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DoD, State implement only fraction of wartime contracting recommendations

A new Government Accountability Office report found that three main actors in contingency contracting the Defense and State Departments and the U.S. Agency for International Development will likely only implement a fraction of the recommendations set out by the Commission on Wartime Contracting. The agencies have either determined their existing policies already address the commission's concerns or they disagreed with the recommendation in the first place, GAO found.

Tags: GAO , DoD , State , USAID , contracting , contingency contracting , acquisition , Jack Moore

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:27pm EDT

Wartime contracting reform bill reintroduced

Senators Claire McCaskill and Jim Webb gain bipartisan support on legislation designed to decrease wasteful spending. Some provisions in the bill regarding accountability have been strengthened.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Congress , Senate , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Esther Carey

Monday - 06/18/2012, 06:07pm EDT

Waste, fraud in Iraq put all eyes on DoD contracting

When the Defense Department began contingency contracting operations on a large-scale in Iraq in 2003 it was largely a trial by fire. Despite the best planning, DoD lacked the programs and practical solutions to handle the environment, officials say. Since then, commissions, panels and lawmakers have offered fixes and DoD has evolved to try to create "rock-solid" reforms. Federal News Radio examines these issues in the next part of our series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Jacques Gansler , Alan Chvotkin , Gary Motsek , John Tierney , Harold McAlduff , Defense Acquisition University , DoD , State , acquisition , contracting , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:22pm EDT
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From DoD to State: Agencies break new contracting ground in Iraq

In a first-ever interview, key officials from the Departments of Defense and State responsible for planning the transition to a diplomatic-led mission in Iraq discuss how the two agencies coordinated one of the largest overseas logistical operations since World War II. The article is the first part in Federal News Radio's special report, Trial by Fire: Overseas Contracting in Transition, part of the series, Inside the World's Biggest Buyer.

Tags: DoD , State , contingency contracting , Iraq , Catherine Ebert-Gray , Gary Motsek , acquisition , contracting , Iraq drawdown , SIGIR , LOGCAP , Tommy Marks

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 04:29pm EDT
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How closely does contracting bill mirror panel recommendations?

A new bill to reform wartime contracting, which incorporates many of the recommendations made by a panel that studied the issue for four years, has garnered a mixed response. Charles Tiefer, a professor of government contracting law at the University of Baltimore Law School who served on the contracting panel, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the bill.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Charles Tiefer , Congress ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:01pm EST
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Analysis: Wartime contracting bill a 'major step'

Two senators are trying to change the way agencies plan for wartime contracting by introducing a bill that would incorporate ideas from the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Commission member Dov Zakheim weighs in on the bill.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Jim Webb , Claire McCaskill , DoD , contracting , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 03/05/2012, 09:29am EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , acquisition , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Frank Kendall , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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Federal budget and procurement

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Jon Etherton of Etherton and Associates. They will discuss the outlook for congressional budget negotiations.
October 18, 2011 (Encore presentation November 1, 2011 and November 22, 2011)

Tags: acquistion , contracting , Jon Etherton , Etherton and Associates , budget battle , procurement , DoD , Better Buying Initiative , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 08:21pm EDT
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Commission on Wartime Contracting looking at Iraq contractor drawdown

As the number of war fighters in Iraq shrinks, the number of contractors will too. On Monday the Commission looked at the plan for the contractor drawdown.

Tags: contracting , KBR , LOGCAP , Michael Thibault

Tuesday - 03/30/2010, 07:40pm EDT
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