Tag Archives: innovation

Anne Rung Outlines Federal IT Spending Efficiency Efforts

The government working on new initiatives in shared services, innovation and vendor relationships as part of efforts to change federal information technology spending, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Dibya Sarkar writes that Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, spoke of programs on spending transparency, information sharing and process streamlining at the Chief Information Officers …

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Sen. John McCain: Defense Policy Bill Will Spur Partnerships Between Silicon Valley Firms, Pentagon

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has said the fiscal year 2016 defense policy bill contains provisions that would overhaul the military acquisition system and allow technology firms from Silicon Valley to help the Defense Department address what he calls an “emerging innovation gap.” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Eyes Future US Space Capabilities

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has highlighted the service’s current programs and future investments in human space flight operations and efforts to advance U.S. space capabilities, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes that James spoke earlier this week before the Center for American Progress on the impact of space …

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Ray Mabus: Navy’s ‘Hatch’ Platform Opens Collaboration on Innovation

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a virtual collaboration platform where personnel can submit or refine ideas for innovation within the service and improvements to processes and services. According to a release published Wednesday, the Hatch platform works to leverage crowdsourcing as part of efforts to develop a Naval Innovation Network. “The Hatch …

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Sens. Booker, Hoeven Propose Interim Safety Rules for Commercial UAS

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a bill that establishes a framework for innovation and interim guidelines for commercial unmanned aircraft system operations. An announcement posted Tuesday on Booker’s website states that the proposed Commercial UAS Modernization Act will include safety rules for small commercial UAS flying …

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Kevin Youel Page: FAS Eyes Data Analytics to Support Competitive Pricing Efforts

The Federal Acquisition Service is pushing forward on modernization efforts around the use of data analytics to drive competitive pricing alongside targets in contract cycle times, stakeholder engagement and innovation, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes that FAS Deputy Commissioner Kevin Youel Page has highlighted the initiative to help agencies leverage …

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DoD Officials, Senators Talk Science Investments in FY 2016 Budget Hearing

Officials from the Defense Department testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense panel on the department’s fiscal 2016 budget request and focused on the $12.2 billion allotted for science and technology initiatives, DoD News reported Friday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall told the subcommittee that DoD has sought to maintain a steady investment …

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