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Air Force finds easier way to hire acquisition workers

Service using special authority approved by Congress. New process brings on new procurement workers in as little as 17 days.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , William Caffaro , Air Force , DoD , acquisition workforce , Special hiring authority

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:05pm EDT
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The reconstruction of NSPS

A Pentagon advisory group suggests revamping, but not scrapping, the National Security Personnel System. A task force member tells FederalNewsRadio there is something worth saving in the program.

Tags: P&B , NSPS , Defense Business Board , Rudy deLeon , Robert Tobias , defense department , Pentagon , President Obama

Friday - 07/17/2009, 06:58am EDT
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U.S. - Russian Partnership

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says the possibility of a U.S.-Russian partnership on missile defense have improved because Moscow is becoming more concerned about Iran. The defense secretary told senators Tuesday that U.S. offers to put radar or data exchange centers in Russia are among the options being discussed. Russian and U.S. officials are working intensively on a successor deal to the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, or START I, which expires in December. Negotiators are aiming for some results by the time Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hosts President Barack Obama July 6-8 in Moscow.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Secretary of Defense , Russa , U.S , Iran , Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty , Dmitry Medvedev , Obama

Wednesday - 06/10/2009, 12:08pm EDT

More agencies, vendors turn to ADR to solve contract disputes

GAO finds that the use of alternative dispute resolution is up by 25 percent in 2009

Tags: contracting , Mike Golden , GAO , DoD , bid protests , alternative dispute resolution

Friday - 04/17/2009, 07:11pm EDT
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