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With his time as Secretary of Defense winding down, Ash Carter ordered the creation of a new senior position: Chief Innovation Officer at the Pentagon.
In an effort to join together innovation and disruptive thinking at the Defense Department, LinkedIn Executive Chairman Reid Hoffman, former U.S. Special Operations commander Bill McRaven and the Aspen Institute’s Walter Isaacson will join Alphabet’s – formerly known as Google – Eric Schmidt on the DoD’s Defense Innovation Advisory Board.
The Department of Defense is concerned that computers and handheld devices produced by China-based company Lenovo could be used to spy on Pentagon networks, according to a recent internal study.
Last month, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that it would begin offering phased retirement to its employees and components are now working on implementation plans.
The probationary period for many new federal employees has doubled.
In an interview Sunday with WJLA’s Government Matters TV show in Washington, D.C., Frank Kendall, who served until this January as the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Department of Defense, said the Pentagon’s newly-released reorganization plans are “not a step forward.”
A July 27th report released by the Government Accountability Office entitled Internet of Things: Enhanced Assessments and Guidance Are Needed to Address Security Risks in DOD found that, “Although DOD has begun to examine security risks of IoT devices through its infrastructure-related and intelligence assessments, the department has not conducted required assessments related to the security of its operations.
In an effort to grow the department’s civilian workforce, Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to treat non-permanent employees as career workers when applying for internal, merit-based promotions at the Department of Defense.
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A bill introduced last week by Senator James Lankford (R-OK), the Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Adjustment Act of 2017 (S.1888), is slated for markup by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Relations Committee (HSGAC). Lankford serves as chairman of HSGAC’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management.
A recent bill introduced by Representatives Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Don Beyer (D-VA) would modify the federal contracting process, aiming to cut back on incessant use of lowest-price technically acceptable (LPTA) in procurement proceedings.
A new policy at the Department of Defense (DOD) now allows the agency to lay off civilian employees based on performance.
Today, the Obama administration acknowledged the importance of federal employees while announcing the resettlement of the 10,000th Syrian refugee in the United States.
The Defense Department’s Principal Deputy CIO, David DeVries, is leaving the Pentagon to run OPM’s IT department.
The financial workforce at the Pentagon are strained by doing more with less, budget cuts, and the pressure to meet auditability requirements by next year, according to the 13th Annual Survey of Defense Financial Management Executives.
A new report published by the conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation, proposed $26 billion in cuts to federal employee pay, arguing that the “federal government pays its employees more than they would earn in the private sector.”
Although it insists it has no interest in holding up the program, a federal labor union is concerned with how the Department of Defense is rolling out its new performance rating system for civilian employees and is working to delay the release.