Tag Archives: Pentagon

House Armed Services Committee Unveils $600B Defense Spending Bill

The Pentagon would receive $521.3 billion in base funding and $79.4 billion for its overseas contingency budget under the House Armed Services Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, Defense News reported Monday. John Bennett writes the committee also wants to shift billions of dollars from service contracts and museums …

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Frank Kendall: DoD to Start Supplier Incentive Program

Defense acquisition chief Frank Kendall has told Senate lawmakers that the Pentagon plans to deploy a “superior supplier program” throughout the department within the next 12 months, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes the Pentagon designed the incentive program to reward the DoD’s best suppliers and rely on the contractors’ …

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Report: David DeVries Named to Acting Pentagon CIO Role

David DeVries has assumed the role of acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, Fedscoop reported Monday. Dan Verton quotes Pentagon officials as saying DeVries, who was deputy CIO prior to his appointment, will stay on until the agency finds a permanent replacement for the post, which Teri Takai …

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Rep. Adam Smith: $26B Pentagon Budget Hike in FY 2015 Unlikely

House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has said the Pentagon might be unable to receive a $26 billion budget increase in fiscal year 2015, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes Smith has urged his colleagues to approve Pentagon’s proposed weapon program reductions, including the A-10 aircraft …

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Report: Pentagon CIO Teri Takai to Leave Gov’t

According to a report by Federal News Radio, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Teri Takai will leave the Pentagon on Friday after three-and-a-half years as CIO. Jared Serbu reports that Takai told the Chief Information Officers’ Council of her plans Monday. Takai worked as the military’s lead information technology official as …

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