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Rory Kinney: DoD to Consolidate Networks of ‘Fourth Estate’ Agencies

Rory Kinney, acting deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Department of Defense, has said DoD plans to reduce the number of networks run by “fourth estate” agencies to a single secret network and one unclassified network, Federal News Network reported Thursday. The fourth estate includes 28 Pentagon agencies, which are not part of the service branches and run on 34 various networks.

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John McCain Discusses Potential Military Base Consolidation and Closure to Support DoD Waste Reduction Efforts

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain has considered the possibility of military base closures and consolidation to support the reduction of wasted Defense Department funds, The Hill newspaper reported Tuesday. Kristina Wong writes McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) have discussed the issue of base closure and realignment which will potentially consolidate …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Mary Davie: Federal Agencies Achieved 27% in FY 2015 Under Wireless BPAs

Federal agencies that used the General Services Administration’s Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative blanket purchase agreements to acquire wireless services experienced an average savings of 27 percent valued at over $10 million in fiscal year 2015. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology service office at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, wrote …

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GSA Seeks New Headquarters Building for Labor Department

The General Services Administration has kicked off the search for a new facility that will serve as the Labor Department’s headquarters. GSA said Monday it currently explores a possible exchange of the existing DOL headquarters and the nearly 10.5-acre parcel of land for a new space with approximately 850,000 square …

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Army Eyes Consolidated Cyber Defense Network for Communications

The U.S. Army is looking at ideas for a “solid” network infrastructure to facilitate secure communications and interaction across the service in support of mission command, the Army reported Thursday. Lora Strum writes that Army leaders discussed the need for a consolidated network that protects against cyber threats and boosts productivity during …

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