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Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.

Tags: GAO , OMB , OFPP , reverse auctions , acquisition , Contracting officers , contracts , FedBid , DHS , VA , DOI , FAR , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:23pm EST

Army budget, tech, workforce issues take center stage

Federal News Radio Defense Reporter Jared Serbu was on-site at the 2013 AUSA Conference. While there, Jared had the chance to speak with Army officials on some of the biggest topics and issues facing the service.

Tags: DoD , AUSA confrence , galleries , cybersecurity , technology , workforce

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 12:19pm EDT

DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Congress , sequestration , government shutdown , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , William LaPlante , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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Army looks to 'deep future' to ensure it stays ahead of technology curve

Assuming sequestration continues, the Army's near-term procurement plans are in severe jeopardy. But leaders say long-term investments in science and technology are a must.

Tags: DoD , technology , James Barclay , Robert Cone , Keith Walker , AUSA , contracting , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 04:11am EDT
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Army, private sector solve energy problems together

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment, joins Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions

Tags: Katherine Hammack , DoD , Energy , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 06:34pm EDT
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Army faces era of 'dynamic uncertainty' due to CR, sequestration

Army officials say the service is facing uncertainty times after weathering a series of continuing resolutions, sequestration and a partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, a new round of automatic budget cuts may be on the horizon if Congress doesn't pass a new budget come January.

Tags: budget , sequestration , continuing resolution , DoD , AUSA conference , Ray Odierno , Raymond Chandler , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive , government shutdown

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Army gets the green light for major IT security reorganization

Congress approves a $175 million spending package that will let the Army move ahead with plans to consolidate 400 IT security watchtowers down to around a dozen. The cyber initiative is part of broader effort to move the entire DoD toward the Joint Information Environment.

Tags: DoD , DISA , technology , cybersecurity , Joint Information Environment , Richard Breakiron , Mike Krieger , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:46am EDT
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