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Tony Capaccio, Reporter, Bloomberg News

The House Armed Services Committee is busy at work on the 2016 National Defense Authorization bill. In a 700-page report accompanying the bill, the committee is asking for a list of reports. Bloomberg News reporter Tony Capaccio joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with what the committee wants and the major policy provisions in the bill.

Tags: Tony Capaccio , Bloomberg News , NDAA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , DoD

Friday - 05/08/2015, 09:43am EDT
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Dov Zakheim, Senior Adviser, CSIS

The White House endorses 10 of the 15 recommendations the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission made in its report in January. The House Armed Services Committee included several of those recommendations in their markup of the National Defense Authorization Act. Dov Zakheim was a member of the Comp commission, former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), and now a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained if it's important that both the White House and the committee are breaking those recommendations up.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , CSIS , In Depth

Monday - 05/04/2015, 04:14pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Obama Administration and a key House committee reach different conclusions today about reforming the military retirement system. The White House saying the issue needs more study. The House Armed Services Committee votes to adopt most of the recommendations of a blue ribbon panel. More details from Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , House , Congress , Federal Drive , In Depth

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:19pm EDT
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Thornberry's first bite at DoD reform seeks to boost acquisition workforce, cut its paperwork

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the acquisition proposals he will release on Wednesday are merely a discussion draft and he's actively seeking more input. Initial language would boost program managers' roles in the system and shave reporting requirements.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Mac Thornberry , acquisition , acquisition reform , Center for Strategic & International Studies , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/24/2015, 03:52am EDT
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DoD pursues back-office savings ahead of potential cuts from sequestration

The Defense Business Board outlines three approaches for the Pentagon to save $125 billion across six administrative areas. Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work said the 90-day study will help his department improve productivity as sequestration looms.

Tags: management , budget , DoD , Bob Work , Frank Kendall , Michael Turner , sequestration , Administrative functions , Defense Business Board , McAleese and Associates , Credit Suisse , Better Buying Power 3.0 , Acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/18/2015, 04:05am EDT
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A return to sequestration would set back DoD network modernization by years

Defense technology officials told House lawmakers that progress toward a Joint Information Environment would be delayed by two-to-three years if budget caps remain in place.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Ferrell , Kevin Nally , JIE , JRSS , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/27/2015, 04:20am EST

DoD's proposals aim to simplify 'mindboggling' acquisition rules

Frank Kendall, the undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, told the House Armed Services Committee that a bunch of incremental changes could help DoD find success with its acquisitions more often. The seven legislative proposals address redundant documents and processes that the military needs help from Congress to get rid of and give program managers more time.

Tags: acquisition , management , Congress , DoD , Mac Thornberry , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Aerospace innovation initiative , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/29/2015, 04:10am EST
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says defense procurement reform is near the top of his agenda for the new Congress -- but don't expect things to change overnight. Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu says it's likely to be a multi-year affair.

Tags: Jared Serbu , DoD , In Depth , Congress

Tuesday - 01/20/2015, 04:39pm EST
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IT acquisition reform bill gets consensus, inches closer to passage

House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees agree on trimmed down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Now it's up to the armed services committees to keep FITARA in the Defense Authorization bill.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , Rich Beutel , Troy Cribb , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Reform Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , NCMA , Jay Maroney , Defense Authorization Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:11am EST
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House panel probes DoD's acquisition workforce

The size of DoD's civilian acquisition workforce has grown by some 20,000 employees over the past five years and now numbers about 135,000 personnel members, according to Stephanie Barna, acting assistant secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management. That's thanks to an effort by DoD begun in 2009 to recapitalize its acquisition workforce. But the department's focus on the acquisition workforce has been strained by a slew of competing priorities and congressionally-mandated belt-tightening, Barna said.

Tags: Congress , House , Mac Thornberry , Rick Larsen , Frank Kendall , Stephanie Barna , acquisition , acquisition workforce , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:14pm EDT
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