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DoD not so easy to work with, panel says

A panel of lawmakers concluded that it was not easy doing business with the Defense Department, especially for small and medium sized business.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Small business contracting , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 08:53am EDT

Chollet, Hicks nominated for new roles at DoD

President Obama nominated Dr. Kathleen H. Hicks for the position of principal deputy under secretary of defense for Policy and Derek H. Chollet, as assistant secretary of defense for International Security Affairs.

Tags: Kathleen Hicks , Derek Chollet , DoD , Barack Obama , workforce , Michael OConnell , Federal Drive ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:15am EDT

Navy seeks one more round of comments before releasing NGEN RFP

The service released a second draft solicitation for the Next Generation Enterprise Network. Industry has until March 30 to comment.

Tags: technology , DoD , Navy , NGEN , Shawn Hendricks , contracting , industry , NMCI , Jason Miller , Federal Drive ,

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:12pm EDT

Rate of Air Force contracts awarded by competitive procurements declines

n 2007, 75 percent of the Air Force's service contracts were awarded through competitive procurements. By last year, that had fallen to 59 percent.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , acquisition , contracting , procurement , GAO

Friday - 03/16/2012, 12:50pm EDT

House GOP plans to protect DoD from more cuts

The budget proposal House Republicans are planning to unveil next week will include provisions that would rescue the Defense Department from further budget cuts.

Tags: DoD , House , Paul Ryan , Leon Panetta , Federal Drive , Congress , budget

Friday - 03/16/2012, 09:51am EDT

McCain will block most DoD reprogramming requests

Unless it's an emergency, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Defense Secretary Leon Panetta he would block requests by the Defense Department for reprogramming requests to move money between budget accounts.

Tags: John McCain , DoD , defense budget , Senate Armed Service Committee

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:40am EDT

DoD plan aims to reduce battlefield energy consumption

Air Force Lt. Gen Brooks Bash, the staff logistics director, will oversee a seven-point plan to reduce battlefield energy consumption. The plan came out in June, and a has been put in place.

Tags: DoD , Federal Drive , Brooks Bash , Air Force

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:32am EDT

DARPA puts call out for satellite wranglers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is calling on programmers everywhere to help wrangle old satellites stuck in space for salvage.

Tags: DARPA , DoD , Federal Drive , technology

Monday - 03/12/2012, 09:43am EDT

New ads pitch Marine Corps' kinder, gentler side

A new Marine Corps advertising campaign starting this weekend takes its cue from research showing today's recruit-age generation is interested in helping people.

Tags: DoD , Marines Corps

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 07:30pm EST
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