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In Depth Show Blog - December 26, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Stan Soloway , John Kamensky , Raymond Chandler , Steve Bucci , Greg Garcia , Eric Wertheim , Janet Kopenhaver , Jeff Neal , In Depth , Francis Rose ,

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 04:00pm EST

Amid bribery scandal, Navy changes business practices for overseas port calls

Navy moves to centralize its contracting and payment processes for overseas husbanding services after its investigators find tens of millions of dollars in overcharges resulting from bribes.

Tags: DoD , Navy , contracting , Glenn Defense Marine Asia , Leonard Francis , Elliott Branch , Ray Mabus , Sean Stackley , bribery

Monday - 12/23/2013, 03:51am EST
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Air Force commits to use OASIS for most professional services contracts

Under an agreement signed Thursday, the Air Force will use OASIS as its default option for professional service contracts. The service agrees to spend at least $500 million under the multiple award contract.

Tags: GSA , DoD , Air Force , acquisition , contracting , OASIS , professional services , Randall Culpepper , Jeff Koses ,

Friday - 12/20/2013, 03:50am EST
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In Depth Show Blog - December 17, 2013

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Francis Rose , In Depth , Frank Kendall , Larry Allen , Mark Schwartz , Janet Kopenhaver

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 06:00pm EST

GSA plots path ahead for once-troubled acquisition management system

GSA says its problem-plagued System for Award Management is now working, but its failures have pushed agency officials to pursue a new path to consolidate the government's approach to procurement data.

Tags: GSA , technology , acquisition , contracting , industry , System for Award Management , Sonny Hashmi , Kevin Youel Page , open source ,

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 04:02am EST
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Private security guards ill-equipped for federal workplace shooting situations

Audits find contract security personnel, which make up the vast majority of the Federal Protective Service's workforce, receive no meaningful training on how to deal with armed attackers. And many operators of X-ray machines and metal detectors at building entrances likely have never been trained to properly use them.

Tags: DHS , Federal Protective Service , Congress , physical security , GAO , Mark Goldstein , Stephen Amitay , David Wright , management

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 04:32am EST
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DoD finalizing major rewrite of acquisition guidance

Reworked guidance is the first update to key Defense Department instruction since 2008. Internal attempt to streamline the system is leading department officials to seek legislative changes to make the military acquisition process less complex.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , Better Buying Power , sequestration , Frank Kendall , CSIS ,

Monday - 11/11/2013, 10:25am EST

Even with budget agreement, Air Force faces painful choices

Top Air Force officials say lower budgets will force them to propose cuts Congress won't like. But if lawmakers insist on protecting politically-favored programs, money will have to come from somewhere else.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Air Force , budget , sequestration , Mark Welsh , Eric Fanning , readiness ,

Monday - 12/16/2013, 03:47am EST
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Federal Drive Show Blog - December 12, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , Federal Drive , Erica Groshen , Steve Leggett , Joe Petrillo , Geoff Haskett , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 09:33am EST

Air Force tells program managers: Don't expect reprieve from sequestration

Any relief the Air Force gets from a pending budget deal will be pushed into rebuilding lost military readiness, not bolstering investment programs, a top acquisition official said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , Congress , acquisition , industry , Better Buying Power , Air Force , Charles Davis ,

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 08:35am EST
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