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DoD leader raises an eyebrow over proposed acquisition reforms

Pentagon has concerns with Senate legislation requiring more acquisition authority for military service chiefs and House provision dictating new career paths for uniformed acquisition personnel.

Tags: DoD , Congress , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Frank Kendall , John McCain , Northern Virginia Technology Council , acquisition , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/20/2015, 04:03am EDT
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FY2016 budget: put up or shut up time for Congress

The next two weeks may reveal the Republican Congress' real ability to govern, for better or worse.

Tags: Francis Rose , Congress , budget , sequestration ,

Tuesday - 04/14/2015, 04:30am EDT

Levin, Coburn leave legacy of bipartisanship, oversight

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) says "bipartisanship is not extinct" in his farewell speech to Congress. Wastebook author Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says oversight is a duty that many senators continue to ignore.

Tags: Carl Levin , DoD , Senate , Congress , Oversight , Tom Coburn , Wastebook , Senate Armed Service Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mike Rogers , Tom Carper , Jeff Sessions , Debbie Stabenow , Michael OConnell

Monday - 12/15/2014, 02:27pm EST

Senate OKs defense policy bill

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Saturday - 12/13/2014, 10:10am EST

IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: Technology , acquisition , FITARA , Gerry Connolly , Darrell Issa , OMB , OPM , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST

Government funding tops list for lame-duck Congress

While there's much speculation about how Republicans will run Capitol Hill in the next Congress, the lame-duck one that returns to Washington today must tackle big challenges of its own. With a continuing resolution set to expire in mid-December, agency budgets hang in the balance.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , Federal Managers Association , Senior Executives Association , appropriations , Emily Kopp

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 06:00am EST

The top contracting issues in 2014

Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting, will discuss various contracting issues with host Mark Amtower.
March 24, 2014

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , GSA , GSA schedules , Small business contracting , set asides , Jim Phillips , Centre Consulting , FSSI , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 03/24/2014, 10:17pm EDT
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The top contracting issues in 2014

Jim Phillips, executive vice president of Centre Consulting, will discuss various contracting issues with host Mark Amtower.
March 3, 2014

Tags: Contracting , acquisition , GSA , GSA schedules , Small business contracting , set asides , Jim Phillips , Centre Consulting , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , FSSI

Monday - 03/03/2014, 10:17pm EST
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Lawmakers enshrine Pentagon HQ cost-cutting into law

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has already set about implementing a plan to cut $1 billion from the Defense Department's budget by consolidating and reorganizing top Pentagon offices, but lawmakers want to hold his feet to the fire. The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress Dec. 19 enshrines DoD's ambitious cost-cutting and streamlining plan into law.

Tags: Chuck Hagel , DoD , budget , Congress , Michael Donley , Jack Moore

Thursday - 01/02/2014, 01:11pm EST

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 , Ray Mabus , Carl Levin , James Inhofe , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:02am EST
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