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DoD, industry take on 'pervasive instability' in contracting

Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DoD contract management.

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , Industry , Ray Bjorklund , Deltek , contract management , In Depth , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/20/2012, 06:14pm EST
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Analysis: 3 areas DoD can target for cost-cutting

Travis Sharp, a defense analyst at the Center for a New American Security, outlines three main areas where DoD could make cuts.

Tags: Travis Sharp , CNAS , budget , Congress , sequestration , Federal Drive

Friday - 01/20/2012, 11:25am EST
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Navy breaks ground on second-largest federal solar project

The Navy has signed a deal to start funneling green energy to its largest base. Instead of costing money, the project will save money, Navy and industry officials say.

Tags: Energy , SunPower , Navy , China Lake , Clifford Maurer , power purchase agreement , green government , Karen Butterfield , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/20/2012, 05:08am EST
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Analysis: Sequester unlikely, but major Defense cuts ahead

Russel Rumbaugh, co-director of budgeting for foreign affairs and defense at the Stimson Center, sees the looming sequester as an empty threat. Meanwhile, DoD and the administration move forward with significant cuts in spending.

Tags: Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Russel Rumbaugh , Stimson Center , sequester , sequestration , budget , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 12:13pm EST
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Army updates policy on flying unmanned aircraft in U.S.

The Army uses the drones for warfighter training and unspecified "domestic operations" in civilian airspace.

Tags: DoD Update , Federal Drive , Army

Friday - 01/20/2012, 09:41am EST

Pentagon pays heavy price

Since Pakistan shut down U.S. supply lines in late 2011, the Pentagon has been spending more than six times what it normally does to get supplies to troops in Afghanistan. According to information obtained by the Associated Press, it now costs about $104 million per month to move the supplies through a longer northern route, $87 million more a month than when the cargo moved through Pakistan.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , J.J. Green

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 06:28pm EST

GAO: DoD policy for reporting top-secret procurements unclear

Belva Martin, the director of acquisition and sourcing management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the agency's latest report on the use of the national-security exception in defense contracting. GAO concluded the Defense Department's rules for when its agencies must disclose the use of the exception are unclear.

Tags: GAO , Belva Martin , In Depth , Francis Rose , Contracting , acquisition , Acquisition policy , national security exception

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 07:04pm EST
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