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Top Army contracting official says oversight is too burdensome to promote cutting edge technology

The Defense Department acquisition process has become burdensome, leaving the Army behind in technology development, said Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the army for acquisition, logistics and technology at an April 21 Center for Strategic and International Studies event.

UPDATED- GSA IG: Contractors had access to personal data without required training, background checks

Federal contractors without background checks, non-disclosure agreements or required privacy training were able to access sensitive data from Army childcare subsidy payment applications that they were hired to process.

GAO: Army hasn't met own target of reducing on-hand excess inventory

The services are responsible for fourt-fifths of the Defense Department's $98 billion in secondary item excess inventory, which includes spare parts that can be repaired and reused and other supplies needed to maintain military equipment.

Army seeks 'radio marketplace'

Vendors will compete for orders for the full rate production of Manpack radios in a "radio marketplace" that the Army seeks to create.

EEOC rules in favor of transgender woman discriminated against by Army

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on April 1 ordered the Army to pay out damages to a transgender worker who was refused access to the restroom that matched her gender identity and called her by her former name, according to the Transgender Law Center who obtained the ruling.

AP: Special Operations members don't think women can do the job

U.S. special forces members don't believe that women can handle the physical and mental demands and are concerned the Defense Department will weaken standards to allow women to serve in the elite fighting units, says an April 6 Associated Press article.

Army signs on to use GSA's OASIS contracting vehicle for professional services

The Army has signed on to use the General Service Administration's governmentwide blanket contract for professional services, called OASIS, says a March 16 GSA statement.

GAO: Army, Navy Dept. fail to track service separation due to non-disability mental conditions

The Army, Navy and Marines don't know how many military members have been separated from service due to mental illness that aren't considered service-related, says a Feb. 13 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: Services don't know if they're meeting mental health staffing needs

The military services don't know if their mental health staffing levels meet the needs of military members because their departmentwide fiscal 2016 assessment is missing critical data, says a Jan. 30 Government Accountability Office report.

GAO: DoD doesn't know if it's staffing secretary offices at the right levels

The Defense Department doesn't know if it employs the appropriate number of workers at headquarters because it doesn't determine personnel requirements as part of a systematic process and procedures aren't in place to make sure the department assesses its personnel needs periodically, says a Jan. 21 Government Accountability report.