OSD

May 15, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
As the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (R&E) pursues DOD’s modernization priorities, such as fully networked C3, microelectronics, space and cyber space offense and defense capabilities, it is looking to the industry for innovative solutions. Credit: Shutterstock/Gorodenkoff

As the Defense Department’s acquisition and sustainment office works to improve the military’s contracting processes, the research and engineering component—newly separated from acquisition and sustainment in a major reorganization last year—is ready for industry advancements, said Doug Schroeder, DASD Space, Strategic and Intelligence Systems and deputy director, National Intelligence Division, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

May 1, 2019
 

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $950,668,589 and an $11,844,044 cost-plus-fixed-fee task order. Under the contract, IDA will provide research, analyses, technical evaluation, and test and evaluation support to the Office of the Secretary of Defense Joint Staff, combatant commands, and defense agencies. IDA work will involve the comprehensive evaluation of national security issues, including systems and technologies at all stages of development, deployment, and use. Work performance will take place at the Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia, and other Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S.

August 3, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Maj. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as director, Joint Strike Fighter Program, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Arlington, Virginia.

June 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems, Bethesda, Maryland, is being awarded an $85,549,227 fixed-price incentive-fee contract for a full range of classified and unclassified information technology services in the National Capital Region (NCR). The effort provides services to approximately 18,000 users in the NCR and within a 300-mile radius of the Pentagon. Users include the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Chiefs of Staff, National Military Command Center, Headquarters Air Force, and other government agencies who interface with the Department of Defense. Air Force District of Washington, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

April 10, 2012
By George Seffers

Netcentrics Corporation, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $12,976,129 firm-fixed-price contract to obtain information technology operations back office support for the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Washington Headquarters Service (WHS); WHS supported organizations; and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. Washington Headquarters Service is the contracting activity.

March 11, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly, USMC, has been appointed senior military assistant to the secretary of defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.

January 7, 2011
By Beverly Schaeffer

Over the past year, situational awareness (SA) in Afghanistan has received a huge boost via the new Afghan Mission Network, which is transforming how U.S. and coalition partners share intel that's classified secret and below. Formally approved by NATO in early 2010, it reached IOC in the summer. In this month's issue of SIGNAL Magazine, Technology Editor George I. Seffers examines the high-level U.S.

October 13, 2010
By Beverly Schaeffer

David M. Wennergren has been assigned as assistant deputy chief management officer, Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C.