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Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , insourcing , Army , John McHugh , Robert Gates , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , DoD budget ,

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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DoD contracts went to excluded vendors

The Defense Department said in a report made public Wednesday that it continued to do business with more than a dozen vendors who has been debarred or suspended for fraud. DoD says it intends to implement training and issue guidance to correct the problem.

Tags: DoD , contracting , procurement integrity , contracting fraud , Bernie Sanders , Excluded Parties Listing System ,

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:18pm EST

DoD needs more workplace flexibility

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday that creating a more flexible workplace is a "strategic imperative" for the Defense Department. He said the military must make the same adaptations that are being made in the private sector and in civilian agencies if it intends to hold onto its talent.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , workplace flexibility , Society of Human Resource Management , Families and Work Institute , Michael Mullen ,

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 07:04am EST
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Lynn praises DoD workers' charitable giving

DoD employees gave more than $17 million to the Combined Federal Campaign in 2010, Deputy Defense Secretary Bill Lynn said Monday.

Tags: DoD , Combined Federal Campaign , William Lynn ,

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:15pm EST

VA automation speeds up GI Bill claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday that a new automated system has cut the backlog of education benefit claims under the new Post-9/11 GI bill and sped up the process of delivering payments to students. VA is using an agile technology development approach to make changes easier and faster.

Tags: technology , management , VA , Veterans Benefits Administration , Roger Baker , Michael Walcoff , GI Bill , agile IT ,

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 07:53am EST
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Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee ,

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout

The Army is nearly finished with the testing phase of its new DISA-hosted enterprise e-mail service and plans to begin migrating users into the cloud in mid-February.

Tags: DoD , technology , cloud computing , enterprise , e-mail , Army , DISA , Mike Krieger , Rhett Hernandez ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:21pm EST

Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain ,

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Navy, RAND at odds over the value of alternative fuel

A study released Tuesday by the RAND Corporation finds that DoD's programs for developing renewable fuels will provide no military advantage. It also questions whether the Defense Department should be conducting the research at all.

Tags: DoD , Navy , alternative energy , RAND Corporation , James Bartis , Tom Hicks , sustainability ,

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 12:41pm EST
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