The Defense Department doesn't have a plan to monitor how the services integrate women into newly opened positions past the end of this year, says a July 20 Government Accountability Office report.
The Defense Department's effort to modernize its business systems isn't producing the desired results because the department hasn't implemented recommendations defined over the last 20 years, says a July 16 Government Accountability Office report.
The 30-day "cybersecurity sprint" federal agencies undertook in response to serious data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management wrapped up July 12. Now, agencies await review from senior Obama administration officials and the promised Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.
The Defense Department plans to eventually allow a "bring your own device" mobile policy for a small set of users on its unclassified network, but it won't be pushed very widely throughout the department, said DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
The Defense Department announced it will undertake a six-month study aimed at ending the ban on transgender people in the military.
The Defense Department plans to support the explosion of health data in the Military Health System with increased wireless infrastructure. "Most of our hospitals are not new buildings," said Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.
As DoD tries to better understand its industry partners, Halvorsen isn't seeing the same eagerness from vendors trying to better understand their customer.
Some agencies haven't be consistent in following guidance for reviewing priority goals, says a July Government Accountability Office report.
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.