Tag Archives: DoD

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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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Eyes More Cloud Pilots, Industry Dialogue

The Defense Department is pushing forward its cloud adoption efforts and industry dialogue following recent updates on the commercial cloud acquisition policy and the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud security guidelines, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes that Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told commercial cloud service providers at …

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DoD Sends Legislative Acquisition Proposals to Congress; Frank Kendall Comments

The U.S. Defense Department has proposed seven legislative initiatives that seek to simplify rules governing military acquisition and program management, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the agency would be able to modify its 5000.02 acquisition instruction book …

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Military Leaders, Senators Caution Against Another Budget Sequester

A group of military leaders and Senate Armed Services Committee members have given caution about the potential impact to Defense Department programs if sequestration is renewed, Defense News reported Wednesday. John Bennett writes that the concerns focus on the national defense strategy and the military’s capability to simultaneously execute multiple missions. “Despite …

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