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DoD cyber strategy aims at deterrence

The Defense Department will focus its energies on trying to make its IT systems so hard to penetrate that adversaries won't bother trying. The Pentagon barely mentions offensive capabilities in its new cyber strategy.

Tags: DoD , industry , cybersecurity , William Lynn , James Cartwright , James Langevin , Alan Chvotkin , technology , information sharing , defense industrial base , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/15/2011, 07:00am EDT
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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 , DoD authorization bill , service contracting , political contributions , Peter Buxbaum

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

Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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Could you face fines under Buy American Act?

The Buy American Act was originally passed in 1933 to protect American jobs and companies.

Tags: Alan Chvotkin , In Depth

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 05:37pm EDT
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Shutdown 2011? Contractors would feel the pain

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, explains to what extent industry would hurt from a partial government shutdown.

Tags: Stan Soloway , contracting , industry , shutdown , budget , congress , In Depth

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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DoD to adopt new source selection procedures

The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Federal Acquisition Regulation , Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy , Shay Assad , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:19pm EDT
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Army teeing up acquisition reforms

The Defense Department's efficiencies initiative isn't just about internal DoD processes, the Army's acquisition chief said Wednesday. The service wants its vendors to help find ways to reduce costs and take on risk in the process, he said.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , Army , Malcolm O'Neill , DoD budget , Robert Gates , Ashton Carter , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 07:06am EST
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Shutdown has different scenarios

The Professional Services Council held a conference to provide information about preparing for a government shutdown.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , continuing resolution , congress , John Cooney , John Buckner

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 02:31pm EST

Contractors need to do homework before shutdown

A panel of experts said contractors should prepare for a potential government shutdown by figuring out how their specific contracts would be affected in such a scenario. Step one, they said, is for vendors to talk with their agency contracting officers.

Tags: contracting , management , shutdown , budget , White House , continuing resolution , congress , OMB , John Cooney , Alan Chvotkin , Barry Anderson , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 07:35am EST
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Army puts brakes on insourcing

A directive signed this week by the secretary of the Army requires high-level review and analysis of any proposal to insource contracting functions. Outside groups have accused DoD of insourcing workers based on arbitrary quotas.

Tags: DoD , management , contracting , insourcing , Army , John McHugh , Robert Gates , Stan Soloway , DoD budget , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/04/2011, 12:18pm EST
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