Spending for major key enterprise resource planning systems would overall go down, with some notable exceptions, under the Defense Department fiscal 2014 budget proposal. DoD OCIO data shows some ERP budgets would increase substantially should Congress approve the request.
The Defense Department's fiscal 2014 budget proposal includes $39.6 billion for information technology, shows an overview from the departmental office of the chief information officer released earlier this month.
In its annual report on the Chinese military, the Defense Department acknowledged May 6 that intrusions, which "appear to be attributable directly to the Chinese government and military," led to the breach of government networks for the purpose of information gathering.
Alan Butler, EPIC's appellate advocacy counsel, in an article in the American University Law Review ( link at SSRN ) says military cyber operations may easily meet thresholds established by the 18th century constitutional prohibition against soldiers quartering during peacetime in "any house, without the consent of the Owner" and during wartime "but in a manner to be prescribed by law."
The first of six instruments to fly on the first in a planned constellation of four geostationary weather satellites is ready for installation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced May 2.
Commerce Department auditors say a waterfall systems development approach contributed to risk that a ground system will not be ready in time for the planned October 2015 launch of the first of four geostationary weather satellite meant to replace an aging existing constellation.
The strategy lays out a data-management framework for earth-observation data generated, disseminated and used by federal agencies. The framework aims to maximize the likelihood that Earth data is available in a timely and usable manner; facilitate the use of open, machine readable-formats and APIs; and encourage uniform tools and practices to increase interoperability, says the strategy.
As Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets up to speed on the integrated electronic health record, the Veterans Affairs Department is helping provide him with information he needs to make decisions on the project's future, said VA's Acting Chief Information Officer Stephen Warren during an April 25 press call. On the call, Warren also reaffirmed VA's commitment to an open source iEHR.
A Pentagon rough estimate that it would cost the Defense Department $12.6 billion over a decade to relocate most of its 11 major systems dependent on a 95 megahertz spectrum band that could potentially auctioned to the private sector was mostly methodologically sound, says the Government Accountability Office.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told a House committee earlier this month the department pulled back from issuing an planned request for proposals for an electronic health record at his instruction.