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House panel aims to discern challenges for defense industry

The House Armed Services Committee has held a series of hearings in recent months taking the temperature of industry and defense experts on the relationship between contractors and the Defense Department. Allan Burman, a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy and now the president of Jefferson Consulting, testified before the panel. He joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss his testimony.

Tags: House , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , industry , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 09:21pm EST
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Air Force suspends Booz Allen's San Antonio office

The Air Force has suspended Booz Allen Hamilton's San Antonio, Texas, office and recommended it for debarment, according to information posted on the Excluded Parties List System.

Tags: Booz Allen Hamilton , Air Force , contracting , suspension and debarment , Excluded Parties List System

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:39pm EST

Does cloud contracting have a FUD problem?

Steve Kelman the professor of public management at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a former administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how federal managers can ally their anxieties about cloud computing procurement.

Tags: cloud computing , technology , contracting , In Depth , Francis Rose , Steve Kelman

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 10:11pm EST
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An expert view of federal procurement policy

George Washington University Law School professor Steve Schooner joins host Roger Waldron to talk about the top procurement issues.
February 7, 2012(Encore presentation February 14, 2012)

Tags: contracting , Federal Procurement , Steve Schooner , warfighter , contractor workforce , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Small business contracting , Better Buying Power initiative , OMB , GW Law School , George Washington University , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:46pm EST
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Air Force acquisition chief Van Buren to retire

David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.

Tags: people , David Van Buren , Air Force , acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:23pm EST

Analysis: OFPP nom Jordan will have to win acquisition workforce confidence

Steven Schooner, co-director of the Government Procurement Law program at the school, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin with his take on Jordan's nomination and what's ahead for the federal contracting community.

Tags: Joe Jordan , Steven Schooner , George Washington University , SBA , OFPP , contracting , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:26am EST
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What's the latest at the ASBC?

Host Mark Amtower interviews American Small Business Coalition Chief Visionary Officer Guy Timberlake. They will talk about the goals and mission of the organization.
February 6, 2012(Encore presentation March 5, 2012)

Tags: contracting , american Small Business Coalition , Guy Timberlake , online networking , content development , information sharing , Rep. Bill Owen , Rep. Sam Graves , Small business contracting , professional development

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:29am EST
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GAO: 'Inconsistent' cost estimates plague DoD reports

As Pentagon budgets become tighter, the Defense Department is looking for ways to cut costs in weapons systems. But the only way to make cuts is to know how and where money is being spent. Ostensibly, the full lifecycle-cost estimates for DoD's major acquisition programs are collected in the Pentagon's selected acquisition report or SAR. Cary Russell, the acting director for defense capabilities and management issues at GAO, told In Depth with Francis Rose the reports contain "inconsistent" information.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , GAO , DoD , Cary Russell

Monday - 02/06/2012, 04:57pm EST
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Top senators question Pentagon move on fighter jet

The leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee suggested on Monday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta rushed a decision to develop the Marine Corps version of the next-generation strike fighter jet despite new technical problems with the troubled program.

Tags: DoD , Leon Panetta , F-35 , Lockheed Martin , DoD Update , contracting , John McCain , Carl Levin

Monday - 02/06/2012, 06:15pm EST

Salient Federal Solutions' Brad Antle on the federal market space (agile development)

Brad Antle, the president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss the federal market space and how his company leverages agile development.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Brad Antle , Salient Federal Solutions , contracting , industry , Industry Chatter , agile development

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 05:11pm EST
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