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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The leader of the Naval Air Systems Command says his service needs to make dramatic changes to the way it acquires planes, helicopters and other aviation systems. Otherwise, he says, the Navy faces a future in which it can't afford the weapons systems it needs. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports on the upcoming changes at NAVAIR.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:26pm EDT
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Navy looks to overhaul acquisition processes for aviation systems

The Naval Air Systems Command's acquisition practices are laden with so much unnecessary costs that its commander worries about its ability to meet its mission to the fleet a few years from now. NAVAIR's commander said it's time to rethink the way it engages the acquisition system and with industry.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Sea Air Space Exposition , Naval Air Systems Command , David Dunaway , technology , acquisition ,

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:55am EDT
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On DoD: Leadership skills for veterans, VA's disability backlog and DoD's change to GSA schedules

On this week's On DoD, Jared Serbu talks to Eric Jeffries, chief diversity and inclusion officer at Exelis; Zachary Hearn, the deputy director for benefits at the American Legion; and Alan Chvotkin, vice president at the Professional Services Council.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , Erica Jeffries , Exelis , Veterans Affairs , Zachary Hearn , American Legion , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , GSA , GSA schedules

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 01:12pm EDT
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DoD plots third chapter in Better Buying Power initiative

The latest edition of the Defense Department's effort to buy more capability without more money will emphasize the idea of bringing outside innovation into the military acquisition process.

Tags: DoD , industry , acquisition , Better Buying Power , management , budget , Frank Kendall , Early Wyatt , Robert Baker ,

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:50am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department says it's in the very early stages of creating a "3.0" version of its ongoing Better Buying Power initiative. There's nothing on paper yet, but Federal News Radio DoD reporter Jared Serbu reports, the new version will focus on making sure the U.S. military doesn't fall behind on technological superiority. Read Federal News Radio's related article.

Tags: DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 05:39pm EDT
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Jared Serbu, Defense Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Navy is long overdue to move away from its legacy network known as the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet. Now, brass says it intends to move its enterprise IT network onto its new contract, known as NGEN, by the end of September. Listen to Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu's audio report or read Jared's related article .

Tags: NGEN , NMCI , Navy , Marine Corps , technology

Monday - 04/07/2014, 11:34am EDT
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Navy to finish moving IT network to NGEN contract by September

After dealing with a bid protest, meeting the timeline will require the Navy and its prime vendor to move quickly. The new schedule accelerates the original transition schedule by several months.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Navy Marine Corps intranet , NGEN , Joint Information Environment , Michael Abreu , Bill Toti ,

Monday - 04/07/2014, 04:31am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

After a long series of delays, the Navy says it fully intends to move its massive enterprise IT network onto a new contract known as NGEN by the end of September. More details from Federal News Radio's DoD reporter, Jared Serbu.

Tags: In Depth

Friday - 04/04/2014, 04:37pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Pentagon goes its own way on GSA schedules; VA still thinks its electronic health record can meet DoD's needs

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: DoD , GSA , FAR , contracting , acquisition policy , Federal Supply Schedules , Roger Waldron , Alan Chvotkin , Eric Shinseki , Jonathan Woodson , Veterans Affairs , Wendy Masiello , Inside the DoD Reporter

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:59am EDT
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Jared Serbu, DoD Reporter, Federal News Radio

The Defense Department has just made a pretty significant change to the way it's going to buy products and services from GSA's schedules program. Instead of relying on GSA's determination that the government's already getting a good deal from the vendors in the program, the new rules appear to require DoD's own contracting officers to do the same thing. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose. to talk about that change.

Tags: DoD , In Depth , contracting , GSA

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 03:41pm EDT
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