Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said DoD must accept more risk in its funding of new technologies. Topics of interest include big data and energy production and storage.
The Defense Department talks a big game on innovation, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to take big risks with investments.
Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.
The nation’s number-two military officer added himself to the list of Defense officials who’ve expressed unease about taking funds away from the State Department as one way to pay for a $54 billion plus-up in military spending.
President Trump issued an executive order for federal agencies to review their policies and procedures for buying American. He suspect loopholes in buy-American laws are too often used when the government buys. Agencies are to forward their legal and procedural reviews to Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, who will in turn deliver a draft set of recommendations by the end of the year.
The Defense Department’s Silicon Valley-based Defense Innovation Unit Experimental needs more money and DoD is coming to the rescue.
In today’s Federal Newscast, another high ranking defense official comes out against the creation of a new military branch to focus on space issues in the House’s defense authorization bill.
Defense saw a slew of changes in 2017 aimed to increase competitiveness, inspire growth and address shortfalls in funding and healthcare realms.