Tag Archives: Defense Department

DoD to Work With Int’l Partners in R&D Info-Sharing, Investment; Alan Schaffer Comments

The Defense Department is exploring a strategy that would enable international partnerships in research and technology development to address concerns on capability gaps and costs, Defense News reported Monday. In a document titled “International S&T Engagement Strategy,” DoD indicates plans to establish searchable databases by leveraging big data technology and to enable partner …

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DCMA Seeks Info on Contracts Administration System Modernization

The Defense Contract Management Agency is calling on industry to outline ideas on how to update the agency’s contracts administration and entitlement system. DCMA issued a request for information on Monday that asks vendors for their potential approaches to a system modernization project for the Mechanization of Contract Administration Services. MOCAS comprises of online and …

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Chuck Hagel, Latvia’s Defense Minister Discuss Regional Cooperation

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Latvia’s Defense Minister Raimonds Vējonis have discussed opportunities for the U.S. and the Baltic state to further regional cooperation, American Forces Press Service reported Thursday. Pentagon Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said Sec. Hagel also lauded Latvia’s efforts to increase the nation’s defense budget, according …

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NGA Unveils Geospatial Data Request Mgmt App; Ray Bauer Comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released a mobile app for emergency response organizations to manage requests for geospatial data, GCN reported Wednesday. Stephanie Kanowitz writes the NGA worked with NJVC to develop the RFI Generator app with two interfaces, namely a map-based interface for field workers and another for administrators. …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Needs Younger, Diversified IT Workforce

Terry Halvorsen, acting Defense Department chief information officer, is looking to diversify the Pentagon’s information technology workforce by hiring younger workers, AFCEA International reported on June 25. Halvorsen spoke at the recent AFCEA International Cyber Symposium about DoD’s need for workers with more than just the right skill sets, Robert Ackerman writes. “We need …

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