Tag Archives: Defense Department

Niki Tsongas: Proposed Bill Aims to Bolster DoD’s Cloud Services Adoption, Security

Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) and Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) have introduced a bill that could boost cloud services adoption within the Defense Department and require assessment of its cloud security requirements, GovInfoSecurity reported Monday. Jeffrey Roman writes the DoD Cloud Security Act would task the U.S. comptroller general and the agency’s chief information officer with …

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Report: Pentagon CIO Teri Takai to Leave Gov’t

According to a report by Federal News Radio, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will leave the Pentagon on Friday after three-and-a-half years as CIO. Jared Serbu reports that Takai told the Chief Information Officers’ Council of her plans Monday. Takai worked as the military’s lead information technology official as …

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Report: Pentagon Could Award Up to $11B for iEHR Contract

The Defense Department will solicit bids over the coming months for an integrated electronic health record system worth nearly $11 billion, Nextgov reported Friday. Frank Konkel writes the Pentagon will seek a single vendor to oversee the integration of a commercial EHR system under the Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract. …

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Pentagon Plans to Spend $63B on FY 2014 R&D

The Defense Department plans to allocate nearly $63 billion for its research, development, test and evaluation programs in fiscal year 2014, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes the Pentagon also wants to reduce spending on system development and demonstration by half under its 2015 Future Years Defense Plan in …

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Pentagon Calls for Info, Feedback on EHR System Infrastructure

The Defense Department is seeking information on minimum infrastructure requirements for building a new department-wide electronic health record system, Defense Systems reported Wednesday. Kevin McCaney writes the DoD Healthcare Management System Modernization program office issued a request for information to ask interested vendors for outlines of elements such as as hosting, …

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Pentagon to Audit GSA Schedule Prices; Richard Ginman, Jeffrey Koses Comment

The Defense Department is reviewing the General Services Administration’s schedules for potential variations in prices, Federal Times reported Friday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes Pentagon is concerned about the cost it pays for commercial products and services acquired through GSA’s catalog. “What the [Federal Acquisition Regulation] said was the price has been …

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Pentagon Unveils Strategic Force Structure

The Defense Department has introduced a strategic force structure that will serve as guidelines for meeting treaty requirements, American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. A total of 454 intercontinental ballistic missile launchers, 280 submarine-launched ballistic missile launchers and 66 heavy bombers will be set in place by 2018 under the …

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