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GAO: DoD Should Update Financial Mgmt Guidance to Meet Cash Balance Requirements

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to update its Financial Management Regulation to help maintain cash balances within upper and lower cash requirements. GAO said Friday DoD’s Defense-wide Working Capital Fund reported that monthly cash balances were outside limits set by FMR for 87 of 120 months from fiscal years 2007 through …

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Senate Panel’s 2018 NDAA Would Reorganize DoD CIO Office, Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill would ban Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from Defense Department systems and reorganize the DoD chief information officer position, Defense One reported Friday. SASC unanimously approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, that calls for the department to divide the …

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GAO: DoD Should Apply Commercial Practices in Tech Development

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department form a science and technology management framework that will incorporate best practices from industry. GAO made the recommendation after it reviewed technology development practices of Amazon, IBM, Siemens, Dow Chemical, Honeywell, General Motors, Qualcomm  and Valvoline, the agency said Thursday. The agency found that …

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IBM’s Lisa Mascolo: VA-DoD EHR Partnership Could Help Transform Health Service Delivery to Veterans

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of U.S. public service at IBM’s global business services segment, has said the Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to collaborate with the Defense Department to update the electronic health records system could help VA change the way it delivers health services to military retirees and their families. VA …

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GAO: DoD Should Develop Department-Wide Prototyping Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to establish a department-wide strategy that will guide prototyping initiatives. GAO said Tuesday DoD’s prototyping efforts face challenges such as limited funds, a risk-averse culture and competing priorities. DoD has yet to develop a strategy that outlines prototyping goals and priorities as well …

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