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Air Force, DLA lead way in suspensions, debarments

In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.

Tags: On DoD , Acquisition , Suspension and debarment , Jared Serbu , DoD , DLA , Steven Shaw , Normand Lussier

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:29pm EDT
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Air Force cites progress on F-22 oxygen mystery

The Air Force believes it is getting much closer to pinpointing the reason why pilots of its prized F-22 stealth fighters sometimes suffer an oxygen deficit during flight, a senior general said Thursday.

Tags: F-22 , Charles Lyon , Adam Kinzinger , Mark Warner , DoD , DoD Report

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 09:34pm EDT

Suspension and debarments rise amid pressure from Congress

Agencies are making greater use of their ability to declare contractors and individuals ineligible for work by the federal government. Some outside experts suggest the increase may be the result of hasty decisions.

Tags: Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Contracting , Industry , Suspension and debarment , Defense Logistics Agency , Crowell and Moring , Venable , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Angela Styles , Rob Burton , Fred Levy , Normand Lussier , Steven Shaw , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:49am EDT
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Army plans to begin four 'utility-scale' renewable energy projects this year

The four acquisition decisions the service will make in the coming months are the first fruits of a task force the Army created to pursue large-scale solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy facilities on its bases.

Tags: Army , renewable energy , John Lushetsky , Kathy Ahsing , Energy initiatives task force , solar energy , Industry , Fort Bliss , Fort Irwin , Fort Detrick , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 01:46pm EDT

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tags: Acquisition , workforce , management , budget , DoD , Navy , DLA , Army , Rene Thomas-Rizzo , Scott Harwood , Roy Wood , Tom Evans , Ruben Gomez , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Air Force makes history, pins first female four-star general

Janet Wolfenbarger will lead the Air Force Materiel Command, which is a key organization for current and future weapons systems. She promoted the Air Force's "culture of diversity" as the reason for her new rank.

Tags: DoD , Ruben Gomez , Janet Wolfenbarger , Air Force Materiel Command , Norton Schwartz , Michael Donley , DoD Report

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 09:24pm EDT

Air Force: Up to 78 cadets cheated on math test

Up to 78 Air Force Academy cadets cheated on an online calculus test by getting help during the exam from a website, the academy said Wednesday.

Tags: Air Force Academy , DoD

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 06:22am EDT

New policy would allow reservists to carry over leave

The Air Force Reserve is working on a new policy to allow reservists to carry over earned days of leave from year to year.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 09:30am EDT

Air Force cancels annual technology conference

The Air Force canceled an annual technology conference, citing budget concerns. It had scheduled the AFIT conference for late August in Montgomery, Ala.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 09:14am EDT

Army, Air Force team up to meet renewable energy goals

Leaders from both services are visiting military bases and renewable energy gatherings together to identify best practices. The Army and Air Force will jointly host a renewable energy industry forum in Washington next month.

Tags: DoD , Army , Katherine Hammack , Terry Yonkers , Energy , power purchase agreement , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:48am EDT
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