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Military looks to suppress appetite for service contracts

The three military department's top acquisition officials say they are each undergoing examinations of their contract spending on services. The goal is to ensure that the current, highly-decentralized service contracting process is serving valid military missions.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , contracting , lowest price technically acceptable , service contracting , Elliott Branch , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , Bloomberg Government

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:32am EST
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DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Congress , sequestration , government shutdown , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , William LaPlante , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , small business , defense industrial base , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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In Army, sequestration will force about-face on acquisition reforms

Army says its implementation of DoD's Better Buying Power directives saved hundreds of millions of dollars last year, but this year's budget chaos will undo much of the progress.

Tags: DoD , Army , acquisition , Better Buying Power , Gabe Camarillo , Harold Greene , Jared Serbu , AUSA , budget , sequestration , contracting

Friday - 02/22/2013, 06:03am EST
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Army looks 30 years into future on acquisition, modernization

The service's new acquisition strategy tries to imagine the Army's needs over the next three decades as the focus shifts away from large counterinsurgency and stability operations.

Tags: DoD , Army , Rapid acquisition , acquisition , industry , Keith Walker , James Barclay

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 11:58am EDT
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Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , sequestration , Budget Control Act , defense industrial base , Frank Kendall , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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Obama to nominate former SBA official Jordan to head OFPP

President Barack Obama announced Friday his plans to nominate Joseph Jordan, a former Small Business Administration official, to head the Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Tags: SBA , Joseph Jordan , OMB , OFPP , Jeffrey Zients , Dan Gordon ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 09:22pm EST

Army fills two top acquisition posts

The Army has filled two of its highest acquisition jobs. Heidi Shyu has been appointed principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. Scott Fish is its new chief scientist.

Tags: Army , technology , Scott Fish , Federal Drive , acquisition , DoD Report , hiring , management

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 11:15am EDT