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Defense authorization bill back on Senate docket

The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it's on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , defense spending , defense spending bill , Harry Reid , Joe Lieberman , Senate , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:38pm EST

Senate report: U.S. contractor money aids enemy in Afghanistan

A Senate Armed Services Committee report found the army of private contractors working for the U.S. in Afghanistan threatens the safety of American troops.

Tags: contracting , Taliban , Afghanistan , Washington Post , DoD , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 10/08/2010, 02:16pm EDT

Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: DoD , John McCain , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider , budget , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Gerry Connolly , Diane Watson , DoD , JFCOM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm 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 , Peter Levine , OFPP , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , 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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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 , Peter Levine , Molly Wilkinson , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , 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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