Posts Tagged: DOD

DOD’s brave new world – Plus the 7 Gov Stories You Need to Know

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: Measuring the success of a virtual internship program can be tricky, and metrics matter quite a bit in government. So how do you create metrics for a virtual internship program? Insights from the Virtual Internship Program at the State Department. You can find all of our programs online: and GovLoop… Read more »

10K OSD, 2K Southcom Emails Now in DISA’s Cloud

The Defense Information Systems Agency has migrated more than 10,000 staff email accounts in the Office of Secretary of Defense and 2,000 Southern Command users to the agency’s private, cloud-based email system. DISA intends for DOD Enterprise Email to eventually support more than 4.5 million users and the system currently has 1.4 million users, the… Read more »

Reshaping and resizing the Pentagon – Plus your Weekend Reads

Government restructuring. It seems like we have been talking about eliminating duplicative programs for years. But there hasn’t been much progress. But now that sequestration and other budget cuts are on the table a restructuring of government seems to be inevitable, especially at the Defense Department. So how do you restructure correctly? Christopher Lamb is… Read more »

DoD Acts to Ensure Spare Part Pipeline

The Defense Department, in an attempt to ensure access to obsolete parts, will continue work on its web-based tracking system of spare parts. The program is called the “Diminished Manufacturing Sources Shared Data Warehouse” program and is meant to link different sources of information about obsolete parts, declining manufacturing sources and material shortages. The Defense… Read more »

What you need to know about the new Defense Health Agency

by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Senior Analyst We are one week away from the largest reorganization of military health in the Defense Department’s history – the formation of the Defense Health Agency (DHA). The new agency promises to be more than just a rearranging of desk chairs as it will change how the Defense Department handles… Read more »

Can Industry Use Mobility to Build a Smarter Federal Workforce of the Future?

by Thomas O’Keefe, Senior Analyst In five years, government won’t even be thinking about mobility, according to some of the speakers at AFCEA Bethesda’s Mobility Technology Symposium earlier this month. No, it’s not that mobility is going away – what the speakers meant was mobility’s strong forward momentum will mean it will become ubiquitous and… Read more »

Why “Do More with Less” is Wrong

For government managers faced with restrained budgets, hiring freezes, and new mandates, the pressure to do more with existing resources has gained widespread traction. “Wrong” is a bit of an overstatement, but for one government leader, the notion of “doing more with less” misses a central point. Last week, Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for Management… Read more »

DHA to Save Pentagon $2.4B – But Consolidation Means Opportunity

by Rick Antonucci, Analyst The Department of Defense (DOD) recently stated that the new Defense Health Agency (DHA) is slated to save the Pentagon about $2.4 billion over the next 6 years, NextGov reports. The DHA will be composed of the TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) and the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical Command,… Read more »

2014 House NDAA Continues Procurement Tinkering

by Steve Charles, Co-founder and Executive Vice President As it does every year, Congress passes procurement law changes in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This year is no different. So what’s in store for 2014? It’s too early to say with certainty, because while the House has passed its version, the Senate is still… Read more »

House passes $638 billion defense bill – Plus the DorobekINSIDER’s 7 stories

On GovLoop Insights’ DorobekINSIDER: It seems you can’t turn around these days without hearing about another government conference scandal. But what gets lost in the horror stories of magicians and fancy hotel suits is the real reason why these conferences are essential for govies, learning. Click here for the full recap. The SEVEN stories that… Read more »