New initiatives to bring small businesses into the Army technology ecosystem, and a big acceleration of BYOD
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by Jared Serbu
2M ago
 We start this week’s show with an exclusive interview with Gabe Camarillo, the undersecretary of the Army, about several new initiatives the Army’s launching to incorporate small, innovative businesses into its technology ecosystem.  Later in the program, Kenneth McNeill, the National Guard’s chief information officer, talks us about a big expansion of the Army’s pilot to let soldiers use their personal devices to access Army networks.    ..read more
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To institutionalize DevSecOps, Navy's Black Pearl aims to 'commoditize the boring stuff'
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by Jared Serbu
4M ago
When the Navy Department set about the process of simplifying its journey to modern software development, officials decided it didn't make much sense to reinvent the wheel. So instead of building a software factory and development pipeline from scratch, they borrowed heavily from the Air Force's Platform One initiative and tailored it to the Navy's needs where necessary.  On this week's edition of On DoD, Jared Serbu talks with Manuel Gauto, the chief engineer for Black Pearl, and Bob Stevens, a vice president at Gitlab, the company that provides the development platform Black Pearl runs ..read more
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One reason Navy ship maintenance is taking too long: workers stuck waiting for supplies
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by Jared Serbu
6M ago
Maintenance periods for the Navy’s ships and submarines are taking longer than they should. And there are a lot of reasons for that, but one that the Navy’s only recently discovered is that most of the supplies shipyard employees need to do the work aren’t on hand at the time the work’s supposed to start. On average, less than a third of the material needed for a given maintenance availability is even identified before the work starts.  The Navy’s trying to fix that as part of a broader logistics improvement program called Naval Sustainment System Supply (NSS-S). On this week's show, Rear ..read more
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Five years into DoD financial audits, progress has stalled
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by Jared Serbu
6M ago
The Defense Department and its components are now into their fifth year of having their financial statements independently scrutinized by independent auditors. In the first few years, there were some very promising signs that DoD was on the path to eventually earning a clean opinion, as every other federal agency has already done.  But the DoD inspector general says it’s getting more difficult to find clear signs of widespread financial improvement.  On this week's show, Marcus Gullett, the deputy assistant inspector general for audit, financial management and reporting, joins Jared ..read more
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Va. National Guard's 'Smart Weapon' aims to stop wasting airmen's time on paperwork
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by Jared Serbu
7M ago
Just like innumerable other government agencies, the Air Force runs on paper-based forms that have to be filled out manually, and each one takes time. How much? That was a difficult question to answer until the Virginia Air National Guard’s 192nd Wing saw a chance to do things differently. ' Chief Master Sergeant Joe Young, who’s been leading the testing process, talks with Jared Serbu about the initiative, called HR Smart Weapon ..read more
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Federal News Network Special Report | Nowhere safe to hide: What online harassment is doing to service members and the military
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by Jared Serbu
8M ago
The internet is a forum for harassment that women in the military can't escape. They are being bombarded by toxic comments, vile memes and even stalking. Yet, the Pentagon has few answers for a problem that is hurting mental health and retention. In this extended special report, Federal News Network's Scott Maucione and Amelia Brust explore the problem in detail, and ask what the military services can and should be doing to address it ..read more
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How the Pentagon's first chief software officer sees the state of software management in DoD
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by Jared Serbu
8M ago
Jason Weiss was appointed back in January 2021 as DoD’s first-ever Chief Software Officer. Weiss has decided he’s ready to move back to the private sector. In this episode, he tells Jared Serbu about his takeaways from his tour of duty, including some of the ways DoD’s started to experiment with new funding models for software, how software factories have started to permeate the department, and how he wishes he'd had more authority to direct change. Later in the episode, Department of the Navy CIO Aaron Weis and Jennifer Edgin, the Marine Corps’ Assistant Deputy Commandant for Information talk ..read more
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The logistics of fuel storage in INDOPACOM and the military's moving contract
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by Jared Serbu
9M ago
On this episode of On DoD, a bit of a logistics focus. First, we talk with Tim Walton, a fellow at the Hudson Institute, about DoD's somewhat surprising decision to close down its Red Hill fuel storage facility near Honolulu. We'll also talk with Al Thompson, the CEO of HomeSafe Alliance. That's the company U.S. Transportation Command finally selected to reform the military's household goods moving system. HomeSafe has a green light to get to work on the multibillion dollar contract, now that the Government Accountability Office has dismissed each of the bid protests that challenged it ..read more
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DoD's Danielle Metz on how the multibillion dollar JWCC cloud contract will actually work
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by Jared Serbu
11M ago
On this episode, an extended discussion with Danielle Metz, the deputy DoD chief information officer for information enterprise. Metz explains how Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle will actually compete for work under the up to $9 billion contract, in an approach that's novel for government procurement. Federal News Network reported on the key details of this interview in mid-December, when the coversation was first recorded. This episode of On DoD contains the full interview ..read more
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Army's DEVCOM takes 'future of work' from concept to reality
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by Jared Serbu
1y ago
It’s fair to say there are a lot of institutions across government that are still figuring out what the future of work will look like. In this episode, we revisit one of the Army organizations that’s much further along than most when it comes to answering some of those questions. John Willison, the deputy to the commanding general at Army Combat Capabilities Development Command makes a second appearance on On DoD. Last April, he talked with us about what was then just a concept paper for the future of work at DEVCOM. This time, he joins us to talk about what the command has done to turn that p ..read more
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