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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 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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Senators cancel reductions to Air National Guard, cut DoD civilians

Senate panel rejects Air Force's proposed decreases to National Guard aircraft and personnel, orders cutbacks in DoD civilian and contractor personnel and imposes contractor salary caps.

Tags: DoD , DoD budget , Congress , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , Air Force , Air National Guard , National Guard , Carl Levin , John McCain , Pat Leahy , Harry Wyatt , TRICARE , pay and benefits , workforce , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Defense bill lets feds in national security jobs rotate between agencies

As part of the annual Defense authorization bill, House lawmakers will take up a provision designed to let federal employees gain experience and share expertise while working temporarily in other agencies.

Tags: Congress , jointness , workforce , pay and benefits , TRICARE , Susan Collins , service contracting , Adam Smith , House , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:51pm EDT
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In Army Reserve, clearing out 'deadwood' will make room for best and brightest

The Army Reserve wants to make it easier for soldiers in the active component of the Army to make their way back and forth to the reserve components. To do it, the Reserve will raise its standards for those who continue to serve.

Tags: DoD , Army , Army Reserve , Guard and Reserve , Keith Thurgood , Jack Stultz , reversibility , budget , DoD budget , workforce , Jared Serbu , On DoD

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 05:06am EST
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House defense bill passes with slight pay, TRICARE increases

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.

Tags: DoD , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , budget , Congress , pay and benefits , TRICARE

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 05:51pm EDT

GOP House takeover to affect cybersecurity

The shifts on Capitol Hill will have ripple effects throughout government - and cybersecurity issues are no exception.

Tags: cybersecuirty update , cybersecurity , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , contracing , Gov Info Security , Mike McCaul , Thomas Carper , Dorobek Insider ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:24pm EDT

National Guard $5,000 Payouts!

If you've been on active duty with the National Guard like many federal and postal workers have been, Uncle Sam may have a $5,000 check waiting for you. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey's got the details.

Tags: P&B , National Guard , PDMRA , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 04:00am EDT