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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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Federal Drive Show Blog - December 11, 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: Federal Drive , Jason Miller , Michael Kennedy , Anthony Fauci , Jim Read , David Michaels , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 12:18pm EST

On DoD: New rule requires contractors to protect unclassified data

Kristen Baldwin, the principal deputy in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for systems engineering, and Alan Chvotkin, the executive vice president and counsel at the professional services council, offer insight on a new rule that requires contractors are also required to notify DoD when they detect that cyber criminals or other unauthorized intruders have stolen data from their systems.

Tags: Kristen Baldwin , Alan Chvotkin , On DoD , DoD

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 01:29pm EST
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Pentagon's cost savings proposals lost to compromise of authorization bill

Congress is poised, for the first time since Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, to miss its deadline to pass the one policy bill that's been considered "must-pass" legislation under administrations of both parties. But the measure's only chance of success also torpedoes Pentagon proposals for cutting DoD's internal cost growth. Military personnel would receive a 1 percent pay raise next year.

Tags: DoD , Congress , TRICARE , BRAC , executive compensation , National Defense Authorization Act , Ray Mabus , Carl Levin , James Inhofe ,

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:02am EST
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DIA releases technology wish list to solve problems more directly

The 'Needipedia' project is designed to stay within federal procurement law, but it short cuts some of the steps that cause agencies to wait months or years to solve current-day problems. DIA releases RFPs connected to an ongoing Broad Agency Announcement to give contractors a path to offer technology more directly.

Tags: DoD , technology , DIA , ICITE , Dan Doney , Government Executive magazine , contracting , industry , agile development

Monday - 12/09/2013, 03:48am EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - December 9, 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: Kathy Benson , Kathy Hanson , Kathleen Ethier , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/09/2013, 10:05am EST
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