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The proposal netted swift condemnation as “foolish and shortsighted” from the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 700,000 workers in the federal ... “All of the savings and efficiency have to stay within DoD to get more capability into the war fighter faster,” Thornberry said.
An assessment of the flexible employment authorities for the employment and retention of federal civilian employees. GAO believes that DOD addressed this requirement because it sent questionnaires to DOD hiring officials and human resource professionals to collect information on flexible employment ...

Signed by 3,000 Google employees, it protests the company's use of its artificial intelligence expertise in a Pentagon contract. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” it says. The letter demands that the company, whose famous internal motto is “don't be evil,” commit not to “ever build ...
The Office of Compliance is not doing enough to protect the sensitive information of congressional employees who may have been sexual harassed. ... the Office of Personnel management to identify the lowest 20 percent of major components and bureaus on the 2017 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.
3100 Google employees protest company's involvement in Pentagon drone project ... Google experts have been assisting DoD in developing algorithms which analyze drone footage captured during flyovers of large swathes of land (primarily ... This statement has clearly rang hollow with many employees.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of Google employees, including dozens of senior engineers, have signed a letter protesting the company's involvement in a Pentagon program that uses artificial intelligence to interpret video imagery and could be used to improve the targeting of drone strikes. The letter, which ...

Boeing (NYSE: BA), which has come under criticism from Pentagon officials over delays to the KC-46 refueling tanker, is revamping its defense unit in a bid ... Boeing Defense CEO Leanne Caret, in an email to employees first reported by Defense One, said that the company next week will stand up two new ...
“DOD has ignored the contract services budget requirement in its FY 2019 budget request,” the union said in a statement to Government Executive. “Instead, the department only submitted information on “Advisory and Assistance” contracts, which constitute a small fraction of one percent of overall DOD ...
DoD's current leadership is committed to this objective, and more; Ellen Lord, the under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, stated publicly her intent to reduce the time to “get on contract by 50 percent. ... Learn how to get the most out of your business, management and employees.
The Pentagon and its many supporters in Congress say this money is badly needed because budget constraints imposed under a 2011 budget deal have steadily eroded ... Across the military, troops will get a 2.4 percent pay hike, compared with 1.9 percent for civilian employees of the federal government.
As a start-up called Cambridge Analytica sought to harvest the Facebook data of tens of millions of Americans in summer 2014, the company received help from at least one employee at Palantir Technologies, a top Silicon Valley contractor to American spy agencies and the Pentagon. It was a Palantir ...
As a start-up called Cambridge Analytica sought to harvest the Facebook data of tens of millions of Americans in summer 2014, the company received help from at least one employee at Palantir Technologies, a top Silicon Valley contractor to American spy agencies and the Pentagon. It was a Palantir ...
Federal employees left their jobs at a higher rate under the first year of the Trump administration than at any other point since 2013. ... In a letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, PSC suggested DoD remove specific policy and regulatory barriers that make it harder for the services to adopt ...
The hack was first reported by CNBC, which said DoD financial services provider Citibank had reported the criminal organization tried more than a million possible credit card number combinations, and successfully guessed the account numbers belonging to more than 300 DoD employees. The bank and ...
(CNN) Defense Department employees charged just over $138,000 at Trump branded properties in the first eight months of Donald Trump's ... "With the DoD's... spending at Mar-a-Lago and other Trump properties, and Trump's refusal to divest from his sprawling business empire, once again we find the ...
The Army and the Pentagon's inspector general are at loggerheads over allegations that the service has been intentionally overstating how much ... The IG said Army commands, with the full knowledge of headquarters budget staff, intentionally hired fewer employees than they were authorized so that some ...
This provision, tucked away in Section 1045 of the NDAA, imposes broad lobbying restrictions on certain former DOD officials and employees working on behalf of private sector clients that retired from federal service on or after December 12, 2017 (the date on which the Fiscal Year 2018 NDAA became ...

As the Pentagon's top weapons supplier, Lockheed Martin takes the lion's share of DoD funds with nearly 90 percent of revenue coming from the federal ... And while Norquist said he could not comment on how defense contractors pay their employees he said that taxpayers "should be paying for the ...
A DoD press release on Project Maven says the project aims to help deal with the "millions of hours of video" the military collects. Drone footage is pouring into the Pentagon at a rate faster than human analysts can keep up with, so the hope is that machine learning could help do some of the heavy lifting ...
Google has promised employees that it will draft a set of ethical principles on how it does defense-related work with the government, industry publication DefenseOne reports, after thousands of employees urged CEO Sundar Pichai to drop a deal with the Pentagon. Alphabet-owned Google last month said ...
Last August, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a journey to the West Coast and met with Google founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai. Over a half day of meetings, Google leaders described the company's multi-year transition to cloud computing and how it was helping them develop into a ...
According to the report, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene held a town hall meeting with Google employees on Wednesday to downplay concerns over Maven, but that apparently didn't quiet those ... Proposals are due around the end of May, and the DoD is expected to pick a winner around September.
... Fashion Centre at Pentagon City. Police said the men entered the business in the 1100 block of S. Hayes St. at about 11:55 a.m. Jan. 16. The suspects stole numerous sunglasses and threatened and pushed a male employee when confronted, police said. The suspects fled the store prior to police arrival.
Lawmakers are exploring ways to increase safeguards on an emergency alert system that allowed a single government employee to accidentally send a ballistic missile warning to the state of Hawaii. The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday grilled telecommunications industry leaders and ...
On his website, Rumsfeld describes them thusly: “They quickly became a system of communication with the many employees of DoD, as I would ... Going through these Rumsfeld snowflakes released today, it's hard not to feel like the Pentagon hasn't changed much despite 17 years and trillions of dollars.
For example, in multiple places throughout the guidance DoD issued on Friday, officials make clear it's entirely possible for a civilian employee to be exempted ... For most civilian employees at the Defense Department, the 2013 shutdown furlough was shorter than for those at other government agencies.
For the rest of the DoD employees a shutdown will look pretty familiar if they worked during the 2013 shutdown. Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Rob ... The Pentagon curtailed seemingly-minor creature comforts such as cable TV for service members serving overseas. The Armed Forces Network took all but ...
While some inside the intelligence agency feel these changes are inevitable and will help move NGA into the 21st century, the restructuring is troubling some of its employees, particularly its veteran imagery analysts, who are worried their jobs are at risk and are seeking positions in other government ...
Only then did the original leaker of the documents, Rand Corp. employee Daniel Ellsberg, hand over a copy of the papers to the Washington Post. And this is where Post Publisher Katherine Graham, played in the movie by Meryl Streep, and Executive Editor Ben Bradley, played by Tom Hanks, come in.
Other federal offices along the East Coast are making similar decisions. The Federal Executive Board is recommending that federal offices in Baltimore, Maryland open and offer employees unscheduled telework or leave. In Philadelphia, the FEB is recommending federal offices open and offer employees ...
I had been chairman of the board at Rand for only a few weeks when the corporation's president called me to say that a Rand employee, Daniel Ellsberg, was responsible for leaking the Pentagon Papers. The leaked documents, intended for future historians, revealed decades of deception from at least ...
The 2018 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee or Service Member with a Disability Award honors individual civilian employees and service members with disabilities who supported the DOD mission. Nomination packages from major commands and MAJCOM—equivalents are due to the Air ...
The transition marks the most wide-reaching and significant change to military pay and benefits in 70 years, according to DoD. The new plan moves ... The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program insures about 8.2 million federal employees and provides more the $53 billion a year in health benefits.
Four years ago, this staffer for the defense policy undersecretary helped the Pentagon figure out the impacts of a shutdown. Hint: it wasn't pretty. ... A shutdown's impact on contracts and contractors is even less predictable than for service members and DoD civilian employees. If a contract has already been ...
The former Pentagon official said they identified "anomalous" aircraft that were "seemingly defying the laws of aerodynamics." "Things that don't have any obvious flight services, any obvious forms of propulsion, and maneuvering in ways that include extreme maneuverability beyond, I would submit, the ...
TRAVEL AS USUAL: Mattis, clearly an essential DoD employee if there ever was one, embarks on an overseas trip to Asia today. The Pentagon has not announced his itinerary for the weeklong trip, but in his Friday speech on his new defense strategy, Mattis let it drop that he was going to Indonesia and ...
Government shutdown triggers payroll advance offers to military and DOD employees. by Candice Zamora. Image License: MGN. AA. PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —. The Senate failed to pass a government spending bill on Friday evening, triggering a partial government shutdown that began at midnight. In light of the ...
Once a CRA or another appropriations act is signed into law, normal disbursement of military pay will resume,” Pentagon Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Michelle ... 22, DoD civilian employees were required to come into work to sign paperwork and close out any busy work like emails, Baldanza said. Civilians were ...
TSP Withdrawal Changes Signed; Congress Approves DoD Bill ... It also keeps in place a lower per diem lodging rate for employees on ...
Michigan Department of Corrections receives award from DOD ... “Our employees serving with the National Guard and Reserves make great ... with financial support to their families through employee-led fundraising events.
An employee at the store showed surveillance video to FOX 45's Shavon Anderson, and said the robbers fired shots at the owner, which is why ...
It holds nuclear missile codes, it's in charge of the security of the United States, and its ultimate boss, the US president, is a prolific tweeter.
WASHINGTON — A Senate panel took a Pentagon nominee to task Thursday over ongoing concerns that the Trump administration has ...
DoD Honors Top Civilian Employees in Pentagon Ceremony ... Kurta said the David O. Cooke award recognizes a DoD employee with three to ...
From January through September, DoD employees donated about $127,000 to political candidates. About 65 percent of the contributions, ...
By Lisa Ferdinando DoD News, Defense Media Activity ... 1, 2017, on the number of full-time equivalent employees of the DoD management ...
DoD's longest-serving employee marks 75 years in government ... Some federal employees are counting the days until they're able to retire ...
The first employees were inducted shortly thereafter, and include a ... here in the Pentagon, a headquarters function out in the field and a ...
The DoD authorization is considered one of the few annual ... Both versions further would deny the Pentagon's request for another round of base closings, while extending several special benefits for employees working in ...
In the wake of DOD's decision, UnitedHealthcare is helping affected employees get new jobs internally, and remains committed to having a ...


 

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