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Small biz trying to get piece of DoD procurement pie

The Pentagon has been under pressure to spend less, and that urgency is growing, as the threat of automatic-cuts looms.

Tags: John Shoraka , SBA , contracting , acquisition , DoD , Congress

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:08am EST
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Obama announces 3 key DoD nominations

President Barack Obama announced a slate of nominees for administration posts, including three in key Defense Department positions. They include nominees for the Pentagon's personnel and policy chiefs and the department's chief weapons buyer.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , people , Erin Conaton , Air Force , Frank Kendall , James Miller , Clifford Stanley , Jo Ann Rooney , Michele Flournoy , Ashton Carter

Monday - 01/23/2012, 10:01pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , David Van Buren , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am EST
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DoD, industry take on 'pervasive instability' in contracting

Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DoD contract management.

Tags: DoD , contracting , acquisition , industry , Ray Bjorklund , Deltek , contract management , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Coast Guard rethinking mobile security

Adm. Bob Day, the assistant commander for C4&IT at the U.S. Coast Guard, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's recent purchase of a mobile-security solution from contractor Unisys.

Tags: industry , acquisition , contracting , Coast Guard , mobile , Unisys , In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Day

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:42pm EST
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Justice IG finds IWN program provides little value

The latest report on the 10-year effort to build a nationwide interoperable communications system shows law enforcement agents are still using 15-year-old radios. DoJ's Integrated Wireless Network program has been a victim of budget shortfalls and poor governance.

Tags: technology , acquisition , management , DOJ , Integrated Wireless Network , telecommunications , General Dynamics , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/20/2012, 04:01pm EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , GSA , mobile , Federal Mobility Strategy , Congress , acquisition , contracting , Army , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Tags: GAO , Belva Martin , In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , DoD , national security exception

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST
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Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board plans for future

Tom Allen, the chairman of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the recent report it released to stakeholders, which serves as the board's three-year plan.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board , Tom Allen , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:33pm EST
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Could DoD cuts benefit small businesses?

Steve Krause, a principal at Catalyst Partners, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how steep defense cuts could actually play to smaller contractors' strengths.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , industry , Steve Krause , Catalyst Partners , small business , budget

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 06:09pm EST
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