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Defense acquisition on road to recovery?

DoD addressing long-standing shortcomings, including hiring 20,000 acquisition workers over the next five years. Reforms of the 1990s big reason for procurement problems, deputy secretary says.

Tags: mngt , contracting , William Lynn , Shay Assad , Rep. Michael Conaway , Rep. John McHugh , DoD , acquisition workforce , outsourcing

Thursday - 05/07/2009, 07:24am EDT
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DoD's cyber command would be next step in evolution

Experts say command would better organize military capabilities

Tags: technology , Robert Gates , DoD , DISA , STRATCOM , NSA , DHS , USAF , Air Force , Henry Raduege , John Gilligan , Deloitte Touché , cybersecurity , Cyber review

Friday - 04/24/2009, 07:08am EDT
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Problems with business systems could cost vendors

DoD proposes new rule to withhold payment on contracts if auditors find deficiencies in accounting, estimating, earned value management and other business systems. Recent hearing found 69 of top 100 Pentagon contractors have at least one flawed system.

Tags: contracting , DoD , DCAA , Wartime Contracting Commission , Contractor business systems , Federal Register

Friday - 01/15/2010, 03:14pm EST

Defense on the SPOT defending contractors

DoD, State and USAID have a new understanding about how to use the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker (SPOT) as their system for tracking required information

Tags: contracting , Vic Snyder , Defense , DoD , SPOT , Congressional Spotlight

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 11:05am EDT
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DoD must change the way it buys technology

House committee authorizes 10 pilots to try alternative approaches. Defense Science Board recommends ways to improve IT procurement across the military.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , Rob Andrews , DoD , Ron Kerber , IT acquisition , acquisition reform , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/10/2009, 07:00am EDT
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DoD promises to make changes to electronic health records system

Officials tell lawmakers that new strategy will cut time, costs

Tags: technology , DoD , VA , Ward Cascells , Rep. Susan Davis , Tommy Morris , Charles Campbell , Col. Claude Hines , AHLTA , health IT , data sharing

Tuesday - 03/24/2009, 08:20pm EDT
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DoD says electronic health record system on track

The Defense Department Tuesday will try to explain to lawmakers just how much progress it has made with its electronic health record system, called AHLTA.

Tags: technology , Michael Weiner , DoD , VA , health IT , AHLTA , data sharing

Monday - 03/23/2009, 08:44pm EDT
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DoD offers more details of how cyber command would work

Lawmakers place focus on government's relationship with industry to protect computer networks. Military testing system with Defense Industrial Base to share threat information.

Tags: technology , Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander , Bob Lentz , Rep. Diane Watson , Rep. Brian Billbray , Rep. Jim Marshall , Rep. Jeff Miller , DoD , NSA , STRATCOM , DHS , ODNI , OMB , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 05/06/2009, 07:13am EDT
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House Armed Services sets up acquisition panel

The House Armed Services Committee today formed a panel to figure out how best to reform the Defense Department's acquisition programs and processes.

Tags: contracting , Ike Skelton , Jim McHugh , Jim Andrews , Mike Conaway , Clair McCaskill , Carl Levin , John McCain , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DoD , acquisition reform

Friday - 03/06/2009, 04:48pm EST
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