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Air Force presses vendors to tackle supply chain costs

In a budget environment in which cost overruns are very likely to lead to canceled programs, the Air Force says it's pressing it prime vendors to remove any costs they possibly can from their subcontracted supplier base.

Tags: Air Force , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Wendy Masiello , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Russell Rumbaugh, Senior Associate, Stimson Center

More than $1 trillion in sequestration-related cuts could put national security at risk. That's what the Defense Department argues. The Pentagon's report describes what DoD could look like if sequestration continues past fiscal 2015. Russell Rumbaugh, director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense and senior associate at the Stimson Center, joined Francis Rose for Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: Russell Rumbaugh , Stimson Center , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:27pm EDT
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John Adams, Defense Acquisition University

The Defense Department is looking at programs to cut back or kill because of budget pressures. When you get the work to terminate your program, you don't just stop. The Defense Acquisition University's Smart Shutdown guide book tells you how to shut down the right way. John Adams, director of the specialty engineering education and training program and professor of acquisition program management and systems engineering at the Defense Acquisition University, was Francis Rose's guest on Pentagon Solutions.

Tags: John Adams , Defense Acquisition University , acquisition , Pentagon Solutions , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:17pm EDT
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DHA builds a healthier DoD workforce through shared services

From health records to rubber gloves, the Defense Health Agency is streamlining health care at the Pentagon. In this week's Agency of the Month radio show, host Lauren Larson speaks with Navy Capt. James Poindexter, acting division chief of Medical Logistics Shared Services, and Dave Bowen, director of health care IT and chief information officer at the Defense Health Agency.

Tags: Agency of the Month , Dave Bowen , James Poindexter , health care , military healthcare , Lauren Larson , CIO , Defense Health Agency , information technology , shared services

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 03:31am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

"Efficiency and Effectiveness" we hear that phrase all the time in government. At the Defense Department, it's taking on a new meaning. DoD can no longer spend more of its time worrying about the effectiveness of its acquisition programs at the expense of efficiency. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller explained to Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp how DoD is addressing its long muted focus on efficient buying. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: Jason Miller , contracting , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 04/11/2014, 09:32am EDT
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Guy Timberlake, American Small Business Coalition

Defense Department contracting officials are under orders now to double check prices on the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedule. DoD says the GSA Schedule doesn't always have the best price possible. Guy Timberlake, chief visionary and chief executive officer at the American Small Business Coalition, writes about it in this week's Gov-Con newsletter. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose "one size fits all" may not apply to your agency's contracting policy.

Tags: Guy Timberlake , american Small Business Coalition , contracting , In Depth

Monday - 04/14/2014, 06:12pm EDT
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DoD's latest efficiency push revolves around service contracting

A group of functional domain experts are reaching out to the military services and agencies to look at service contracting spending across 12 areas. The Defense Department's goal is to use strategic sourcing to improve how it buys in these categories. The Army created a governance board to bring together all stakeholders during specific points of the acquisition process to find opportunities to collaborate.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Dick Ginman , Army , Coalition for Government Procurement , Jeff Koses , GSA , Jason Miller , Harry Hallock

Friday - 04/11/2014, 04:25am EDT

Former Marine convicted of murder, could face death penalty

An ex-Marine was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday. He is already serving a life sentence for previous crimes and could face execution.

Tags: Crime of the Week , Marine Corps , murder , death penalty , Ciera Crawford

Friday - 04/11/2014, 03:55am EDT

Influential African-American women write to Hagel

Sixteen black female members of Congress are pushing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to change Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. The Associated Press reports the members of the Congressional Black Caucus signed a letter Thursday to Hagel, stating that the changes are "discriminatory rules targeting soldiers who are women of color." They say that references in the rules calling hairstyles worn mostly by black women "unkempt" and "matted" are offensive and show a lack of "cultural sensitivity."

Tags: Chuck Hagel , Congressional Black Caucus , military , hairstyles

Friday - 04/11/2014, 02:00am EDT
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