Tag Archives: reorganization

DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

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The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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White House Lifts Federal Hiring Freeze Following Release of OMB Govt Restructuring Guidance

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The White House has lifted the federal hiring freeze after the Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance that recommends measures for agencies on how to reduce the federal workforce’s size, restructure missions and evaluate employee performance, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes OMB Director Mick Mulvaney released …

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DOE Seeks to Advance US Energy Policy Priorities Through Reorganization

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The Department of Energy has announced plans to reorganize its operational structure in a push to address DOE’s policy goals in accordance with statutory requirements. DOE said Friday it also seeks to help advance the White House’s strategies to maintain U.S. energy dominance, protect energy and national security resources, spur innovation and improve environmental management …

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Former NASA Chief Michael Griffin to be Nominated DoD Acquisition Deputy Undersecretary

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President Donald Trump will nominate Michael Griffin, former NASA administrator, as principal deputy defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, Reuters reported Saturday. Once confirmed, Griffin is expected to transition to the role of defense undersecretary for research and engineering by February 2018 as part of a reorganization plan the Defense Department announced in …

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State Dept Looks to Adopt Blockchain Tech for Reorganization

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The State Department plans to employ blockchain technology in efforts to optimize operations as part of a department-wide reorganization, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. The reorganization was ordered by the Trump administration in March to help the department increase employee productivity and save money. “We’re interested to learn whether blockchain technology could …

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Ellen Lord Wants DoD to Move Majority of Major Acquisition Programs to Service Branches

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Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said she plans to move the “bulk” of major defense acquisition programs and personnel associated with MDAPs back to the three service branches, Defense News reported Wednesday. “Congress has been very, very clear in the last few [National Defense Authorization Acts] that …

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