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Cutting the budget and cutting infrastructure is usually a recipe for frustration. The Defense Logistics Agency is using those concepts to improve its service and meet other operational goals. Jeff Curtis is executive director of the logistics support directorate at Defense Logistics Agency Logistics Operations. He explained the scope of what DLA's up against on In Depth with Francis Rose.
Several agency chief human capital officers say wholesale changes to the federal hiring, recruiting, retaining and firing processes are needed now more than ever. It's no longer just a matter of using the authorities available, they say.
Absent significant investment in developing the leadership abilities of supervisors, the federal government is going to have morale and performance issues for years to come, says Jeff Neal, former CHCO at Homeland Security.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses what progress Congress can realistically make on the budget. Anthony Amendolia of the DLA talks turkey -- as in, the thousands of turkeys he ordered for service members overseas. Alex Bolton, senior writer for The Hill, discusses Congress' strategies to avoid the fiscal cliff. GAO's Steve Lord reviews TSA's complaint process.
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.
In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.
Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.
The Defense Logistics Agency doesn't like what it sees happening to military gear in Arizona. The agency regularly hands out about $500 million of surplus gear, like Humvees, helicopters, boots and binoculars, to law-enforcement agencies across the country.
The Pentagon and the company that supplies U.S. troops in Afghanistan with food and water are locked in a billion-dollar billing dispute that illustrates the flawed management of contracts for battlefield support, according to documents released Thursday by a House oversight subcommittee investigating the arrangement.
The Defense Logistics Agency's food distribution centers in Afghanistan have provided fresher food to troops and created thousands of jobs for local Afghans.