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DARPA aims to cut time to develop weapons by 80 percent

DoD researchers are trying to figure out a way to build big weapons systems in two years instead of 10, by following the lead of the IT industry. DARPA plans to test the concept with the Marine Corps, fulfilling their need for an amphibious combat vehicle.

Tags: DoD , DARPA , acquisition , Paul Eremenko , Nathan Wiedenman , rapid acquisition process , Marine Corps , expeditionary combat vehicle , technology , Jared Serbu

Monday - 12/12/2011, 05:07am EST
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Industry group take aim at 2012 Defense Authorization

Alan Chvotkin, the vice president and general counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what industry would like to see in a final bill.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , Alan Chvotkin , PSC , ARWG , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 12/09/2011, 08:59pm EST
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Navy CIO Halvorsen offers best practices for small IT contractors

Terry Halvorsen, the chief information officer at the Navy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the Navy's efforts to attract small-business IT contractors.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , technology , contracting , acquisition , industry , Navy , DoD

Friday - 12/09/2011, 05:40pm EST
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Navy delays final RFP for NGEN program

The service will reissue two major pieces of the draft RFP for comment. The Navy said it will not release the final RFP before the end of January.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Navy , NGEN , NMCI , network operations , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/09/2011, 07:42pm EST

What's happening in the federal market?

Host Roger Waldron will discuss a wide variety of procurement issues, with Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens Government Technologies.
December 06, 2012(Encore presentation January 10, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , Judy Marks , Siemens Government Technologies , federal market , energy conservation , performance contracts , team building , management , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 10:11pm EST
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Expert wonders if it's time to put F-35 out of its misery

Winslow Wheeler, director of the Straus Military Reform Project at the Center for Defense Information, says that the latest holdups with the F-35 joint strike fighter program are nothing new. He suggests that it might be time for the DoD to pull the plug on the ill-fated program and seek other solutions.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , DoD , F-35 , Federal Drive , Lockheed Martin , Leon Panetta , acquisition

Tuesday - 12/06/2011, 11:30am EST
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Forecasting the IT market

Veteran federal sales executive Max Peterson joined host Mark Amtower for a discussion about current conditions facing the IT community as well as potential "hot" areas for contractors selling IT products and services to the government over the next few years.
December 5, 2011(Encore presentation January 23, 2012)

Tags: Max Peterson , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , acquisition , contracting , industry , IT , technology

Monday - 12/05/2011, 05:58pm EST
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Bid protests at highest levels since 1995

Lee Dougherty, who leads the government contracts practice group at General Counsel, P.C., joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the most recent bid protest numbers, released by GAO. Those numbers show the highest number of protests since 1995.

Tags: Lee Dougherty , General Counsel P.C , bid protests , contracting , industry , acquisition , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 12/05/2011, 06:28pm EST
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Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , industry , acquisition , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , DoD , Air Force , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

Assad: DoD won't target contractor profitability

Shay Assad, the department's director of procurement and acquisition policy, said the department won't target contractors' profits, even as the Pentagon aims to make cuts. The Pentagon has said its concerned with cost reduction, not margin reduction.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Shay Assad , DoD , DoD Report , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:09pm EST
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