Tag Archives: DoD

Pentagon Swears In Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter took his oath of office Friday as the 25th U.S. defense secretary in a ceremony held at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Friday. Claudette Roulo writes Carter urged Defense Department personnel to seize new approaches for operation, recruitment, acquisition and technology development during his swearing-in event. “America is …

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Bill Moran: DoD to Seek More Info on Proposed Military Compensation, Retirement System

Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran said the Pentagon could ask the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission for more details on its proposals for military retirement and healthcare reforms, the Military Times reported Thursday. He noted that Defense Department officials would like to see the data on which the commission based its proposals before the …

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Reuters: Frank Kendall to Add Cyber Requirements in DoD Weapons Procurement Guide

Frank Kendall, the acquisition chief at the Pentagon, has indicated that he will include cybersecurity requirements into the Defense Department‘s weapons procurement guidelines as well as the Better Buying Power program, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that the defense undersecretary sees cyber threats as a “pervasive problem” and calls on increased effort to …

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John Conger: Pentagon’s BRAC Plan Targets Savings, Efficiency

John Conger, acting assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, told a House appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that another round of base realignments and closures would help save money, DoD News reported Wednesday. Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. writes Conger said the U.S. Army and Air Force found the military …

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John Conger to be Nominated DoD Deputy Comptroller

President Barack Obama is set to nominate John Conger, assistant deputy defense undersecretary for installations and environment, to the deputy comptroller role at the Defense Department. Conger has held his current position since 2009 and concurrently serves as the assistant defense secretary for energy, installations and environment, the White House said Tuesday. …

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Peter Levine Nominated Pentagon Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

Peter Levine, a former staff director in the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been nominated to serve as the Defense Department‘s next deputy chief management officer, FCW reported Tuesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Levine served on SASC between 1996 and January 2015 and has also worked as a general counsel to …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Continues Work on JRSS, Cyber, Cloud

Defense Department Acting CIO Terry Halvorsen outlined his information technology priorities for the department during a Feb. 25 hearing with the House Armed Services Committee’s emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen highlighted the implementation of the Joint Regional Security Stacks to boost network security in support of the Joint …

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