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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Take Acting Pentagon CIO Role

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Department of the Navy since 2010, will shift to the acting CIO role for the Defense Department, according to a report in Politico. David Perera reports that Halvorsen’s agenda will include work to bring the military forward on adopting a unified information technology …

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House Committee Starts Debate on Defense Authorization Bill

The Defense Department could get the $5.1 billion it requested for cybersecurity operations as the House Armed Services Committee kicked off debate this week on the fiscal year 2015 defense authorization bill, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that DoD plans to use part of the funds to build a …

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Frank Kendall: DoD to Start Supplier Incentive Program

Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall has told Senate lawmakers that the Pentagon plans to deploy a “superior supplier program” throughout the department within the next 12 months, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Pentagon designed the incentive program to reward the DoD’s best suppliers and rely on the contractors’ …

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Report: David DeVries Named to Acting Pentagon CIO Role

David DeVries has assumed the role of acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton quotes Pentagon officials as saying DeVries, who was deputy CIO prior to his appointment, will stay on until the agency finds a permanent replacement for the post, which Teri Takai …

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Legislators Asks VA for Update on New EHR System Roadmap

An appropriations bill passed by the House Wednesday requires the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide updates on how it intends to make its electronic health record system interoperable with that of the Defense Department, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the VA is required to prepare a detailed report on …

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