Tag Archives: Defense Department

Paul Hommert: Budgetary Changes to Impact Nuclear Weapons Program

Sandia National Laboratories passed all fiscal 2013 milestones for the country’s nuclear weapons program but expects to run into budget and timetable issues for 2014 due to federal budget disputes, the Albuquerque Business Journal reported Wednesday. Dan Mayfield writes the lab’s key priorities, which include upgrading the B61 nuclear weapon, could be …

Read More »

DISA Consolidates Data Centers, IT Systems

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to consolidate its data centers and information technology infrastructures as part of efforts to reduce operational costs. DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency said …

Read More »

Pentagon Seeks Inertial Navigation Tech as Second Choice to GPS

The Pentagon is looking to replace or supplement the U.S. military’s GPS systems with inertial technology in a move aimed at addressing security concerns, Defense News reported Tuesday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes Al Shaffer, research and development lead at the Defense Department, is interested in inertial measurement units as an alternative …

Read More »

Marine Corps Seeks Online Tool for Vet Employment Program

The U.S. Marine Corps has published a request for information on web-based technology to support a program aimed at helping military veterans and their spouses find civilian employment. That electronic application is intended to connect users to training and career resources and help them post resumes, create profiles and filter …

Read More »

Robert Hale: Shutdown Deal Stalls DoD Acquisition, R&D Projects

The Congressional resolution that was recently passed to end the U.S. government shutdown suspends the Defense Department’s current acquisition and research programs, Federal Times reported Monday. Citing DoD Comptroller Robert Hale’s statement, Nicole Blake Johnson writes the department is prohibited from starting new projects, raising salaries or working on fresh construction projects …

Read More »

Beth Cobert Confirmed as OMB Deputy Director

Beth Cobert was confirmed as the next deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget by the Senate Wednesday night in a voice vote, Federal News Radio reports. Jason Miller writes the 29-year McKinsey and Co. veteran succeeds Jeffrey Zients, who resigned from the post in May and now serves as …

Read More »

Robert Hale: Second Defense Sequester Cut to Reduce Workforce

The second round of federal spending cuts could trim the defense workforce as it will reduce Pentagon’s budget down to $475 billion, Politico reported Monday. Leigh Munsil writes this second round of sequestration cuts is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 15, when the government funding mandated by a recently …

Read More »

Robert Hale: Pentagon Made Interest Payments During Govt Shutdown

Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale estimates the furloughs of 400,000 civilian workers during the government shutdown cost the Pentagon at least $600 million in lost productivity, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Hale told a press conference Thursday the Pentagon made interest payments because it was forced to pay …

Read More »

Report: Jeh Johnson to Be Chosen Homeland Security Secretary

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson as the next homeland security secretary, The Daily Beast reported Thursday. Daniel Klaidman writes that if confirmed, Johnson would become the fourth DHS secretary and succeed Janet Napolitano, who resigned in September to join the University of California System as …

Read More »