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Wartime Contracting Commission shutters this week

The congressionally-chartered commission will shut down at the close of business on Friday after three years, 25 hearings, and eight reports to Congress.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , In Depth , DoD Report

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:04pm EDT

How DoD can correct over-reliance on war contractors

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan is relying on the Government Accountability Office to offer actionable information about contracting in war zones.

Tags: Paul Francis , GAO , contracting , acquisition , In Depth

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:58pm EDT

Carter: DoD needs acquisition 'fast lane'

Ashton Carter, the Defense Department's undersecretary for acquisitions, said the Pentagon can buy things quickly when it truly needs to. But when it comes to supporting overseas contingency operations, he said the country needs a dedicated, permanent "fast lane" that leapfrogs DoD's notoriously slow methods of buying goods and services.

Tags: DoD , contracting , best practices , management , Ashton Carter , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:23am EDT

Where is the acquisition workforce?

A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , management , acquisition workforce , Christopher Shays

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:40am EDT