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Jonathan Woodson, Raquel Bono: DoD Continues Military Healthcare Reform Efforts

The Defense Department‘s healthcare management officials have informed the Senate Armed Services Committee of their efforts to improve medical services delivery to active-duty military personnel and their families, DoD News reported Wednesday. Terri Moon Cronk writes Jonathan Woodson, assistant defense secretary for health affairs, told SASC members during a Tuesday hearing …

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Senate Approves Lisa Disbrow as Air Force Undersecretary

Lisa Disbrow, formerly comptroller and assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for financial management, has received Senate confirmation as the service branch’s new undersecretary, the Air Force reported Tuesday. Disbrow will also co-chair the Air Force Council and will be in charge of the Air Force’s $120 billion annual …

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Stephen Welby: At Least 200 Silicon Valley Firms Reached Out to DoD Innovation Hub

The Defense Department wants to forge relationships with Silicon Valley firms in an effort to address intellectual property rights and government acquisition issues, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Scott Maucione writes the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental seeks to reach out to Silicon Valley companies and invest in man-machine teaming, autonomous …

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8 Military Leaders Honored at Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Conference

Eight African-American military leaders were honored at the U.S. Navy-hosted annual “Stars and Stripes” awards program in recognition of their contributions to the military and to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the Defense Department reported Monday. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran delivered the keynote speech during …

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GAO: Coordination Key to Identify DoD’s Professional Services Acquisition Needs

A Government Accountability Office report says the Defense Department should establish a coordinated approach for military organizations to forecast and manage funding requirements for professional services contracts. GAO said Thursday it found that DoD obligated about $85 billion for the acquisition of research and development, facility management and knowledge-based services during fiscal 2014, …

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