DoD

DoD to Issue Mission Engineering Guide for Defense Acquisition Community

Mission Engineering

The Department of Defense (DoD) will release a guide on mission engineering principles for the defense acquisition community by the end of the month. DoD intends to break down missions into components to understand how system-of-systems work to “understand those rig issues so we know we're investing in the right things."

Read More »

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen: JAIC’s Joint Common Foundation to Begin Offering Services in 2021

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen

Lt. Gen. Michael Groen, director of the Department of Defense‘s (DoD) Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), said he expects the Joint Common Foundation (JCF) platform to start providing simple services in 2021. Groen said the center is looking to transition from being a product development unit into a service hub for AI as part of the "JAIC 2.0” vision. 

Read More »

GAO: DoD Must Improve Cost Documentation

Cost Documentation

A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the Department of Defense (DoD) needs to establish formal procedures for standardizing cost documentation in line with the department’s reform efforts. According to GAO, the DoD's push to improve its baselines “shows promise in addressing the weaknesses” in the department’s cost documentation activities. 

Read More »

DoD Launches Mobile App to Connect Service Members to Resources; Matthew Donovan Quoted

Matthew Donovan

The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched its My Military OneSource mobile app that will connect service members and families to support resources. The mobile app will provide a customized way for users to experience the Military OneSource, one of the military’s flagship support programs. DoD’s app will deliver a fast, 24/7 gateway to personalized military benefits, access to experts and guides for the military.

Read More »

John Sherman: DoD Extends Commercial Virtual Remote Capability to June 2021

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense (DoD), said DoD has moved to extend to June 2021 the use of the commercial virtual remote environment to support employees who are teleworking. Sherman said that over a million users are adopting the capability to perform calls, teaming and video conferences.

Read More »

NSWC Crane Technologies Picked for DoD Accelerator Effort; Jenna Dix Quoted

NSWC

The National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) evaluated technologies from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane's portfolio as part of an effort that seeks to address the needs of the Department of Defense (DoD) and other commercial clients. NAVSEA noted the team licensed two technologies and signed a cooperative agreement with NSWC Crane.

Read More »

DoD Tasks Texas A&M University to Manage Hypersonics Consortium Under $100M Award; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a five-year, $100 million award to Texas A&M University for the creation and management of an applied hypersonics consortium. The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics will serve as an avenue for hypersonics research, development and transition in support of DoD, NASA and other government agencies, DoD said Monday.

Read More »

DoD Clarifies Issues on National 5G Network; Russ Goemaere Quoted

5G

Russ Goemaere, a spokesperson for the Department of Defense (DoD), said a request for information released in September 2020 that seeks to help DoD understand how dynamic spectrum sharing can back lethality, training and readiness. Goemaere said in a statement that the department “does not intend to own and operate a national 5G network.”

Read More »

DoD’s FY 2020 Appropriated Funds for Military Intelligence Program Hit $23.1B

Pentagon

The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that the total budget allocated for the Military Intelligence Program reached $23.1 billion in fiscal year 2020. DoD said Wednesday that the topline MIP budget for FY 2020 included base appropriations and overseas contingency operations funds in support of the National Defense Strategy.

Read More »