The Chemical and Biological Defense Program Enterprise – comprised of 26 DoD organizations – leads the department's efforts to protect military personnel from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
The Defense Department's contracting component hasn't complied with new rules meant to address deficiencies in the way contractors estimate prices says a June 29 DoD inspector general report.
While some federal agencies have been dinged by auditors for flagrant purchases on employee charge cards, the Transportation Department has taken steps to ensure its own program for federal travel is secure from that kind of problem, says a recently released GAO report.
The Defense Mobile Classified Capability–Secret has moved out of the pilot phase with the latest release that provides improved call interoperability, failover or redundancy, and a new mobile device management system.
The Defense Department is moving forward with a program to evaluate military, civilian and contractor personnel with security clearances to see if they are actually eligible for those clearances, says a June 24 post by government transparency expert Steven Aftergood.
"Vastly, what we're seeing across the government is the realization that they've had a chance to input into those baselines – and it is a lot of controls, I won't deny that either – but you are actually going through and doing all of those controls versus agencies haven't been going through and doing those controls themselves," said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP director.
As melting sea ice opens once blocked portions of the Arctic to commerce, the Defense Department is stepping up efforts to support other federal agencies' activities in the region as well as update plans and future needs.
The Defense Department and the General Services Administration could easily reduce excess property on military installations if the two agencies shared information better, says a June 18 Government Accountability Office audit.
The Defense Department and its components don't always audit the housing allowances they give to civilian employees overseas to make sure the allowances are valid, says a June 16 Government Accountability Office report.
The DoD has made progress in its nuclear weapons modernization plan, but key parts of the plan have been delayed for years, says a June 15 Government Accountability Office report.