Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants to ease some of the restrictions on who can enlist in the military to better attract young and smart talent to the services, said a Pentagon spokesman at a March 28 press conference.
The House Armed Services Committee released a highly anticipated bill that is meant to streamline the Defense Department's acquisition process and better train it's procurement officers. The legislation would focus on four areas of the acquisition process: workforce training, chain of command, streamlining reporting requirements and overall acquisition strategy.
The Defense Department reduced the number of employees and contractors who hold security clearances over the last two years by more than 700,000 people, according to documents obtained by open government expert Steven Aftergood on his Secrecy News blog.
Warfighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can relive the trigger events in order to better cope with them through new treatment using virtual reality.
Leaders with the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence March 24 unveiled legislation that would encourage private companies to voluntarily share information on cyber threats with each other and the federal government as long as it doesn't go through the National Security Agency or the Defense Department.
As the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments continue to their march toward an interoperable electronic health record system, the VA will not be moving to a proprietary EHR platform, said Acting VA Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren.
The Veterans Affairs Department will have "foundational capability" at all its facilities for a new health record interface tool by the end of 2015, the department's acting chief information officer said last week.
The Defense Department's inspector general has reversed its clean fiscal 2012 financial audit of the Marine Corps after it recently found the data the IG relied on wasn't accurate. The DoD discovered the information the Marine Corps provided for the fiscal 2012 financial audit was unreliable after it reviewed the information again for the fiscal 2014 audit.
The largest federal employee union is calling on the Defense Department to stop a proposal to cut funding for its commissaries, says a March 18 American Federal of Government Employees letter to Congress.
The Defense Department hasn't done a good job of understanding the underreporting of male sexual assault in the services, says a March 19 Government Accountability Office report.