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DoD plan reshapes military health structure

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is submitting a plan to create a Defense Health Agency to take over TRICARE.

Tags: DoD Update , Ashton Carter , TRICARE , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive , pay and benefits

Monday - 03/05/2012, 08:16am EST

Analysis: Wartime contracting bill a 'major step'

Two senators are trying to change the way agencies plan for wartime contracting by introducing a bill that would incorporate ideas from the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Commission member Dov Zakheim weighs in on the bill.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Jim Webb , Claire McCaskill , Contracting , Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting

Monday - 03/05/2012, 09:29am EST
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Automatic suspension in contracting bill draws ire of industry

Disagreement persists over whether provisions in a new contracting bill will enhance oversight of overseas contracting during conflicts or create another bureaucratic layer that penalizes contractors.

Tags: Industry , Contracting , acquisition , Acquisition policy , acquisition workforce , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Scott Amey , POGO , PSC , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 03/02/2012, 08:51pm EST
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Army chooses Cold Lava over hot

The Army is pouring lava on its mine-resistant trucks in Afghanistan to help protect trucks' windshields.

Tags: Army , Cold Lava , DoD Update , Federal Drive

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:56am EST

Bill aims to overhaul wartime contracting

New legislation aims to implement some recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Includes provisions that would automatically suspend contractors accused of wrongdoing in overseas contingency scenarios.

Tags: Congress , Senate , Commission on Waretime Contracting , acquistion , Industry , contingency contracting , State Department , USAID , Claire McCaskill , James Webb , Suspension and debarment , Past performance , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/02/2012, 05:09am EST
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Army acquisition dysfunction is a 'myth,' leaders argue

Army modernization leaders say they've gotten a bad rap on acquisition, and they claim it's undeserved. They point to several wartime success stories, and say they're implementing suggested reforms.

Tags: Army , acquisition , Peter Chiarelli , John McHugh , Tony Cucolo , Gil Decker , Lou Wagner , William Phillips , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:28am EST
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What's happening in the federal job market?

ClearanceJobs.com managing director Evan Lesser will talk about how the government job market is changing.
March 2, 2012(Encore presentation March 16, 2012)

Tags: workforce , budget cuts , Evan Lesser , ClearanceJobs.com , DoD cuts , federal hiring , defense contractors , troop withdrawals , Iraq and Afghanistan , cybersecurity , BRAC , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:33pm EST
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Navy makes enterprise technology license contracts mandatory

The service will rely on several teams of experts to develop these contracts.

Tags: Navy , DoD Update , acquisition , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:40am EST

Chinese to release military budget

The U.S is likely to take some cues from China when it releases its military spending budget for 2012 this weekend. The unveiling will also explain in part why the U.S. decided to change focus for the future. The swift buildup for the Chinese military is of great concern for U.S. intelligence, but also China's plans to go into space and eventually launch manned moon missions. There's concern they could deny others opportunities in space.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Friday - 03/02/2012, 11:30am EST

New director assigned to Navy energy division

Rear Adm. Michael Franken has been assigned as the new director of the Energy and Environmental Readiness Division in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He replaces Rear Adm. Philip Cullom.

Tags: DoD Update , Navy , Federal Drive , Michael Franken , Philip Cullom

Friday - 03/02/2012, 07:45am EST
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