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Deloitte’s Beth McGrath Calls for IT Acquisition Process Reform, Cultural Change at Pentagon

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Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has called for a cultural change and reform in the process of acquiring information technology platforms at DoD. McGrath, now a director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that agency leaders should align …

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HHS Kicks Off Search for New Deputy CIO

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The Department of Health and Human Services has outlined criteria for a new hire to the deputy chief information officer position. A July 16 USAJobs notice says DHS will grant top secret-level security clearance to the selected candidate who will become part of the senior executive service group of government leaders. HHS will accept applications …

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Profile: Heidi Shyu, Army Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

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Heidi Shyu serves as assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. She oversees the Army’s logistics operations, acquisition system and lifecycle management of weapons platforms and equipment. Shyu also leads the Army Acquisition Workforce and the Army Acquisition Corps and manages the department’s chemical weapons elimination program. Before joining …

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US Army-Built Nanosatellite Seeks to Provide Voice, Data Communications to Remote Area-based Soldiers

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The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Army Forces Strategic Command have developed a nanosatellite constellation designed to provide beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications to uniformed personnel assigned in remote areas, the Army reported Monday. Jason B. Cutshaw writes the 5-kilogram cube satellite, dubbed SNaP, has multifunctional …

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