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Federal IT Lobbying Group Backs COTS Provisions in Defense Authorization Bills

A lobbying group for federal information technology contractors has said it has no considerable objections to any provisions in both House and Senate versions of new defense authorization ...
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GAO Reviews Pentagon’s Budget Mgmt Strategy Under Sequestration

The U.S. Defense Department used short-term strategies to manage funds for major programs and functions during fiscal 2013’s sequester, a new Government Accountability Office ...
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Alan Shaffer: US Should Aim for ‘Enhanced Mutual Reliance’ Through Int’l R&D Collaboration

Alan Shaffer Alan Shaffer, assistant defense secretary for research and engineering — has highlighted the U.S. government’s efforts to collaborate with other countries on research ...
Sen. John McCain

John McCain: SASC’s DoD Spending Bill Tackles Military HR, Procurement Reforms

Sen. John McCain A Senate Armed Services Committee aide has said the panel’s fiscal 2016 defense policy blueprint could reach a floor vote in June, The Hill newspaper reported ...
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Pentagon to Launch Employee Appraisal System in April 2016

The Defense Department plans to introduce a new civilian employee performance appraisal program in April 2016, Federal Times reported Thursday. Andy Medici writes the Pentagon will ...
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CBO: House Committee’s 2016 NDAA Would Affect Revenue, Direct Spending

A Congressional Budget Office report estimates that passage of the House Armed Services Committee’s 2016 National Defense Authorization Act would lower revenues by $1.3 billion ...
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Brad Carson: DoD Needs to Revamp Military HR Mgmt Strategy

Brad Carson, acting defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has said he will propose reforms to the Defense Department‘s military workforce management system, Military ...
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Pentagon Report: China Used ‘Low-Intensity Coercion’ in Maritime Territorial Disputes

The U.S. Defense Department‘s annual report to Congress on the Chinese military offers information about maritime tensions between China and neighboring countries. DoD has found ...
Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter: Pentagon Needs More Stable Funding

Ashton Carter Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has told the Senate’s defense appropriations subcommittee that Pentagon and industry partners need a solid, long-term funding structure ...
Robert Ferrell

Robert Ferrell: Army Seeks to Align IT Programs With DoD Cyber Goals

Robert Ferrell Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, chief information officer at the U.S. Army, has highlighted several of the military branch’s information technology programs that he believes ...