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Defense CIO Robert Carey Reports IT Strategy Progress

The Defense Department launched its information technology enterprise strategy and roadmap in September and now is working to implement those strategies, Defense Systems reports. Chief Information Officer Rob Carey gave FOSE conference attendees an update of the agency’s progress and strategy on Thursday. The Pentagon wants to give warfighters network access …

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Pentagon Transitioning to New Military Health System

The Defense Department is in the transitional phase of implementing its new military health system, Federal News Radio reports. Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the new system in early March. Structural changes include establishing a Defense Health Agency, appointing market managers to monitor the system and placing a subordinate …

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Steven VanRoekel Wants IT Operating Funds Moved For New Programs

As the federal chief information officer, Steven VanRoekel has stressed that his primary goal in office is to reduce the amount agencies spend on technology operations and maintenance. Those funds could then be diverted to new projects, he said, according to NextGov. Agencies have typically funded new projects through additional budget …

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Defense Policy Nominee James Miller Outlines Agenda

James Miller, nominee to become the Defense Department’s policy chief, told a Senate panel Monday the U.S.’ plan to transfer responsibilities to Afghan forces is working, American Forces Press Service reports. Miller told the Senate Armed Services Committee he supports President Obama’s troop reduction plan in Afghanistan and would continue …

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Top Tricare Official Gives Backing to Healthcare, R&D Programs

The director of the Tricare Management Activity reaffirmed the Pentagon’s goal to provide healthcare for soldiers and their families, American Forces Press Service reports. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, also assistant secretary for health affairs, recommended the Pentagon identify best practices for improving both facilities and information sharing. Defense health program expenses …

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DoD to Request Funding for Israel Iron Dome Rockets

The Defense Department will ask Congress for funding to purchase Iron Dome rockets and short-range missile intercepting batteries for the Israeli military, Defense Systems reports. The request may amount to more than $500 million for an additional 10 batteries, according to Defense Systems. Israel’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee released …

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Deltek Analyst: Justice Dept. Reducing Service Contracts in 2013

The Justice Department will shrink its number of service contracts as it cuts all spending in fiscal year 2013, according to a private industry analyst. Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, told Federal Outlook conference Tuesday that DOJ’s budget request includes significant cuts to the agency’s administrative …

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Rep. Wilson to Pentagon: Stop Buying Russian Military Supplies

The Defense Department will continue purchasing Russian-made military hardware and aircraft for Afghan military forces despite protests from lawmakers, The Hill reports. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) called for the Pentagon to stop doing business with the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport, during a House Armed Services tactical air and land forces subcommittee …

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Agencies Directed to Share Spectrum With Private Firms

Commerce Department officials are directing federal agencies to share some of their allotted airwaves with wireless companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes after the department said it could cost the government $18 billion and take almost a decade to migrate federal agencies to new airwaves. More than …

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