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Where is the acquisition workforce?

A recent hearing by the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan took a look at whether Defense has made adequate plans and actual progress to improve the federal workforce that oversees billions of dollars in contracting activity. Former Congressman Chris Shays is the co-chairman of the Commission brings us up to speed.

Tags: Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afgh , management , acquisition workforce , Christopher Shays

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:40am EDT

DoD: Number of tech foes growing

Werner Dahm, the Air Force's chief scientist, said technologies only available for top-level military research and development are now in the hands of both allies and potential enemies.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , technology

Friday - 09/17/2010, 03:30pm EDT

Veterans remembered on POW/MIA Recognition Day

To date, more than 83,000 enlisted men and women are missing in action, according to the Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Office.

Tags: POW/MIA , Defense Prisoner of War and Missing Personnel Offi , DoD ,

Friday - 09/17/2010, 03:23pm EDT

Pentagon cuts costs, challenges contractors

What industry really thinks about the Pentagon's cost cutting plan from Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council

Tags: Federal Drive , Pentagon , contracting , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Acquisition , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 09/17/2010, 10:41am EDT

Gates: Afghanistan surge is working

Evidence is building that the Obama administration's surge strategy is working in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday, citing recent assessments from the new top U.S. and NATO commander and Gates' personal impressions from a recent trip to Afghan battlefields.

Tags: Federal Drive , Robert Gates , Afghanistan , surge

Friday - 09/17/2010, 08:40am EDT

Bill would freeze JFCOM BRAC closing

'Stop loss' back pay goes unclaimed

Tags: Federal Drive , stop loss , JCSCOM , Jim Webb , BRAC

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 08:40am EDT

Army gets new weapons wiz

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: DorobekInsider , Defense , technology , newscast ,

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 07:22pm EDT

Acquisition marching orders change at Defense

Appropriators slash F-35 purchases in fiscal 2011, U.S. charges Florida pair with selling counterfeit computer chips from China to the U.S. Navy and military

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , Scott Carr , Defense , Navy , counterfeit

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 08:40am EDT

Gates orders changes to contracting procedure

Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: DorobekInsider , newscast , Defense , contracting , Air Force

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 06:04pm EDT

A new generation of leaders emerges at Defense

"If you are looking for the next generation of great leaders, he is at the top," says the U.S. ambassador to Serbia of Mark Simakovsky. Simakovsky has earned a spot as a finalist for a Service to America Medal. He tells us about his work.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , Mark Simakovsky , Defense , management , leadership

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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