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Sloan Gibson: VA, Pentagon Move Toward Interoperable EHR Systems

Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said efforts are underway at VA and the Defense Department to make the agencies’ electronic health record systems interoperable, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes DoD established interoperability as one the goals of its Defense Health Management System …

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Deloitte’s Beth McGrath Calls for IT Acquisition Process Reform, Cultural Change at Pentagon

Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has called for a cultural change and reform in the process of acquiring information technology platforms at DoD. McGrath, now a director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that agency leaders should align …

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Pentagon: Climate Change Affects US Military’s Global Security Operations

The Defense Department has published a report that examines climate change’s impact on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, infrastructure and security cooperation efforts of U.S. combatant commands worldwide. DoD said Wednesday it conducted the “National Security Implications of Climate Change” study following a request from the Senate Appropriations Committee …

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US, UK Sign Military Reserve Exchange Pact

The U.S. Defense Department and its British counterpart have agreed to host and train military reservists from either the U.S. or the U.K. as part of the countries’ security cooperation efforts, DoD News reported Monday. Paul Patrick, DoD’s deputy assistant secretary for reserve readiness, training and mobilization, signed a memorandum …

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GAO: DoD’s Satcom Acquisition Strategy Needs Improvement

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to develop a new framework to manage its process of buying satellite communication services from industry. DoD’s fragmented satcom acquisition approach limits the department’s ability to share services, bundle purchases and simplify the procurement system, GAO said Friday. The agency says …

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