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DoD IG: Navy Lacks Comprehensive Assessment Guidance for Renewable Energy Projects

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The Defense Department inspector general has released a report that indicates the U.S. Navy needs a comprehensive guidance to evaluate cost performance of the service branch’s large‑scale renewable energy projects. DoD IG said Thursday it found that Navy personnel failed to release adequate documentation to support the calculations they made in their assessments of three major renewable …

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Gen. Paul Selva: Innovation Ideas Exist Across DoD, Military

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U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the ideas of reform and innovation has spread in the military, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Selva discussed the Defense Department‘s “state of innovation” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday to collect ideas and knowledge from younger …

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GAO Wants Air Force to Review A-10 Divestment Proposal

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The Government Accountability Office has asked the U.S. Air Force to revisit the service’s A-10 retirement proposal called on the Defense Department to set quality information requirements for weapon system divestments. GAO released a report on Wednesday that examines the quality of information the Air Force and DoD used in …

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Defense Science Board Recommends Strategies to Increase DoD Adoption of Autonomous Systems

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The Defense Science Board has conducted a 2016 summer study on autonomy that suggests autonomous technology can provide various operational advantages to a wide array of Defense Department missions. DSB outlined in a June 2016 report three sets of recommendations to help DoD expand the use of self-operating platforms for the military, increase the operational pull for …

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Ash Carter Issues Proposals to Establish Diverse Recruitment Pool for Military Services

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Defense Secretary Ash Carter has introduced a national discussion that works to establish a diverse recruitment pool through proposals designed to help attract recruits aged 17 to 24 from across the country, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes most of the military recruits come from southeastern states such as Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, …

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VA, DoD & NCI Partner for Targeted Cancer Screening Initiative

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The Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cancer Institute and the Defense Department have formed a consortium with the goal to tailor care for people with cancer using data on genes and proteins associated with the patients’ tumors. VA said Tuesday the Applied Proteogenomics Organizational Learning and Outcomes consortium aims to develop a system for …

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DISA Seeks to Facilitate Cloud Adoption for Mission Owners Via DoD Provisional Authorization Process

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented a provisional authorization process for commercial cloud platforms in an effort to help Defense Department mission owners determine whether to leverage DISA’s assessment or subject a provisionally authorized cloud service to additional tests. DISA said Monday the Pentagon’s cloud assessment process usually runs for …

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GAO: Navy Should Fully Implement DoD Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness Guidance

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The Government Accountability Office has recommended the U.S. Navy fully implement the Defense Department‘s Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness guidance for the service branch’s Fund Balance With Treasury plan. GAO said Friday implementation of the FIAR in areas of process analysis, prioritization, internal control assessment, testing and supporting documentation evaluation can help support …

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