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GAO's latest report finds contractors have a 1-in-2 chance to gain some type of relief from agencies when they protest a solicitation. Agencies turning more to alternative dispute resolution to help solve complaints. Bid protests expected to increase in 2010.
In September 2011, a new, 354-bed Walter Reed National Medical Center is expected to open its doors on the grounds of the current Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. The current Walter Reed in Northwest DC will close its doors forever. It's all part of the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process, BRAC. Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee found that the road to the new Walter Reed is currently paved with a lot of uncertainty.
Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.
Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , OFPP , Defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce
OPM is hoping to launch the Veterans Hiring Initiative next week. Director Berry also planning to kick-off an initiative to pair SESers with universities to bring on new workers. Berry says a formal proposal for long-term changes to civil service could be ready by next summer.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management Technology and Deputy CIO explains clarifications.
Just one day after President Barack Obama signed the Defense Authorization bill that ultimately killed the National Security Personnel System, the Acting Program Executive Officer of NSPS tells Federal News Radio how his office is working to get feds out.
A program supported by the Defense Department is continuing efforts to link public and private information sharing to use cutting-edge technologies to help people around the world in their times of need. A Washington-based Pentagon academician is part of the program's top leadership.
Industry association says Defense technology spending will go down over the next 10 years. In interviews with agencies, Justice, HHS and Treasury are expected to increase the most, while military spending on procurement and R&D will decrease significantly.
Tags: contracting , DOJ , HHS , Treasury , TechAmerica , Cecil Black , Madaline Andre , Dan Heinemeier , Federal IT spending , DoD IT spending , Civilian agency IT spending , cybersecurity , Infrastructure modernization , Web 2.0 , C4SIR
The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.
Tags: contracting , mngt , Shay Assad , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Rob Andrews , Greg Kutz , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems , improper payments
Daniel Werfel will focus on three main areas as controller, getting the government to have a clean audit opinion, reducing improper payments and improving how agencies manage federal property. OMB director Orszag issues a memo asking agencies to meet the 45 day deadline to close their books, or ask for an extension by Nov. 1. Orszag says agencies may need more resources to get clean financial audits because of the Recovery Act.