The Navy will no longer discharge sailors who fail its physical fitness assessment, and is cancelling early-out programs that let sailors leave the military voluntarily, steps officials say are required by a “growing Navy.”
Audit finds more than 250 ways in which DoD’s Qatar base violates the department’s own safety standards, similar to recent findings at other overseas installations.
The Army is beginning its first experiment in fast-tracking the officer accession pipeline for civilians with cyber skills. But it’s proceeding cautiously: only five new officers per year.
Borrowing from an existing exemption for foreign military sales, DoD wants more flexibility to waive its requirement for vendors to supply cost and pricing data in domestic procurements.
New leaders in Defense Department IT: Essye Miller is named acting DoD CIO and Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will be DISA director.
The Defense Department is planning a three-phase rollout of a new personnel system for its cyber workforce.
DISA will hold its first industry listening session — called “Inside Industry” — during the first week in December.
The company that won DIUx’s first production contract says DoD’s new approach let it break an “effective veto” by traditional defense vendors.
The Army has launched a four-month project to create a new “modernization command,” and plans to have it fully functional by next summer.
The Navy plans to release a draft RFP for an enterprise cloud contract by the end of 2017, saying most systems — including secret ones — will move to the cloud.
A yearlong study will examine the entire Air Force research enterprise, with a particular focus on investing more funds in university-based research.
The Navy knows it will need to spend more than $9 billion to renovate its shipyards to meet its current missions. But it hasn’t planned for that expenditure, and the Government Accountability Office says it may be a lowball estimate.
The Navy says there is still no evidence that cyber attacks played a role in the service’s two deadly collisions with commercial vessels, but there are several reasons it’s continuing to pursue that thread.
The Pentagon’s new Cyber Excepted Service will extend the probationary period for new employees to three years and give hiring managers more flexibility to recruit candidates.