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DoD's latest efficiency push revolves around service contracting

A group of functional domain experts are reaching out to the military services and agencies to look at service contracting spending across 12 areas. The Defense Department's goal is to use strategic sourcing to improve how it buys in these categories. The Army created a governance board to bring together all stakeholders during specific points of the acquisition process to find opportunities to collaborate.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Dick Ginman , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jason Miller , Harry Hallock

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:25am EDT

Gen. Ray Odierno, Army Chief of Staff

The Defense Department's overall budget will shrink by a combined $900 billion by fiscal year 2021, according to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. He tells the Senate Armed Services Committee how the Army will absorb more than $260 billion in cuts during that span. On Pentagon Solutions, Odierno says the Pentagon is creating a Total Army Solution for the looming budget cuts.

Tags: Ray Odierno , Senate , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:48pm EDT
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Christopher Pernin, RAND Arroyo Center

The rapid acquisition policy the Army uses in Afghanistan could be moving too quickly. The department can customize how it uses the Defense Acquisition System to make sure war fighters get what they need. But the Army's information technology systems might need a slower approach. Christopher Pernin, director of the Force Development and Technology Program at the RAND Arroyo Center and a senior physical scientist and professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, tells In Depth with Francis Rose they believe the Army can use acquisition policies it already has to improve its IT systems.

Tags: Christopher Pernin , RAND , acquisition , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:06pm EDT
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Gen. John Campbell, Vice Chief of Staff, Army

A tight budget is forcing the Army to cut its ranks by at least 70,000 people over the next five years. The Army also has to let go of some weapons programs to keep its spending levels down. Those plans could come at the cost of military readiness.

Tags: John Campbell , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 04:08pm EDT
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Army spends $500 million per year on vacant facilities

The Army is the first service to begin an analysis of its excess real estate after a Congressional prohibition against even studying the subject expired. Early results show up to a quarter of its stateside infrastructure isn't being used right now, and the Army will need even less as it shrinks in size.

Tags: DoD , Congress , BRAC , John McHugh , John Campbell , Jared Serbu , workforce

Monday - 03/31/2014, 04:01am EDT
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On DoD: Reshaping the Army Corps of Engineers

Lt. Gen Thomas Bostick, the Army Corps of Engineers' commanding general, talks about changes coming to the Corps as a result of the military and budget draw downs.

Tags: On DoD , Thomas Bostick , Jared Serbu , DoD , Army Corps of Engineers

Friday - 03/28/2014, 12:58pm EDT
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Col. Robert Mortlock, Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment

The Army has a wardrobe problem. For years, the service has tried to improve its camouflage uniforms. But the process has been plagued by financial, technical and political problems. While that project stalls, the Army's PEO Soldier Unit is developing armor, helmets and other equipment for warfighters. Col. Robert Mortlock, program manager for the Army's Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment office, spoke with the Federal Drive's Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the latest efforts on the Army's wardrobe front.

Tags: Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment , Robert Mortlock , uniforms , DoD , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 01:57pm EDT
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David Patterson, N12 Technologies

The Army gears up for its first large-scale financial audit.

Tags: InDepth , financial audit , audit , defense department , finance

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:28pm EDT
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U.S. general spared prison in sexual misconduct case

The Army general at the center of a sexual misconduct case that put the military justice system itself on trial was spared prison Thursday and sentenced to a reprimand and a $20,000 fine -- a punishment legal experts, a women's group and members of Congress decried as shockingly light.

Tags: Brig Gen Jeffrey Sinclair , sexual assault , adultery , 82nd Airborne Division , Jackie Speier , James Pohl , Jamie Barnett , Lt Col Gary Solis , Maj Gen Walt Huffman , Army disciplinary board

Friday - 03/21/2014, 03:16am EDT
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