Tag Archives: Defense Department

Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein: NRO Seeks to Feed Data Into Joint All-Domain C2 System

Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, deputy director of the National Reconnaissance Office, said the NRO is working on new interface standards to facilitate the flow of data to warfighters through the Department of Defense’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control system, C4ISRNET reported Monday.

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GAO: OMB, Lead Agencies Should Plan, Establish Leadership Team to Implement Proposed Reforms

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and lead federal agencies come up with a government-wide communications strategy and implementation plan and establish a leadership team to implement the administration’s reform proposals.

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Four Lawmakers Express Opposition to FCC Approval of Ligado’s Application

The chairmen and ranking members of House and Senate Armed Services Committees have asked the Federal Communications Commission to retract its approval of Ligado Networks’ application saying the company’s proposal poses a threat to the country’s GPS capabilities, economy and national security.

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VA, DoD Launch Joint Information Sharing for Care Providers

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The departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have begun to implement a new program that facilitates secure health information exchanges between the two. VA said Monday its joint health information exchange with DoD would help health care providers access electronic health record data across both departments through a single entry point.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Call for Reopening of Mexican Suppliers

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Awardee, said aircraft manufacturers and other U.S. defense contractors depend on parts suppliers in Mexico and DoD will call for the country to reopen such facilities that have shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Defense One reported Monday.

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DoD Changes Sole-Source Contracts: $100M Do Not Need Justification

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced that contracting officers will not be required to issue a justification or obtain approval for the award of a sole-source contract under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program for awards up to $100 million, up from the prior $22 million limit, effective March 17, 2020. 

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