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Profile: Kevin Garrison, Chief of Analytics, Office of the DoD CIO

Kevin Garrison serves the Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer as the Chief of Analytics and holds an experience history of 40 years. Garrison leads the DoD business data analytical environment where he supervises the management of information technology systems and provides insight to support cost efficiency. Prior to this Garrison …

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GAO: Navy, Marine Corps Should Adopt Amphibious Operations Training Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to formulate a strategy for both service branches to prioritize amphibious operations training resources and interpret common outcomes for naval integration efforts. GAO said in a report published Tuesday it also recommended that Marine Corps produce guidance materials for the development …

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GAO: Agencies Should Adopt Planning Practices for Telecoms Contract Transition to Avoid Schedule Delays

The Government Accountability Office has called on five federal agencies to fully implement planning practices to transition to a follow-on program to the Networx telecommunications contract in order to avoid additional costs and schedule delays. GAO said in a report published Thursday the transition planning practices that it wants agencies to adopt …

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GAO: Congress Should Extend FITARA Data Center Consolidation Provisions’ Expiration Beyond October 2018

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to consider a possible extension to the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act‘s data center optimization and consolidation provisions in order to provide federal agencies more time to meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s performance targets and cost savings objective. GAO made the …

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GAO: DoD Should Reassess Newly-Established Leadership Roles for Service Contract Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to re-evaluate the roles, responsibilities, authorities and organizational placement of three new leadership positions that DoD created to help optimize the management of service contracts. DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint functional domain experts (FDE), component level leads (CLL) and senior …

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GAO: Air Force Faces Oversight, Acquisition Challenges on Nuclear C2 & Comms System

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force‘s oversight and acquisition programs for the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications system face challenges in meeting requirements in the long run. GAO said in a report published Tuesday the Air Force expressed an awareness of NC3’s short-term sustainment needs but does not possess …

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GAO: DoD Should Expand Use of Checklists to Aid FMS Clients in Requirements Specification

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to issue guidelines to expand the use of checklists and other tools in order to help program offices and foreign military sales customers define requirements and facilitate the delivery of services and equipment. GAO made the recommendation after it analyzed FMS-related acquisition …

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