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Senators press Army on suspension and debarment delays

A bipartisan group of senators has written to top Army officials to express concern about delays in the suspension and debarment process that leave the service open to contracting waste and fraud. In a letter to Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno, the senators questioned "significant time lapses" between referrals for suspension and actual debarment of contractors in Afghanistan.

Tags: Congress , Senate , acquisition , suspension and debarment , DoD , Claire McCaskill , Jeanne Shaheen , SIGAR , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:42pm EST

Lawmakers up in arms over report on Army payroll problems

The U.S. Army's $47 billion in annual military payroll accounts has caused major woes for some soldiers trying to collect their pay, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office. As a result of the Army being unable to track and collect data on numerous pay errors including over payments, under payments, data entry errors and fraud, active duty soldiers are not receiving the correct compensation and this has a bipartisan team of lawmakers furious.

Tags: oversight , GAO , DoD , payroll , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Katie Howard

Friday - 12/14/2012, 03:17pm EST

Army 'to paint a picture' of force readiness for commanders

Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon, the division chief for the Army Enterprise Management Decision Support system, said a new dashboard will present data in a more user-friendly way for senior leaders to make decisions about warfighters.
December 13, 2012

Tags: technology , Bobby Saxon , Enterprise Management Decision Support , force readiness , workforce , data management , Oracle , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:32pm EST
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Army to close D.C.-area contracting center in bid to reduce staff turnover

The Army's Contracting Command will inactivate its National Capital Region contracting center in July of 2013, one of six it currently operates around the country. The move is partially intended to let the command decrease its turnover rate for acquisition talent.

Tags: DoD , Camille Nichols , Army Contracting Command , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/05/2012, 08:24pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 27, 2012

A charity event next week raises funds for military members. Plus, the do's and don'ts of holiday giving (and receiving) at the workplace.

Tags: Federal Drive , Guy Timberlake , american Small Business Coalition , John Mahoney , Tully Rinckey , John Palguta , Partnershipfor Public Service , management , DoD , cybersecurity , technology ,

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 09:02am EST

Hurricane Sandy offers Army lesson in social media best practices

The Pentagon's Office of the Chief of Public Affairs is training the military's social media practitioners how to get information out quickly, securely and, most importantly, accurately during emergencies like the recent superstorm that hit the East Coast.

Tags: Hurricane Sandy , social media , Twitter , Facebook , Dale Sweetnam , DoD , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:35am EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 13

What are the implications of the Petraeus scandal and what should other high level federal employees be aware of? A lawyer explains. Plus, will a second Obama term bring changes to federal benefits?

Tags: Federal Drive , Philip Joyce , Dale Sweetnam , DoD , cybersecurity , technology , Legal Loop , Debra Roth , Kathleen Miller , BGov , John Palguta , Partnership for Public Service

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 09:08am EST
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