Tag Archives: Defense Department

CBO Pegs Nuclear Weapon Program Costs at $355B Through 2023

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Obama administration will need $355 billion between fiscal years 2014 and 2013 to manage the country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons. That figure is intended to reflect the costs of operating and maintaining current systems as well as plans by the departments of Energy …

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Report: Senate Set to Vote on Pentagon Policy Bill

The Senate has moved to end debate over a policy bill that would mandate $607 billion in spending for the Defense Department in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes the chamber voted 71-29 to invoke a 30-hour cloture clock before the Senate casts its final decision on the …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Acquisition Policy Refresh Seeks to Simplify Policies

Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has moved to streamline the agency’s acquisition policy by updating it with more “Better Buying Power” principles, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes the latest version of the “DoD Instruction 5000.02” document provides a prescribed process …

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Marcel Lettre: Pentagon Reshuffles Intelligence Office

Marcel Lettre, principal deputy defense undersecretary, announced Monday the Defense Department is realigning its intelligence office in an effort to streamline programs and to reduce the department’s budget, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Claudette Roulo writes the department plans to redesignate three deputy defense undersecretary positions as defense intelligence director …

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Jeh Johnson Confirmed as DHS Secretary

The Senate voted 78-16 on Monday to confirm former Pentagon General Counsel Jeh Johnson as the next homeland security secretary, CNN reported Monday. Ted Barrett writes that Johnson will become the fourth person to lead the Department of Homeland Security after formerly serving as the Defense Department‘s top lawyer. Johnson was integral to …

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Michael Basla: Air Force Wants to Bolster IT Governance

The Air Force wants to centralize the management of its information technology services and is finalizing its transition to a Defense Department enterprise email system, FCW reported Wednesday. Amber Corrin writes the branch will reshape its organizational approach in an effort to give IT leadership more power over strategic and …

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Charles Corpman Among DoD CIO Award Winners

Charles Corpman, chief of U.S. Strategic Command’s command and control function, was selected as the first place winner in the individual category for the Defense Department‘s 2013 Chief Information Officer Awards. Corpman was recognized for his work to help modernize nuclear command and control programs, the Pentagon said Friday. Respective …

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