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Air Force reinstates contractors suspended last month

The Air Force has reinstated Advanced C4 Solutions, Superior Communications Solutions and Iron Bow Technologies after the government reviewed all the facts. The contractors, who were suspended on Oct. 24th, were working on a project at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , industry , acquisition , Iron Bow , Advanced C4 Solutions , Superior Communications Solutions , Air Force , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:11pm EST

Assad: DoD won't target contractor profitability

Shay Assad, the department's director of procurement and acquisition policy, said the department won't target contractors' profits, even as the Pentagon aims to make cuts. The Pentagon has said its concerned with cost reduction, not margin reduction.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Shay Assad , DoD Report , contracting , acquisition

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:09pm EST

Moran's objections to BRAC move confirmed in new DoD IG report

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) had objected the move that he said would further exacerbate traffic in the area. Now the Army's inspector general is issuing a report this week concluding the Army used flawed traffic data to make its case for locating workers to the current location along Interstate 395.

Tags: Jim Moran , Mark Center , traffic , Virginia , Federal Drive

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:04am EST
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DoD's Wennergren works to drive business process changes

The Defense Department's new strategic management plan includes changes to the department's previous business goals, as well as new areas DoD plans to focus on in the coming year.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , DCMO , management , Dave Wennergren

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 09:19pm EST
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Arlington Cemetery begins major expansion

Work begins in January on 20,000-niche columbarium that will will extend the cemetery's inurnment space to 2024.

Tags: Arlington Cemetery , DoD Report

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 09:00am EST

DoD wants improved information sharing

DISA wants improve its enterprise information visibility for the department's 15,000 unclassified networks by creating an Enterprise Information Web. The semantic Web will allow data to be more easily shared and reused across the department.

Tags: DISA , In Depth , Francis Rose , information sharing

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 04:47pm EST

Senate wants new legal deadline for DoD audits

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has told DoD he wants it to be ready for a partial audit by 2014. The Senate this week is considering taking that goal and making it law.

Tags: management , financial management , Congress , Senate , Robert Hale , audit readiness , JoAnn Boutelle , Deloitte , Kelly Ayotte , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 11:04am EST
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Wednesday morning federal headlines - Nov. 30, 2011

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , NASA ,

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 08:16am EST

Cyber Monday counterfeiting crackdown highlights agency collaboration

The Justice Department and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement led a government-wide effort to stem the flow of counterfeit products. The White House launched a public-service campaign to let citizens know the impact of fake products on the economy. The Senate passed more stringent rules for DoD and its vendors to make sure military parts are original.

Tags: oversight , DHS , ICE , John Morton , White House , Victoria Espinel , Counterfeit products , National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center , Carl Levin , John McCain , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:08am EST
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