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Report: Sequestration slashed DoD contract spending by 16 percent in 2013

Analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies shows R&D took the biggest hit, dropping by 21 percent in a single year. But payments to large firms and spending on large contracts got some degree of protection.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , DoD budget , contracting , industry , R&D , Center for Strategic and International Studies , Greg Sanders , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/17/2014, 08:32am EDT
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After decades of DoD acquisition reform, Congress has yet to tackle cultural issues

Big programs at DoD continue to overspend their budgets and blow past their schedules because of unrealistic requirements and rosy cost projections. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, several acquisition experts pointed out that DoD acquisition is one of the most studied problems in the history of government.

Tags: DoD , GAO , acquisition , Paul Francis , Sean Stackley , Christine Fox , Jonathan Etherton , Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 04:52am 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 , CSIS , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Carl Levin , Brett Lambert , Stephanie Wasko , contracting , industry

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

Sequestration pushes DHS contract spending to lowest level ever

The Homeland Security Department's contract dollars declined for a second year in a row as sequestration set in. The impact of budget cuts is spread unevenly across its components.

Tags: DHS , acquisition , contracting , industry , Jesse Ellman , Nick Nayak , Jared Serbu , sequestration

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 04:28am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - December 20, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Kate Lister

Friday - 12/20/2013, 10:17am EST

In Depth Show Blog - November 13, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Ryan Crotty , Bob Tobias , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 05:07pm EST

Jan. 15 a double deadline for DoD

David Berteau, senior vice president and director of the CSIS National Security Program on Industry and Resources, and Ryan Crotty, fellow with the International Security Program and the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, Center for Strategic and International Studies, join Francis Rose on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Ryan Crotty , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 05:47pm 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 , CSIS , Federal Drive , Jack Moore

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:25pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - September 5, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jason Miller , Jared Serbu , Hord Tipton , Nick Schwellenbach

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 12:36pm EDT

In Depth Show Blog - July 24, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Kelman , Jason Miller , Rob Wittman , Adam Sedgewick , Richard Hudson , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 06:26pm EDT
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