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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 , Jared Serbu , Bloomberg Government

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

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 08:35am EST
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DoD brings culture of open architecture to a world of proprietary systems

Defense officials say shifting gears to build new systems with a focus on open architecture is a challenge. Even tougher is grafting open interfaces on systems that were designed to be closed and proprietary.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Open Systems Architecture , Katrina McFarland , Stephen Welby , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:12pm EST
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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu , small business , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Air Force adding new IT stovepipes every day, general says

The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , cybersecurity , Charles Jones , Air Force Materiel Command , Jared Serbu , MILCOM , network consolidation , David Van Buren , Donald Hoffman

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:45am EST
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