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DoD Plans to “Rightsize” Military Treatment Facilities

As part of its effort to prioritize readiness, the Department of Defense (DoD) plans to restructure 50 military hospitals and clinics across the U.S. The rightsizing plan, recently submitted to Congress, is the result of DoD’s review of all its military treatment facilities (MTFs). Of the 50 MTFs DoD intends to restructure, 37 that …… » Read more


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Upgrade Your Acquisitions With Critical Thinking

In today’s rapidly changing acquisition ecosystem, you must be able to apply the right skill sets to make the best decisions. Asking the hard questions and taking a deep dive into issues and other influences on the acquisition process will pay dividends down the road. This webinar will provide a simple methodology you can use to stretch …… » Read more

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The Biggest Threat to IT Security Could Be Sitting in Your Office

A recent survey of IT operations and security leaders from federal, state, and local governments revealed shared concerns across the public sector in IT complexity, insider threats, and user network access, MeriTalk reports. Roughly half of respondents (52 percent) identified “careless and untrained insiders” as the top IT …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

Parting Thoughts from a CIO

The outgoing chief information officer (CIO) at the Department of Justice (DOJ) has achieved $600 million in IT cost avoidance, reduced cyberrisk by 70 percent, and merged 23 email systems into one cloud-based solution ... and that’s just during his six years with DOJ. As he retires from government service this week, Joseph Klimavicz …… » Read more

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