Sequestration at the Defense Department hasn't only hurt agencies, it's also been a detriment to the American economy, Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke said at an Aug. 18 Brookings Institution event.
The Defense Department issued a directive last week that creates a council to handle oversight for new guidelines that will standardize and unify its cyber workforce and policies.
The department said the deadline for protest has passed and given there were no protests filed by the losing bidders, the contract will proceed as planned.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are required to deploy modernized electronic health records that employ full, standards-based interoperability by Dec. 31, 2016, but the Government Accountability Office says the departments aren't on track to meet that goal until after 2018.
The Defense Department had trouble determining reasonable prices for noncompetitive contracts because some contractors were reluctant to share pricing information, according to an Aug. 12 Government Accountability Office report.
Almost three-quarters of military families expect to feel the financial effects of defense spending cuts and sequestration, a new survey found.
The Pentagon took down the Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network after it noticed suspicious activity that later revealed a cyber attack by Russian hackers, NBC News reported Aug. 6, citing unnamed sources.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff unclassified email network has been down for more than a week – at least since July 29 – for an investigation into suspicious activity.
Enterprise-grade mobile devices and applications might not fit the needs of the military's health organizations right off the shelf, according to two officials who spoke July 31 at a Health Summit hosted by AFCEA International's DC chapter.
The Army doesn't know when its reservists are available serve because of incomplete information on soldiers' non-availability documentation, says a July 31 Government Accountability Office report.