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DoD too slow in assessing workforce needs

GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , House Armed Services Committee , Acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk List ,

Friday - 07/15/2011, 06:50am EDT

PSC calls contracting provisions into question

The Professional Services Council details likes and dislikes of procurement language in the 2012 DoD Authorization bill.

Tags: contracting , Industry , DoD , Stan Soloway , Roger Jordan , Professional Services Council , DoD authorization bill , service contracting , political contributions ,

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:09am EDT

Army to test, fix communications tech at home, not abroad

The service wants to put certain software and hardware in a real-world environment to see how it would perform in conditions similar to those in combat. The process also will influence how the Army buys technology in the future.

Tags: Technology , DoD , contracting , Susan Lawrence , Peter Chiarelli , Keith Walker , Army , Mobile computing , smartphones , Test and evaluation ,

Monday - 05/23/2011, 06:45pm EDT