifer Person-Whippo, a dietician in the Navy Supply Systems Command, talked with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu at the Sea Air Space expo at the Gaylord National Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland.