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Contractors need to do homework before shutdown

A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , continuing resolution , Congress , OMB , Professional Services Council , John Cooney , Alan Chvotkin , Barry Anderson ,

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:35am EST
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CR means shorter lead times for Navy moves

The Navy is alerting servicemembers that operating under continuing resolution funding levels in its manpower and personnel accounts will lead to orders to new duty stations on much shorter notice.

Tags: DoD , Navy , DoD budget , continuing resolution , permanent change of station , navy personnel command , Robert Weitzman ,

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 07:12am EST
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DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , Ashton Carter , efficiency initiative ,

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST

JFCOM contractors await closure details

Leaders of the Joint Forces Command in Virginia are planning to meet with contractors this week discuss what the command's closure will mean for their businesses. If all goes according to plan, the lights will be turned out at JFCOM for the final time in a little more than a year.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Kaufman and Canoles , Federal Capture Consulting , Terry Murphy , Butch Bondoc , Scott Rigell ,

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 07:53am EST
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DoD on path to obtain clean books by 2017

The Defense Department's deputy chief financial officer said Friday that the department believes it will achieve the 2017 deadline to produce auditable financial statements. DoD is approaching the problem in way that makes clear that clean books are not only the responsibility of its accountants, he said.

Tags: DoD , management , financial management , DoD budget , audit readiness , consolidated financial statements , GAO , Mark Easton , Gene Dodaro , AGA , DoD Report

Monday - 02/21/2011, 07:18am EST
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Air Force seeks a bigger RIF hammer

The Air Force will ask Congress to fast-track additional authorities to allow the service to bring its uniformed service back into the statutory boundaries, Air Force leaders said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , pay and benefits , Norton Schwartz , Michael Donley , RIF , force reduction

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:25am EST
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Navy to track cyber attacks in real-time

The Navy's cyber command will soon be able to see a real-time view of penetration attempts into the service's IT systems, the command's number two officer said Thursday.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , electronic warfare , Navy , William Leigher , Cyber Command ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:34pm EST

DoD's impending crisis a myth, critics say

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said repeatedly over recent weeks that operating the Defense Department under 2010 funding levels represented a "crisis on my doorstep." Several Defense spending critics said the assessment was overblown.

Tags: DoD , Congress , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Gordon Adams , Christopher Preble , Lawrence Korb , Center for American Progress , Cato Institute , American University ,

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 07:06am EST
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CR may turn into crisis for Defense, Gates says

Continuing to operate at 2010 funding levels under a continuing resolution would be a crisis for the military, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday. He made the remarks at a briefing detailing DoD's proposed budget for 2012.

Tags: DoD , Congress , pay and benefits , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Robert Hale , dod efficiency initiative , TRICARE , military pay , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:56am EST
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Experts: DoD should share more cyber info

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony from three cybersecurity experts Friday who said the Defense Department should share more information on cyber threats with private network operators. The hearing, which examined DoD's role in the nation's cyber defense, produced a consensus that the country needs to do more to protect itself from cyber threats, the subcommittee's chairman said.

Tags: DoD , DHS , Congress , cybersecurity , Center for Democracy and Technology , Institute for Information Infrastructure Protectio , Dartmouth College , North American Electric Reliability Corporation , Gregory Nojeim , Gerry Cauley , Shari Pfleeger , DoD Report

Monday - 02/14/2011, 07:05am EST
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