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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Tighter budgets lead to more cost overruns; Army wraps up listening tour ahead of force structure decisions

In this week's Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook, could a new report finally explain which Pentagon policies tend to lead to cost and schedule growth, and which ones keep programs on track? Plus, why it seems unlikely that Congress will go along with DoD's latest request to close stateside military bases.

Tags: Inside the Reporterís Notebook , DoD , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Congress , Army , Katherine Hammack , sequestration , BRAC , Installations , John Conger , Jared Serbu

Monday - 03/09/2015, 03:35am EDT

Contract Overload, part 3: OFPP ready to set tone for the future of MACs.

Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment "chaos." The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Molly Wilkinson , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , NIH , Scott Amey , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , POGO , Professional Services Council , TechAmerica , multiple award contracting , GWACs , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Wednesday - 05/19/2010, 06:36am EDT
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Analysis: IMPROVE Acquisition Act headed nowhere

The Senate Armed Services Committee likely will not consider the House version of the bill to improve how the Defense Department conducts acquisition.

Tags: In Depth , contracting , management , Jim Schweiter , Molly Wilkinson , Coalition for Government Procurement

Monday - 05/10/2010, 04:25pm EDT
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Senate unlikely to consider DoD acquisition bill

The upper chamber will review IMPROVE Act provisions through the Defense Authorization bill. The Senate also is considering other acquisition bills focusing on the workforce.

Tags: contracting , Molly Wilkinson , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , McKenna, Long and Aldridge , Jim Schweiter , IMPROVE Act , acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , Federal Acquisition Institute , cybersecurity

Friday - 04/30/2010, 06:16am EDT
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