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Defense acquisition on road to recovery?

DoD addressing long-standing shortcomings, including hiring 20,000 acquisition workers over the next five years. Reforms of the 1990s big reason for procurement problems, deputy secretary says.

Tags: mngt , contracting , William Lynn , Shay Assad , Rep. Michael Conaway , Rep. John McHugh , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition workforce , outsourcing

Thursday - 05/07/2009, 07:24am EDT
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DoD decides one-size does not fit all with DIHMRS

Each service will implement core requirements, but have own unique system. Experience with DIHMRS brings back debate about what is the BTA's role.

Tags: management , David Fisher , William Lynn , Business Transformation Agency , Navy , Marine Corps , DIHMRS , Systems development

Monday - 05/04/2009, 08:09pm EDT
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Room needed for 'judgement' in DoD acquisition

Outgoing Pentagon procurement chief vents.

Tags: management , John Young , Pentagon , Ashton Carter ,

Monday - 04/27/2009, 07:52pm EDT
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DoD's cyber command would be next step in evolution

Experts say command would better organize military capabilities

Tags: technology , Robert Gates , DISA , STRATCOM , NSA , DHS , USAF , Air Force , House Armed Services Committee , Henry Raduege , John Gilligan , Deloitte Touché , cybersecurity , Cyber review

Friday - 04/24/2009, 07:08am EDT
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NIST, DoD move closer to a set of unified cyber guidelines

IT security also to be worked into federal segment architecture methodology

Tags: technology , Ron Ross , Scott Bernard , Kshemendra Paul , NIST , Intelligence community , OMB , DoT , cybersecurity , risk management

Monday - 04/13/2009, 01:04pm EDT
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Four major agencies to stop using Grants.gov

OMB asks agencies to come up with $6 million to upgrade current system

Tags: technology , Peter Orszag , Tom Gavin , OMB , GSA , Justice , education , DHS , HHS , Turner Consulting Group , David Cassidy , Grants.gov , FedBizopps.gov

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 03:54pm EDT
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More vendors gaining relief from protests

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.

Tags: contracting , Mike Golden , GAO , Bill Shook , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , Shook Doran Koehl , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , acquisition workforce , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:56am EST
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Who is in charge at the new Walter Reed?

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.

Tags: management , BRAC , Walter Reed , Pentagon , Allen Middleton , Solomon Ortiz , Ken Kizer , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:01am EST
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Insourcing debate heats up over agencies stealing employees

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

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:04am EST
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