Defense Knowledge Online went offline May 31, said the Army News Service in a June 3 post. The closure of DKO comes following 14 months of gradual transition to collaboration software hosted through the Defense Information Systems Agency's enterprise services.
The Defense Department made $1.1 billion in improper payments in 2011, a recently released May 13 Government Accountability Office report says. Improper payments include wrong payout for health benefits, retirement pay and travel reimbursement.
A task force sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations calls on the United States to build an alliance for cybersecurity with like-minded actors. The task force – charged with making recommendations for the defense of an open global Internet and co-chaired by John Negroponte, a former diplomat and director of national intelligence, and Samuel Palmisano, the former chief executive officer of IBM – issued June 6 a final report (.pdf).
The House passed a veterans affairs and military construction spending bill June 4 that includes $73.3 billion in discretionary funding for fiscal 2014, $63.1 billion of which would be for the...
The House Appropriations subcommittee on defense marked up a defense appropriations bill on June 5 that provides $512.5 billion in base funding. That amount, which is part of a $972.6 billion discretionary spending plan (.pdf) for the coming fiscal year, is $3.4 billion less than President Obama's defense spending request and $28.1 billion more than the current level after sequestration spending cuts.
The United States wants to make cybersecurity a regular part of its diplomatic exchanges with China, White House senior officials said during a June 4 press call ahead of a planned 2 day meeting between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping in California later this week.
The Defense Department has proposed updating its regulations to require that major contractors subject to cost accounting standards – and their large subcontractors – have anti-counterfeit avoidance and detection systems in place for electronic parts.
The Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee released a $972.6 billion discretionary spending plan (.pdf) to dole out money to agencies in the fiscal 2014 budget. That's $187 billion less in discretionary spending than President Obama's $1.16 trillion request (.pdf).
The Defense Department should adjust its policies to determine the appropriate mix of military, civilian and contractor personnel based on critical functions, and explain in the meantime how it projects contractor numbers when budgeting, the General Accounting Office says in a new report.
The Navy Department added to the series of delays experienced by its Next Generation Enterprise Network acquisition program by announcing May 29 another delay to the award announcement.