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IG Asks US Army to Tighten Labor Detention Charges Oversight

The Defense Department’s Inspector General has called on the U.S. Army to tighten the way it manages labor detention charges at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. The IG said Wednesday the Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command mistook contractor safety briefings for labor detention charges, failed to check the …

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NGA’s Robert Cardillo: Data Sharing Can Help Protect Space Assets

Robert Cardillo, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, believes information sharing efforts can help bolster the security of space assets, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Cardillo noted the Joint Interagency Space Operations Center’s role in facilitating information sharing during a hearing before the House Armed Service Committee’s strategic forces …

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GAO Urges DoD to Check Accuracy of Real Property Mgmt Data

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to verify the accuracy of its real property inventory system that is used to make reports on leased assets. GAO said Tuesday it found errors in nearly 15 percent of the Real Property Assets Database‘s lease records for fiscal year 2011 …

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Julie Blanks Named Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service Director at DoD

Julie Blanks, principal director for civilian personnel policy at the office of the defense undersecretary for personnel and readiness, has been named director of the defense civilian personnel advisory service at the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Blanks’ appointment to the Senior Executive Service role in a DoD release published Tuesday. …

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Army CIO Robert Ferrell Unveils Strategy to Share, Manage Data

Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the Army‘s chief information officer, has introduced a strategy that seeks to facilitate data exchanges on its network as the service branch moves to implement the Common Operating Environment. The Army Data Strategy is based on the Defense Department’s Net-Centric Data Strategy that seeks to improve data access and interoperability across the …

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Reports: Mac Thornberry to Unveil Weapons Acquisition Reform Bill

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) plans to introduce a bill that seeks to reform the Defense Department‘s processes for acquisitions of weapons systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes Thornberry will likely integrate the proposed legislation with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that he plans to introduce in April. That …

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Military Times: Brad Carson to Resign as Acting DoD P&R Undersecretary

Brad Carson, acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, will leave the Pentagon on April 8 after nearly one year on the job, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes Carson has led DoD’s efforts to update its civilian and military workforce management policies and crafted the Future of the …

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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Think Beyond NDAA for Acquisition Reform

The U.S. Army wants to implement programs beyond what the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act calls for to reform procurement, requirements determination and budgeting systems across the military service, Defense News reported Thursday. Jed Judson writes the plan was sent to Congress and would allow Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to play a central …

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