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Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from 'should-cost' management

Over five years, Air Force has beat the independent cost estimates in its acquisition programs by a collective $2 billion, according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition. Some of the savings have been returned to the Air Force's top line, but acquisition managers have been allowed to plow some of the money back into their own programs.

Tags: Air Force , DoD , should cost , Acquisition , Better Buying Power , cost capability analysis , Deborah Lee James , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 10:46am EST
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On DoD: William LaPlante, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition is Jared Serbu's guest for the full hour on this edition of On DoD. LaPlante talks with Jared about his five top priorities' for Air Force acquisition.

Tags: On DoD , Jared Serbu , Air Force , DoD ,

Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 04:56pm EDT
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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is a bi-weekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , contracting , Alan Chvotkin , Industry , VistA , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/02/2014, 04:15am EDT

DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

Virtually every one of DoD's acquisition programs took a hit from sequestration in the first year of sequestration, officials from each of the military services told lawmakers this week. But the next few years of the 10-year spending restrictions could be much more painful, especially if Congress doesn't return to the process of enacting regular appropriations bills.

Tags: DoD , Acquisition , Congress , sequestration , government shutdown , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/25/2013, 03:46am EDT
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