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Costliest defense program in history faces further problems, delays

A new Government Accountability report finds that the DoD will have to spend $12 billion annually over the next 22 years on the F-35 program. Rob Levinson, Bloomberg Government senior defense analyst, explains the impact.

Tags: DoD , GAO audit , F-35 , Federal Drive , Rob Levinson ,

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 11:47am EDT

Rob Levinson, Senior Defense Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The most expensive defense program ever, the F-35 fighter plane, is running into more problems. The Government Accountability Office says software delays could force the Marine Corps to push back its roll out scheduled for next year. What's more, the auditors say the Defense Department will have to spend more than $12 billion annually on the program for the next 22 years. For more on the future of the F-35 program, Federal Drive host Emily Kopp spoke to Rob Levinson, a senior defense analyst for Bloomberg Government. Read our related story.

Tags: Rob Levinson , F-35 , GAO , DoD , Marine Corps , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 01:49pm EDT

Peter Gosselin, senior health care analyst, Bloomberg Government

The administration considers cutting IT spending to fund Obamacare.

Tags: Peter Gosselin , health care , Affordable Care Act

Friday - 03/21/2014, 10:46am EDT

Who are the winners and losers in the 2015 budget?

Cameron Leuthy, senior budget analyst at Bloomberg Government, will give us his take on the President's 2015 budget request.
March 11, 2014

Tags: acquisition , budget , 2015 budget , Cameron Leuthy , contracting , DoD budget , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 09:28pm EDT

The BGOV Defense Summit: The New Pentagon Reality

On this week's Capital Impact show, Admiral James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's inaugural budget with Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook.
February 27, 2014

Tags: acquisition , DoD budget , Defense Secretary , Chuck Hagel , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Admiral James Winnefeld , Joint Chiefs of Staff , procurement , contracting , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:56pm EST

Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts

The three military department's top acquisition officials say they are each undergoing examinations of their contract spending on services. The goal is to ensure that the current, highly-decentralized service contracting process is serving valid military missions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , lowest price technically acceptable , service contracting , Heidi Shyu , Elliott Branch , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:32am EST

Housing down as weather cools

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how the harsh winter weather is affecting housing starts in the U.S.
February 20, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , housing market , housing sales , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Michelle Jamrisko , Capital Impact

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 08:02pm EST

One big pothole

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts and guests participate in a panel discussion of America's deteriorating infrastructure.
February 6, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , infrastructure , Allen Scott , Peter Cook , Ray Lahood , Ed Rendell , Capital Impact , Building Americas Future

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 06:30pm EST

The State of the Union

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss the President's State of the Union address and the environmental impact of air travel.
January 30, 2014

Tags: acquisition , State of the Union , air travel , Nela Richardson , Allen Scott , Christopher Payne , Megan McCardle , Capital Impact

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 09:04pm EST

Congress made the cuts, not the President

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss cuts made by Congress to the defense budget, and the winners and losers in this budget battle.
January 23, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , DoD budget , Congress , military acquisition programs , defense contracting , Budget Control Act , Allen Scott , Kevin Brancato , Robert Levinson , Capital Impact ,

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:25pm EST
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