Tag Archives: DoD

Report: New DoD Cloud Strategy Seeks to Decentralize Procurement

An upcoming release of the Defense Department‘s new cloud strategy aims to give individual agencies the capability to pursue commercial cloud procurements independently compared to the current cloud brokerage practice, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes that a draft of the “DoD Cloud Way Forward” document indicates that the department plans to limit …

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ODNI, DoD Update Proposed Budget for FY 2015 Intelligence Programs

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Defense Department have released updated budget request figures for their respective intelligence programs in fiscal 2015 to include revised appropriations for overseas contingency operations. ODNI said Friday it requests $50.4 billion for the fiscal 2015 National Intelligence Program based on OCO budget amendments …

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Robert Gates Asks Lawmakers to Work on Budget Compromise

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged lawmakers balance the national budget and noted his belief that sequestration has negatively impacted national security and military readiness, Military Times reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that Gates, who was addressing an SAP NS2-hosted national security forum this week, wished Congress would work toward …

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U.S. Intell Spending Totals $68B for Fiscal 2014

The U.S. government spent $67.9 billion on military and non-military intelligence programs over the past fiscal year, according to data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. DoD said Thursday the top-line budget for the Military Intelligence Program in fiscal 2014 was $17.4 billion. The MIP …

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Andrew Hunter: Pentagon, Congress Aim for Consensus on Military Acquisition Reforms

A Defense Department program director has observed an emerging consensus between defense executives and lawmakers to revamp the military procurement system and clear overlapping acquisition policies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes Andrew Hunter, head of DoD’s joint rapid acquisition initiative, told reporters last week the agency plans to propose …

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