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DoD bans entertainment, swag at conferences

No more motivational speakers, musicians or promotional swag. The Defense Department is banning entertainment-related expenses at its conferences, according to a new memo from Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

Tags: DoD , contracting , conference , Shakeup at GSA , VA , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 10/11/2012, 11:30am EDT

In Depth interviews - August 7

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , David Wise , Michael Phillips , Jeff Zients , David Hendel , Tom Shoop , Doug Criscitello , budget , NASA , USPS , IRS

Tuesday - 08/07/2012, 07:41pm EDT

OMB, DoD remain mum on sequestration's impact on specific programs

Agencies should not change their spending plans for this year or next, but need to start assessing which programs would be impacted by automatic sequestration cuts if Congress doesn't cancel them, OMB acting Director Jeff Zients told Congress Wednesday.

Tags: Congress , OMB , budget , sequestration , Jeffrey Zients , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Budget Control Act , Jared Serbu , DoD

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 06:09am EDT
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DoD issues military 'do's and dont's' for election season

With election season in full swing, the Defense Department has published a a list of Dos and Don'ts for military voters participating in the November election, according to an article on Army.mil.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD Report ,

Monday - 07/02/2012, 06:42pm EDT

Senators press DoD to reveal more details on sequestration

Legislation requiring Defense Department to disclose budget-cutting contingency plans would be attached to 'every bill that walks'

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , sequestration , Kelly Ayotte , Steven Bucci , Heritage Foundation , Brookings Institution , American Enterprise Institute , John McCain , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Michael O

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 06:11am EDT
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DoD lectures Congress on budget 'rules of the game'

Defense Deputy Secretary Ashton Carter said for every dollar lawmakers add to the military's budget or for every program they continue that the Pentagon wants to cancel, it requires cuts elsewhere. He also called sequestration irrational and said DoD is not planning for it.

Tags: DoD , budget , acquisition , TRICARE , American Enterprise Institute , Mackenzie Eaglen , Congress , sequestration , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 05:18am EDT
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DoD faces struggles on path toward 'better buying power'

A year and a half after embarking on a strategy designed to get more bang for DoD's acquisition bucks, the Pentagon is still struggling to instill the idea that programs should be managed to what they should cost, rather than what they cost today.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , Better Buying Power , should cost , low price technically acceptable , Shay Assad , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/30/2012, 05:19am EDT
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DoD plan reshapes military health structure

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.

Tags: DoD , DoD Update , TRICARE , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:16am EST
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