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DoD plans to tame vendor business systems

The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.

Tags: contracting , mngt , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Rob Andrews , Greg Kutz , DoD , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems , improper payments

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Shay Assad: how to fix contracting problems in 30 days or less

Commissioner Dov Zakheim told FederalNewsRadio DCAA and DCMA "just didn't seem to be working in harness, and we got assurances, very, very firm assurances, from a very senior Defense official, Mr. Shay Assad, who said he's going to have it sorted out in 30 days. And frankly, we believe him."

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , contracting , KBR , DCAA , DCMA , DoD , Defense , SPOT

Tuesday - 11/10/2009, 02:00pm EST
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DoD promises to fix Iraq contracting problems in 30 days

There is no precise figure for how many contractors are in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tags: Commission on Wartime Contracting , Dov Zakheim , contracting , KBR , DCAA , DCMA , DoD , Defense

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 12:05pm EST
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Assad, Ginman look to cut costs in new DoD roles

Shay Assad, the Defense Department's director of defense pricing, and Dick Ginman, the Pentagon's director of defense procurement and acquisition policy, join host Roger Waldron to talk about their new roles.
June 7, 2011 - (Encore presentation June 21, 2011)

Tags: contracting , defense acquisition , defense department , pentagon , Dick Ginman , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement , DoD Report , Suzanne Kubota , acquisition policy , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 06/07/2011, 09:28pm EDT
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Assad: KC-X to lead the way in procurements

Shay Assad, director of the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, told industry professionals Thursday that DoD would provide them with a clearer picture of what the Pentagon wants when it issues solicitations to industry. Past acquisition processes, he said, had forced vendors to guess what factors DoD thought were truly important.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , GAO , insourcing , Coalition for Government Procurement , source selection , acquisition workforce , bid protest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:48am 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 , Professional Services Council , Stan Soloway , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 03/16/2011, 08:19pm EDT
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OFPP: Hiring needed ahead of 'tsunami of buying'

Agency leaders say a commitment hiring and training contract oversight personnel is an important step towards balancing the federal budget and increasing efficiency. They highlight several creative cost-cutting measures being undertaken government-wide.

Tags: DoD , OMB , contracting , Dan Gordon , Barack Obama , Robert Gates , Senate , Defense , management , Rachel Stevens

Friday - 07/16/2010, 07:17am EDT

Steve Charles: price squeeze may be coming to vendors

A possible price crunch coming to the Federal contracting world is raising eyebrows in the vendor community.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Steve Charles , ImmixGroup , contracting , DoD ,

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 07:40pm EDT
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