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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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DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

Secretary Gates' decision to cut three major offices will result in "a substantial number" of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO's functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer's office.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , Robert Gates , Beth McGrath , DoD , DISA , JFCOM , BTA , insourcing , contractor workforce , cost savings , CIO , Teri Takai , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/10/2010, 07:03am EDT
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DoD belt tightening may begin with JFCOM

Pentagon officials also suggest to cut 10 percent of the contractor workforce by 2011. The proposal to eliminate JFCOM comes as the Defense Business Board outlines several areas where DoD can reduce its expenses.

Tags: management , contracting , Robert Gates , DoD , Defense Business Board , budget cuts , Federal Drive , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/09/2010, 03:24pm EDT

Finding $100B in cost savings at DoD is Ashton Carter's job

Undersecretary says contractor profits won't suffer, since Pentagon was encouraging cost cutting already.

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

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:11pm EDT

DoD calls on industry to help it save money

Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.

Tags: contracting , William Lynn , DoD , efficiency initiative , cost savings , Meg Beasley , management , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:01pm EDT
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