The Army’s RCO plans to deploy new electronic warfare systems in Europe, then Korea. A more reliable version of GPS is next on its list.
The Army’s new CIO says an ongoing top-level review of communications systems isn’t just about battlefield IT.
More than seven months into the Trump administration, the Justice Department is still waiting for a permanent official to lead its antitrust division. But the White House isn’t to blame for this particular delay.
The Defense Logistics Agency says it has addressed several of the weaknesses that allowed undercover GAO investigators to obtain “controlled” military equipment by posing as a fake federal law enforcement agency. But some members of Congress say the steps aren’t enough, and want the program suspended.
A new OMB mandate gives agencies until Sept. 1 to come up with plans to transition their own package shipping contracts to a new contract vehicle negotiated and administered by the Defense Department.
Pentagon cybersecurity officials say two global ransomware attacks highlighted improvements the Defense Department has made to its ability to command and control its own networks, but also showed areas that are ripe for improvement.
This week, the Senate confirmed a new deputy secretary of Defense, four more prospective DoD officials underwent their confirmation hearings, and the White House settled on candidates for two more Pentagon political appointees. But 30 of the department’s political jobs still have no nominees.
Slowly but surely, the Trump Administration’s Pentagon team is continuing to take shape. The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan as deputy secretary of Defense, the White House nominated one more official to serve in a key undersecretary position, and four more Pentagon nominees went to Capitol Hill for their confirmation hearings. Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu updates Federal Drive with Tom Temin on where things stand.
The new commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service endorses a controversial House proposal that would enlist online commercial marketplaces like Amazon to let the government buy commercial goods.
The top two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee are floating a proposal that would finally allow another round of military base closures several years from now. Here’s how it would work.
The Army’s Office of Energy Initiatives is the service’s central hub for managing the financing and planning for “utility scale” renewable and alternative energy projects. Michael McGhee, OEI’s executive director, talks with Jared Serbu about some of the major projects in the pipeline, and the Army’s desire to use the power they generate to make its bases energy-independent.
The government abandoned its current plan to replace the FBI’s Pennsylvania Avenue headquarters, leaving employees in the deteriorating J. Edgar Hoover Building for the foreseeable future.
The Army believes the future of ground combat will be markedly more austere than what troops became used to in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is rethinking its logistics enterprise for combat formations that will need to be more self-sufficient.
The Defense Department has started testing one potential technology to replace the Common Access Card. This one purports to identify users by the ways in which they manipulate their mouse and type on their keyboards.
The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act cuts funding for several software programs the panel sees as underperforming, and implements what congressional officials say are corrective measures to DoD’s IT buying habits.