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DoD tries new system to improve acquisition decision-making

Mark E. Krzysko, deputy director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told Federal News Radio about the new system the Pentagon is using to improve acquisition. The Acquisition Visibility program gives DoD officials on-demand access to procurement data.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , acquisition , Contracting , acquisition workforce , mark krzysko

Friday - 07/15/2011, 03:07pm EDT
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DoD cyber strategy aims at deterrence

The Defense Department will focus its energies on trying to make its IT systems so hard to penetrate that adversaries won't bother trying. The Pentagon barely mentions offensive capabilities in its new cyber strategy.

Tags: Industry , cybersecurity , William Lynn , James Cartwright , James Langevin , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , technology , information sharing , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/15/2011, 07:00am EDT
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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: Contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

PSC calls contracting provisions into question

The Professional Services Council details likes and dislikes of procurement language in the 2012 DoD Authorization bill.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Stan Soloway , Roger Jordan , Professional Services Council , DoD authorization bill , service contracting , political contributions , Peter Buxbaum

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:09am EDT

Treasury to process all invoices electronically

All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

Tags: financial management , technology , Mark Reger , Mark Easton , Treasury , OMB , electronic invoice processing , financial management reform , Campaign to Cut Waste , AGA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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Senators fight DoD hiring freeze

Democratic Senators, led by Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), say Panetta's plan breaks the law.

Tags: Leon Panetta , hiring freeze , budget , Barbara Mikulski , Claire McCaskill , Tom Harkin , Patty Murray , Sherrod Brown , Jory Heckman

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 04:30pm EDT

House passes 1.6 percent pay raise for military

The House passed a 1.6 percent pay raise for military personnel.

Tags: pay and benefits , House , raise , budget , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/08/2011, 02:34pm EDT

Sen. Murray: hiring veteran heroes necessary, smart

Unemployment by returning members of the military is too high. Senator Patty Murray is moving to change that.

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , veterans , sen. patty murray , Senate Armed Services Committee , veterans unemployment , Patty Murray , Congress ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 09:05am EDT
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Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn to step down

William Lynn is stepping down as Defense Department deputy secretary.

Tags: people , management , William Lynn , Leon Panetta , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 04:09pm EDT
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