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In Depth interviews - June 26

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: Andrew Krepinevich , CSBA , Tom Shoop , GovExec , James DuPree , Jordan Thomas , Air-Sea Battle , Air Force , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , Guy Timberlake , ASBC

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 01:05am EDT

Navy chief: Iranian navy in Gulf quiet lately

Iran's naval forces, periodically accused by the U.S. of provocative moves in the Persian Gulf, have shown restraint in recent months, the U.S. Navy's top admiral said Wednesday.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Iran , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 02:56pm EDT

DoD bolsters acquisition workforce in face of budget pressures

Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , management , budget , DoD , Air Force , DLA , Army , Rene Thomas-Rizzo , Scott Harwood , Roy Wood , Tom Evans , Ruben Gomez , Inside the Worlds Biggest Buyer

Tuesday - 06/12/2012, 05:09pm EDT
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Navy: Drone aircraft crashes in Md.; no injuries

A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials said.

Tags: DoD Report , drone , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/11/2012, 11:24pm EDT

Q&A with Larry Allen

Larry Allen of Allen Federal joins host Mark Amtower to talk about changes in government procurement.
June 11, 2012(Encore presentation June 25, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , contracting , procurement , FSSI , GSA schedules , FedBid , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , cooperative purchasing agreement

Monday - 06/11/2012, 07:28pm EDT
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Navy standardizes screening process for commanding officer candidates

The Navy is standardizing how it screens and qualifies commanding officer candidates. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert has approved an instruction to create a written qualification program to be shared among all officer communities.

Tags: DoD , Jonathan Greenert , DoD Report , In Depth , Francis Rose

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:45pm EDT

Buying commercial in DoD: Pentagon struggles to stay away from customization

Last year, the Pentagon spent nearly $75 billion on acquisitions of commercial items, more than double the amount from five years ago. But the word "commercial" in DoD applies to a lot of products you won't find on any store shelf.

Tags: DoD , commercial products , technology , Network Integration Evaluation , John Morrison , Kevin Kelly , LGS Innovations , Alcatel-Lucent , Sean Varah , MotionDSP , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jacques Gansler , acquisition , industry , Defense Science Board , CANES , DJ LeGoff , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 05:15am EDT
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Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform

During the last Defense drawdown, Congress and the White House pushed the Pentagon to make smarter buying decisions in the hopes that it would save a lot of money. The idea was to have the military buy many products the same way businesses do. A decade and a half later, DoD now spends tens of billions of dollars a year under the commercialized models Congress set up. In a two-part, exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines the debate underway over how well it has worked out.

Tags: commercial products , Bill Clinton , Al Gore , Reinventing Government , commercial of a type , Shay Assad , Clinger-Cohen Act , William Clinger , Federal Acquisition Streamling Act , Susan Lawrence , Army , Network Integration Evaluation , CANES , Coast Guard , John Korn , DoD , Aquisitions , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Defense Service Board , William Perry , Dennis Moran , Harris Corp. , Jared Serbu , Nett Warrior

Monday - 05/21/2012, 05:28am EDT
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Navy takes industry feedback to heart in NGEN RFP

The Navy tried to ensure it properly addressed industry concerns as it developed its final solicitation for the $5.4 billion network contract. Some comments involved cost-reduction. Others related to fairness in competition.

Tags: NGEN , NMCI , Stephen Hendricks , contracting , acquisition , technology , Ruben Gomez , industry

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:37pm EDT

Navy official calls cyber greatest, long-term threat

The Navy's top man in Europe said cyber is the threat that keeps him up at night.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , DoD , James Stavridis , Senate

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:49am EDT
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