The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to extend the sense of urgency it adopted during the pandemic to continue to accelerate information technology modernization efforts and Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer for the account management office at VA, said that mindset involves keeping ahead of demand.Read More »
An advisory group created by Congress has released a report that calls for the Department of Defense to adopt a “war footing approach” when it comes to the acquisition and delivery of technological capabilities to warfighters to keep ahead of near-peer competitors’ tech advances, National Defense reported Tuesday. The Section 809 Panel said in the report its 58 recommendations are divided into 12 sections including the Dynamic Marketplace Framework, portfolio management, information technology procurement, budget and acquisition workforce.
The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to improve its portfolio management efforts through post-implementation assessments of major acquisition programs upon the deployment of initial capabilities. GAO made the recommendation after it found that DHS does not leverage data collected from reviews once those programs conclude the …Read More »
The U.S. Air Force has begun its search for a professional who will serve in dual roles as chief information officer and deputy director for plans and integration. The service branch said in a USAJobs notice posted May 9 that the chosen candidate will oversee human resource activities across military, reserve and …Read More »
Sue Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has told agency personnel that a new initiative will work to streamline NGA’s acquisition system through changes in organizational structure and decision-making authority. NGA said Tuesday Gordon sent employees a letter on the agency’s acquisition reform plan, which she said is based on …Read More »
The Defense Department needs an integrated approach to prioritize, evaluate and finance the department’s weapon procurement initiatives, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office. GAO said Aug. 27 that DoD has 78 ongoing weapon acquisition programs that cost more than $1.4 trillion combined. Acquisition and requirement development personnel …Read More »
A new Government Accountability Office report has found what auditors call lapses in the way the Defense Department adopts portfolio management techniques to assess its acquisition programs for weapon systems. GAO said in an August report that there are several factors that hinder DoD to collectively evaluate its investments in weapon platforms, such as …Read More »