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GAO examines DoD's audit stance, weapons portfolio

Asif Khan, the director of financial management and assurance at GAO, and Mike Sullivan, the director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management Issues, joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss two recent GAO report.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Selected Acquisition Report , Asif Khan , Mike Sullivan , GAO

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 07:04pm EDT
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Arma, Thales awarded deployed equipment contracts

U.S. Special Forces Command awarded two big contracts to Arma Global Corporation and Thales Communications.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive , contracting ,

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 09:29am EDT

What's new at the U.S. Postal Service?

Bill Doucette, head of Federal Sector Sales at the U.S. Postal Service, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the agency's programs and services.
April 3, 2012

Tags: contracting , procurement , Bill Doucette , US Postal Service , federal market , GSA schedule , express delivery , priority mail , recycling , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 12:34am EDT
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Controlling contract costs spurs more questions, few answers

A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee heard testimony Thursday on a seemingly simple subject: Is it cheaper for the federal government to employ its own workforce or hire contractors? But industry groups representing government contractors say the question is often more complicated than it might seem.

Tags: industry , contracting , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Claire McCaskill , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , PSC , Stan Soloway

Friday - 03/30/2012, 08:37pm EDT
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Oxygen problem in F-22 Raptor remains a mystery

An Air Force advisory panel says it still can't explain what caused blackouts and dizziness among pilots flying its supersonic F-22 Raptor.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , industry , F-22 Raptor

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 07:01pm EDT

FAA awards cyber contract to lock down personally identifiable information

The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen cybersecurity firm Lunarline to lock down personally identifiable information in its systems. The company says it'll help the agency prevent unauthorized access and disclosure of such material.

Tags: cybersecurity , contracting , Lunarline , FAA , In Depth , Emily Kopp , Tom Temin

Friday - 03/30/2012, 02:07pm EDT

Air Force has new plan to increase small business contracting

The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.

Tags: contracting , Small business contracting , Joseph McDade , Air Force , defense , industry , David Van Buren , SBA , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:28am EST
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Keeping secrets in a post-WikiLeaks world

Kshemendra Paul, Information Sharing Environment's program manager, joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp at the Acquisition Excellence Conference in Washington.

Tags: Kshemendra Paul , ISE , DHS , WikiLeaks , Federal Drive , Acquisition Excellence Conference , cybersecurity

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:59am EDT
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Multiple-award contracts going mainstream at VA

Iris Cooper is executive director of VA's Office of Acquisition Operations. She joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp at the Acquisition Excellence conference in Washington to talk about the agency's T-4 services contract.

Tags: Iris Cooper , VA , contracting , Federal Drive , Acquisition Excellence Conference

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 09:36am EDT
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Lawmakers push DoD, Energy for answers on IT supply chain security

Two GAO reports find agencies lack oversight and controls over ensuring vendors buy the components for hardware and software from trusted sources. DoD is ahead of most agencies. It is using intelligence expertise to secure the supply chain of national security systems.

Tags: technology , DoD , DHS , Energy , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , Gil Vega , Mitchell Komaroff , House Energy and Commerce Committee , Supply chain management , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/28/2012, 05:21am EDT
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