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Carter to resign Harvard tenure, stay at DoD

Ashton Carter will continue as Pentagon procurement chief.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Harvard , personnel

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 03:26pm EST

DAU hires new president, launches services tool

Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

Tags: contracting , Kathrina McFarland , Lyle Eesley , Frank Kendall , DAU , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , service acquisitions , Service Acquisition Mall , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST

DoD changing how it develops business systems

Under secretary Carter issued a new memo requiring the use of a new methodology for all business applications worth more than $1 million. DoD has more than 156 systems that meet that requirement.

Tags: management , DoD , Business Capability Lifecycle , program management , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 03:20pm EST

DoD's changing acquisition tactics previewed

Ashton Carter, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, described the future state of military contracting. He said vendors should look at several current examples including the Littoral Combat Ship and the replacement for the Ohio Class Submarine.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Center for American Progress , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 06:53am EST

Carter: Politics, economy to affect DoD spending

Reuters reports that Undersecretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon's head of acquisition, told industry officials that politics, the sluggish economy, and the size of the deficit might affect funding in the near future.

Tags: DoD Report , budget , acquisition , contracting , deficit , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:35pm EST

Industry analyzing DoD reforms, looking for "entry point"

ARINC Vice President of Contracts and Procurement Glenn Baer says industry "is still trying to evaluate [the initiatives] to determine our entry point."

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Glenn Baer , ARINC , DoD , Defense , Robert Gates , pentagon , industry

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 06:33pm EDT
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Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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What impact will new DoD procurement procedure have?

Learn more about efforts to increase competition in DoD contracting

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , Defense , contracting , Sec. Robert Gates , Rob Burton

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 07:32pm EDT
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Good news & bad news from Pentagon reshaping plan

One of the most experienced Pentagon acquisition experts has good news and bad news about Secretary Robert Gates's plan to reshape the Pentagon.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dale Church , contracting , DoD , acquisition workforce , Robert Gates ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:29pm EDT
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