Tag Archives: DoD

ImmixGroup’s Lloyd McCoy: DoD’s FY 2017 Budget Request Seeks to Deploy Commercial EHR System by 2022

Lloyd McCoy Jr., a market intelligence manager at immixGroup, has said the Defense Department’s budget request for fiscal year 2017 contains health information technology initiatives that would prioritize the deployment of a commercial electronic health record system. McCoy wrote in a Fedscoop commentary published Tuesday that DoD proposed the commercial …

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Report: Frank Kendall Drops Push for Defense M&A Oversight Legislation

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has decided to withdraw his legislative proposal seeking greater agency oversight of merger and acquisition activities between  defense companies, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Kendall made the decision after the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department verified his office’s scope of authority on industry consolidation efforts. He …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Limit LPTA Use in Defense Acquisitions

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) have proposed a bill that would direct the Defense Department to avoid the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” procedures to buy knowledge-based professional services from industry. The Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act seeks to discourage DoD from applying LPTA methods for acquisition contracts focused …

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Ashton Carter: Cooperative Threat Reduction Program Continues Through DTRA

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program then-Sens. Sam Nunn (D-Georgia) and Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) created in 1991 continues through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DoD News reported Monday. Cherly Pellerin writes Carter made the statement during an award ceremony in Washington to mark the 25th anniversary of …

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Senate Bill Aims to Define ‘Acts of War’ in Cyberspace

Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) has authored a bill that seeks to encourage the executive branch to identify what cyberspace operations constitute acts of war. The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 calls on the federal government to “consider the ways in which the effects of a cyberattack may be equivalent to the effects …

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DoD’s Marcel Lettre Calls for Integration Among Intell Agencies, Innovation With Industry

Defense intelligence undersecretary Marcel Lettre has called for intelligence agencies to increase their collaborations with goals that include increased agility and integration, GovExec reported Friday. Charles Clark writes Lettre told agency and industry professionals at a Intelligence and National Security Alliance banquet that he also urges the next administration to standardize the Intelligence Community …

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Raquel Bono: DHA Eyes Increased Patient Satisfaction Through Military Healthcare Transformation Efforts

Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, has said she will prioritize initiatives to implement a modernized electronic healthcare records system and reform the Tricare health plan for U.S. military beneficiaries, Military Times reported Sunday. Patricia Kime writes Bono’s goal since she assumed the director role in November is to increase the agency’s support of …

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John Hale: Commercial Providers Will Operate DISA’s Next milCloud Iteration on DoD Property

John Hale, chief of the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud portfolio, has said commercial providers will maintain and operate DISA’s future milCloud 2.0 private cloud platform on Defense Department property with access only available to DoD data and users. Hale told an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association symposium audience that DISA plans to …

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