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Air Force presses vendors to tackle supply chain costs

In a budget environment in which cost overruns are very likely to lead to canceled programs, the Air Force says it's pressing it prime vendors to remove any costs they possibly can from their subcontracted supplier base.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Wendy Masiello , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 04:07am EDT
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DoD plots third chapter in Better Buying Power initiative

The latest edition of the Defense Department's effort to buy more capability without more money will emphasize the idea of bringing outside innovation into the military acquisition process.

Tags: DoD , industry , acquisition , Better Buying Power , management , budget , Frank Kendall , Early Wyatt , Robert Baker , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:50am EDT
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New DoD guidance infused with Better Buying Power principles

Undersecretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall the update to Instruction 5000.02 incorporates Better Buying Power principles, such as making cutting costs fundamental for program managers.

Tags: Frank Kendall , DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , best practices , In Depth , Instruction 5000.02

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 05:09pm EST
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DoD finalizing major rewrite of acquisition guidance

Reworked guidance is the first update to key Defense Department instruction since 2008. Internal attempt to streamline the system is leading department officials to seek legislative changes to make the military acquisition process less complex.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Frank Kendall , CSIS , Jared Serbu

Monday - 11/11/2013, 10:25am EST

Air Force tells program managers: Don't expect reprieve from sequestration

Any relief the Air Force gets from a pending budget deal will be pushed into rebuilding lost military readiness, not bolstering investment programs, a top acquisition official said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Congress , acquisition , industry , Better Buying Power , Air Force , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 08:35am EST
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DoD waging 'continuing war' on unproductive acquisition bureaucracy

The Pentagon will begin tracking how much time its acquisition managers spend performing and responding to oversight in an effort to remove "non-value-added" processes from the procurement system.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Ashton Carter , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu , CSIS , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Heidi Shyu , Gabe Camarillo , Harold Greene , Jared Serbu , AUSA , budget , sequestration , contracting

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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For DoD, better buying demands high quality acquisition workers

The Pentagon releases Better Buying Power 2.0 with a new focus on professionalizing the procurement workforce. The updated program includes seven major focus areas with 36 initiatives. Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of Defense, said version 2.0 takes the lessons learned and data from the last two years to further improve efficiency and cost savings of DoD procurement.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , acquisition workforce , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:36am EST
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Better Buying Power 2.0 - Livetweeting the release of DoD's new acquisition strategy

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller live-tweeted the remarks from Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall who unveiled the new acquisition strategy.

Tags: Better Buying Power , acquisition , DoD , Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 05:15pm EST
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