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Air Force promises more disciplined acquisitions

The service no can longer pump money into ambitions that don't offer any immediate prospect of payoff, especially if those projects don't promise to deliver something the Air Force truly needs, the service's top officer said Tuesday.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Air Force , Defense Business Board , Norton Schwartz , Robert Gates , pay and benefits , acquisition , retirement

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 05:24am EDT
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CACI lands $33M Navy contract

Government contractor CACI has landed a $33 million contract with the Navy's Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, The Washington Business Journal reports.

Tags: DoD Report , Federal Drive , CACI , contracting , acquisition , Naval Surface Warfare Center

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 11:42am EDT

Air Force secretary pledges to protect key systems

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley said Monday there are certain capabilities the service must keep whole as it navigates the current budget situation. He did not offer clues as to what the service would be willing to give up.

Tags: management , Air Force , Michael Donley , michael gould , budget , Budget Control Act , deficit reduction , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 20

On today's federal headlines: President Barack Obama has proposed cuts to federal benefits as part of his deficit-reduction plan and the Air Force Secretary said he wants to preserve key programs.

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , Michael Donley , contracting , DADT , Vangent , Census

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 08:24am EDT

Army Materiel Command offering buyouts

AMC is offering $25,000 dollars to more than 30 civilian employees at its headquarters in Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, Federal Times reports.

Tags: Army Materiel Command , DoD Report , buyouts , workforce , pay and benefits

Monday - 09/19/2011, 12:38pm EDT

Aerospace industry heading for layoffs?

Marion Blakey, the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association a former FAA administrator, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss what aerospace contractors should keep their eyes open for.

Tags: AIA , Marion Blakey , budget , Congress

Monday - 09/19/2011, 10:43am EDT
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GAO praises DoD audit plans, questions implementation

In reports and testimony to Congress, the Government Accountability Office finds DoD has built a credible plan to meet a Congressionally-mandated full financial audit by 2017. However, the audit agency is skeptical the military branches will be able to implement the plan in time.

Tags: management , financial management , Congress , Robert Hale , Jamie Morin , Tom Coburn , Gladys Commons , audit readiness , GAO , Asif Khan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 09/19/2011, 05:13am EDT
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DoD nominee warns of 'draconian' cuts

Ashton Carter, the nominee to be the new deputy Defense secretary, said DoD will need to consider civilian employee furloughs, the abandonment of major weapons systems and a severe curtailing of military training if the sequestration envisioned by Congress as a budget-cutting forcing function takes effect.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , budget , sequestration , management , Congress , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:17am EDT
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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,063

Tags: Afghanistan

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 04:48pm EDT
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