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Acquisition Workforce News

Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

Army fills two top acquisition posts

The Army has filled two of its highest acquisition jobs. Heidi Shyu has been appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Scott Fish is its new chief scientist.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 11:15am EDT

AcqStat sessions give broader view of challenges

OFPP is holding these meetings with large agencies to understand how they are meeting the Obama administration's acquisition goals. The sessions are similar to the TechStat sessions, but they're not at the program level. OFPP also is finalizing rules around multiple award contracts and schedule bidding.

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:03am EDT
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Chiarelli calls for overhaul of Army acquisition system

Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli stops short of saying the entire acquisition system should be scrapped but he is pushing for big changes.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:03pm EDT

ACT-IAC recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions

ACT-IAC offers recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions.

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 03:32pm EDT

DoD aims to move to cleaner energy

As part of Energy Awareness Month, DoD releases a statement on its commitment to move toward cleaner energy sources.

Friday - 10/15/2010, 03:46pm EDT

Deltek CEO discusses purchase of Input

Host Mark Amtower interviews Deltek CEO Kevin Parker about the company's recent acquisition of Input.
October 11, 2010 (Repeated October 18, 2010)

Monday - 10/11/2010, 04:22pm EDT
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Changes come to how government contractors get information

Bill Gormley, the President and CEO of the Washington Management Group, which owns FedSources, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss the changes to how the contracting community will get information.

Wednesday - 10/06/2010, 06:39pm EDT
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Small business recruited to help affordability efforts

The top procurement officer of a Top 100 DoD contractor gives a thumbs up to the newly announced Pentagon acquisition reforms. WFED's Scott Carr reports.

Friday - 10/01/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Army fights contracting workforce attrition

With attrition from retirement and other factors, the Army is faced with needing as many as 500 new contracting officials almost every year for the foreseeable future. We get details on the options for dealing with that from the Army's Edward Harrington.

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Where is the acquisition workforce?

A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:40am EDT
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Pentagon cuts costs, challenges contractors

What industry really thinks about the Pentagon's cost cutting plan from Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:41am EDT
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Army rebuilding contracting workforce

The Army is trying to get the word out that it needs good people to help manage money. The lagging economy, stubborn unemployment and improved pay and benefits are helping to attract the next generation of acquisition professionals into the fold.

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Defense insourcing to continue

Army builds tank test track at Aberdeen

Wednesday - 09/08/2010, 08:40am EDT

FAA's NextGen takes flight

By 2018, the FAA expects NextGen to reduce flight delays by 21 percent, provide $22 billion in benefits to the traveling public, and save 1.4 billion gallons of fuel. We get an update on the program from the FAA's Vicki Fox.

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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DoD looks to industry for budget advice

Learn more in today's DoD report.

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 05:18pm EDT
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Defense Acquisition University president reflects on changes

After almost 50 years of service, Frank Anderson is retiring.

Monday - 08/16/2010, 04:30pm EDT
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Year end dollars begin to dwindle

Our look at the upcoming end-of-the-fiscal-year acquisition-spree turns to a vendor's perspective. Joining us to talk about the year-end ordering from a contractor's point of view is Stephanie Ambrose, Vice President at Serco.

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 09:38am EDT
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IT managers see giant double rainbows

CDW's IT Monitor, which has been tracking IT sentiment since the beginning of the recession, reveals stronger IT budget expectations over the next six months and a renewed confidence in the IT job market for the first time in 2010. CDW's vice president of product and partner management, Matt Troka, explains.

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 10:31am EDT
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