Tag Archives: Defense Department

Teri Takai: Women Should be Open to Public Service

Teri Takai, former chief information officer of the Defense Department and adviser to the information technology secretary, encourages women to take a career in public service, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Takai told the station that women should consider working in government for a certain period in their life. “I …

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Rep. Mac Thornberry: Pentagon Contracting Data Report Details Cost Overruns

Rep. Mac Thornberry, who leads the House’s acquisition reform initiative, has acknowledged a contracting data report from the office of Defense Undersecretary Frank Kendall, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Thornberry has been pushing for a data-driven approach to overhauling Pentagon’s process of purchasing weapon and information technology systems. The …

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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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