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DoD reassures Congress it is fixing contingency contracting

Senior defense leaders told Congress they've already made huge steps toward implementing the recommendations of the Commission on Wartime Contracting. Former members of the panel say DoD still has a lot of work to do.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Senate , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , Katherine Schinasi , Claire McCaskill , Brooks Bash , acqusition , management , Jared Serbu , Iraq , Afghanistan

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:29am EDT
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DoD savings won't target industry profits

Even though a short era of ever-increasing military budgets has come to a close, Pentagon leaders said Monday their quest to find savings in defense spending is not aimed at reducing the profitability of contractors.

Tags: DoD , contracting , acquisition , Better Buying Power , industry , Ashton Carter , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 06:48am EDT
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Reporters' Roundup: DoD bottom line will look very different

These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , acquisition , contracting , reporters

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:54pm EDT
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Programs continue despite cost overruns, GAO says

The Government Accountability Office said in findings announced to Congress Tuesday that the Nunn-McCurdy amendment, designed to curtail cost growth in Defense programs, has succeeded in bringing an end to only one overly costly military program in the last 14 years.

Tags: DoD , cost overruns , contracting , DoD budget , Congress , Nunn-McCurdy , Tom Carper , GAO , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:30pm EDT
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DAU hires new president, launches services tool

Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

Tags: contracting , Kathrina McFarland , Lyle Eesley , Ashton Carter , DAU , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , service acquisitions , Service Acquisition Mall , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST

President nominates Werfel to be OMB controller

He also nominates new CPSC commissioner and chairwoman of Merit Systems Protection Board.

Tags: mngt , contracting , P&B , Daniel Werfel , Susan Tsui Grundmann , Anne Northup , Anne Wagner , OMB , DoD , MSPB , CPSC

Friday - 07/31/2009, 06:43am EDT
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