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DoD's helicopter modernization program a testbed for open architecture

The Defense Department has professed a belief in open systems architectures for years, but has had trouble translating its stated policy preferences into acquisition outcomes. A program to modernize the military's helicopters aims to change that

Tags: DoD , technology , open architecture , Future Vertical Lift , Joint Multi-Role Program , Army , Navy , Honeywell , Boeing , William Hargreaves , Dan Bailey , Thomas Dubois , Joseph Riter

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As the IT, acquisition world turns: Army gets new deputy CIO

The churn among federal CIOs and others in the IT community has been uncommonly high over the last year.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Jose Arrieta , DHS , Treasury , Mike Krieger , Gary Wang , Army , Andrew Hunter , people , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Rapid acquisition , Bob Griffin , Reggie Brothers

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:13pm EDT

DoD to be more transparent about strategy to deter cyber attacks

Pentagon wants to discourage other countries' cyber attacks by convincing them that that DoD will respond, and that the attacks will ultimately prove unsuccessful. Step one is conveying those messages more forcefully.

Tags: DoD , cybersecurity , Eric Rosenbach , Cyber Command , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/03/2014, 03:41am EDT
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DoD hunting for value, innovation not just lowest price

When it comes to lowest price, technically acceptable policies, the Defense Department wants more than "acceptable" for its acquisition services. Even with looming sequestration forcing DoD to stretch financially, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of Defense acquisition, technology and logistics, said the department must incentivize contractors to provide better value as well as best prices.

Tags: acquisition , sequestration , DoD , AFCEA , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Carl Levin , David Berteau , Brett Lambert , Stephanie Wasko , contracting , industry

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:59pm EDT

DoD must 'reset' to prepare for future budget struggles

To maintain readiness under current budget pressure, the Defense Department needs to have a long-term mindset and rethink their force structure, according to Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee.

Tags: defense , Congress , budget , sequestration , DoD , Rob Wittman , Stephanie Wasko

Friday - 07/18/2014, 06:12pm EDT

Dr. Maren Leed, Senior Adviser, CSIS

A few years after then-Defense secretary Robert Gates put the Marine Corps' variant of the F-35 fighter on "probation" because of poor performance, the Marine Corps is optimistic about the plane's future and the rest of the aviation portfolio. That's the message the service's top aviation official delivered to the Center For Strategic And International Studies yesterday. Dr. Maren Leed, senior adviser at CSIS, hosted the event. She tells Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu the Marine Corps' aviation programs are looking healthier than most other areas of weapon system acquisition in DoD.

Tags: Maren Leed , DoD , Marine Corps , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 06:39pm EDT
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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 , Jared Serbu

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

DoD braces for a future of degraded military readiness

Pentagon leaders have spent the past two years warning Congress that sequestration would severely hamper the ability to deploy military forces to contingencies around the world. With no apparent relief in sight from the cuts, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said it's time to start thinking about making the best of a bad situation.

Tags: DoD , Congress , sequestration , readiness , pay and benefits , Chuck Hagel , Mike Hostage , Ray Odierno , Jared Serbu , management ,

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 04:00am EST
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Downward trend in service contract spending continues

Federal spending on services contracts continued a slow downturn last year, according to a new analysis from the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Contract spending on services fell 7 percent -- from $332 billion to $308 billion between 2011 and 2012. And the downward trend is likely to continue, given budget constraints that are likely to intensify in the coming years, according to David Berteau, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Tags: contracting , industry , budget , service contracting , David Berteau , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:25pm EDT
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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 , oversight

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 05:49am EDT
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