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Navy picks HP for long-awaited NGEN contract

Hewlett Packard, the same vendor which has owned and operated the Navy Department's networks for more than a decade will continue a similar role under a new multibillion dollar contract. But the Navy and Marine Corps will take ownership of their IT infrastructure and reserve the right to recompete any or all of it at a future date.

Tags: Navy , technology , NGEN , industry , acquisition , DoD , Marine Corps , NMCI , Sean Stackley , Victor Gavin , Kevin Nally ,

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 06:42pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - June 28, 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: Mike Hayden , Jack Dongarra , Todd Harrison , Allyson Robinson , Dan Madrzykowski , Doug Throckmorton , Federal Drive

Friday - 06/28/2013, 09:10am EDT

IRS severing ties with firm amid $500 million in questionable contracts

The Internal Revenue Service said Wednesday it is seeking to cut its business relationship with a firm that may have had inside access to the agency's procurement decisions. Lawmakers also questioned agency decisions to award the company special status as veteran-owned and serving economically-disadvantaged areas.

Tags: contracting , Congress , Darrell Issa , Strong Castle , SDVOSB , HUBZone , Tammy Duckworth , TIGTA , SBA , IRS

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , workforce , financial management , auditability ,

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 05:50am EDT

VA 'surge' closes out 97 percent of oldest disability claims

The Veterans Affairs Department made it a top priority earlier this year to handle all disability claims from veterans who've been waiting two years or longer. The department mostly succeeded in its two-month surge operation, but serious questions linger about the sustainability of the backlog elimination effort.

Tags: Thomas Murphy , Eric Shinseki , Peter Gaytan , Anthony Principi , Jeff Miller , management , claims backlog , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Concerned Veterans for America , American Legion

Friday - 06/21/2013, 05:30am EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - June 20, 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: Bob Luby , Kathleen Williams , Michael Farber , Federal Drive

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 12:58pm EDT

Sequestration, budget cuts taking their toll on DoD financial managers

DoD's senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration's mostly to blame.

Tags: DoD , management , sequestration , American Society of Military Comptrollers , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , workforce , financial management , auditability ,

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:54am EDT

Report examines future trends in global defense spending

Jack Midgely, a director at Deloitte firm and the lead author of a new report on defense spending, is Jared Serbu's guest for this week's edition of On DoD.

Tags: DoD , On DoD , Deloitte , Global Defense Outlook , defense spending

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 06:15pm EDT
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As VA works to eliminate one backlog, one more might emerge

Under intense congressional and media pressure, VA has moved aggressively to eliminate its backlog of new claims for disability benefits. But veterans who appeal VA's decisions are still waiting years, on average.

Tags: VA , Veterans Affairs , Congress , disability claims backlog , Board of Veterans Appeals , House Veterans Affairs Committee

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:06am EDT
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Navy strikes enterprise licensing deal with Oracle

Navy department's second large enterprise licensing agreement will save an estimated $60 million over five years. Navy and Marine Corps components are required to use it for all of the Oracle database products it covers.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Oracle , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen ,

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 04:42pm EDT
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