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Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , Air Force , Defense , Industry , SBA , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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Tighter budget inspires services to rethink their workforce

With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.

Tags: Ray Mabus , DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , Air Force , acquisition , Contracting , workforce , Federal Drive , acquisition workforce , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 11:30am EDT
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Air Force acquisition chief Van Buren to retire

David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.

Tags: acquisition , people , Air Force , acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:23pm EST

Air Force: Underperforming programs will suffer in 2013 budget

In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , DoD budget , acquisition , NETCENTS , NETCENTS 2 , ERP , IT acquisition , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/23/2012, 09:39am 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 , Charles Davis , Air Force Materiel Command , Jared Serbu , MILCOM , network consolidation , Donald Hoffman

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