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DoD Sees Progress in Health Record System Upgrade; Capt. John Windom Comments

Capt. John Windom, the Defense Department‘s Healthcare Management System Modernization Program manager, believes the department is nearing the development of a medical records system that leverages interoperability after releasing the third draft request for proposals. Windom highlighted the importance of interoperability between DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs and civilian healthcare providers’ …

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DoD Sends Transport Dock Ship to the Arabian Gulf

The Defense Department has moved to protect civilians in Iraq amid a growing crisis in the country by sending the amphibious transport dock ship the USS Mesa Verde to the Arabian Gulf, American Forces Press Service reported Monday. Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby has confirmed that Defense …

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Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander Named Army Budget Director

Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander, formerly director of business operations at the office of business transformation for the U.S. Army undersecretary, has been appointed as director of the Army’s budget. Horlander will serve in the office of the Army assistant secretary for financial management and comptroller, the Defense Department said Wednesday. …

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Eyes Transparent Relationship with Industry

Terry Halvorsen, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, says the agency is seeking transparency in its relationship with industry, FCW reported Wednesday. Halvorsen told a conference in Virginia that DoD wants “to be more transparent…at the CIO office” and urged industry to have the same transparency level in …

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Maj. Gen. William Bender Appointed to Air Force CIO Role

Air Force Maj. Gen. William Bender, deputy chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq, has been appointed to the roles of information dominance chief and chief information officer. President Barack Obama has also recommended that Bender be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Bender has …

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Michael Vickers: Pentagon to Revamp Space Intell Gathering Strategy

The Defense Department wants to extend the period of its space intelligence-gathering operations by modifying its space architecture, Defense News reported Tuesday. Michael Vickers, Defense Department undersecretary for intelligence, announced the Pentagon’s planned changes in “overhead space architecture” at a Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank event, according …

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