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The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.
This week, Roger Baker, Chief Information Officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, talks with host Jason Miller about turning around IT processes within the agency.
September 30, 2010
The FAR Council issues a proposed rule to require agencies to justify the use of time-and-materials and labor hours contracts for commercial services. GAO found that agencies didn't understand the rules for buying certain types of services.
The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.
The Defense Department's cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.
The General Services Administration freezes Schedule 75 to new vendors shortly after awarding a new strategic sourcing contract for office supplies. Small businesses say the combination of the two could have a detrimental effect on their ability to sell to the government. GSA expects to save $52 million a year across government from the BPA's lower prices.
NASA CIO Linda Cureton may have come from inside NASA, but she tells Federal News Radio's Jason Miller she's still learning a lot.
September 23, 2010
The goal is to encourage agencies to use the new blanket purchase agreements signed with 15 companies in June.
A new report to Congress says OFPP will release new policies this fall to improve the management and use of multiple award contracts. One of the policies will require business cases for all multi- and inter-agency contracts. OFPP found that agencies spent more than $52 billion on these contracts in 2009.