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Managing Pentagon spending

Big changes in store for the Pentagon's acquisition workforce. Shay Assad, the acting deputy undersecretary for defense for acquisition & technology says the federal civilian DoD workforce in acquisitions is expected to rise by 20 thousand, while contracting staff will fall by half that amount. Pentagon contracts have nearly tripled over the last 8 years, but the size of the workforce overseeing those contracts has been flat.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report , Pentagon ,

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:29pm EDT

Reconstructing NSPS

The Defense Business Board, which advises Defense Secretary Gates, is preparing its final report on DoD's National Security Personnel System. The current, NSPS has drawn the ire of labor unions, who want to see workers back in the tried and true GS classification system. Both the President and OPM director John Berry, favor some type of "pay for performance". The DBB is expected to deliver its final NSPS report before Labor Day.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , Defense Business Board , NSP , OPM , John Berry

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:50pm EDT

DHS focuses cyber research on commercial market

DHS science and technology: A vision of what's possible - Part one of FederalNewsRadio's look into how the directorate moves ideas to the market.

Tags: technology , Doug Maughan , Tom Cellucci , DHS , Energy , NSF , NASA , Telcordia , Secure64 , Ironkey , cybersecurity , series

Thursday - 05/14/2009, 11:56am EDT

Stop the can-kicking

Yes we can can

Tags: DHS , transition , cybersecurity , ODNI , tech , NSC , Financial Stability Program , Michele Hathaway

Wednesday - 02/11/2009, 08:47am EST

GSA schedules expecting growth spurt

Agency sets sights on 9 big spenders

Tags: Disaster recovery and management , FedSources , Tyree Varnado , DHS , VA , GSA , contracting , Financial and business solutions

Wednesday - 11/05/2008, 05:55pm EST

GAO: Comparison of military, civilian pay & benefits complex

A recent report released by the congressional watchdog looks at whether or not DoD's military compensation package is sufficient to recruit and retain the best and the brightest. The GAO's director of defense capabilities and management issues says the issue isn't as easy to examine as it sounds.

Tags: pay and benefits , GAO , Brenda Farrell , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:52pm EDT
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