The Insider

Inside the Pentagon highlights

By John Liang  
July 12, 2018 at 5:00 AM

Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Pentagon:

1. The Pentagon chief information officer says his office is reviewing the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition strategy, but he declined to set a new date for releasing the final solicitation.

Full story: Defense Department CIO reviewing JEDI cloud strategy

2. There appears to be a "significant" geographic shift underway in where the Pentagon obligates its contracting dollars, with spending in the region of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command trending especially upward, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Full story: CRS sees 'significant' geographic shift in DOD contracting dollars

3. The Senate Appropriations Committee remains concerned the Defense Department does not have adequate policies and controls in place to enforce limitations on its annual amount of contracted services and is urging the Pentagon comptroller to review the matter.

Full story: Senate appropriators still seek transparency in DOD services contracts

4. The "Big Four" House and Senate defense authorizers agree that a conference committee should be able to finalize a compromise version of the fiscal year 2019 defense authorization bill by the end of this month, despite several differences between them.

Full story: Defense authorizers aim for rapid completion of final bill, despite differences