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House panel targets DoD acquisition reform, but will that be enough?

The House Armed Services Committee created a panel to figure out a way to reform the defense acquisition processes. Experts say reform may be difficult but it's also necessary given tight budgets and sequestration.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Bill Greenwalt , In Depth , DoD , acquistion , acquisition workforce , Acquisition reform , House , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mac Thornberry , DHS , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:29pm EST
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Mike Tangora, Jeff Orner changing acquisition & logistics at the Coast Guard

Big changes in the Coast Guard's acquisition shop are making life easier for their logistics team. The Guard's Jeff Orner and Mike Tangora explain.

Tags: contracting , management , best practices , homeland security , DHS , Department of Homeland Security , Mike Tangora , Jeff Orner , Coast Guard , Acquisition reform

Monday - 12/14/2009, 08:38pm EST
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Obama offers glimpse into management reforms

2010 budget request details direction administration is heading

Tags: mngt , Peter Orzsag , Barack Obama , White House , OMB , DoD , DHS , Labor , SBA , VA , Census , GAO , IRS , Jon Desenberg , Performance Institute , PART , performance measurement , management agenda , Acquisition reform , 2010 budget

Friday - 02/27/2009, 07:13am EST
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The end for NSPS?

DoD authorization bill calls for all converted employees to return to GS system. Legislation also would suspend A-76 for three years.

Tags: Pay & Benefits , contracting , Rep. Ike Skelton , Rep. Jim Langevin , Rep. Susan Davis , Rep. Carol Shea-Porter , Robert Gates , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , NSPS , pay for performance , A-76 , Public-private competitions , Acquisition reform , pay raise , General Schedule system

Wednesday - 06/17/2009, 03:48pm EDT

Agency use of cost reimbursement contracts skyrockets, GAO finds

Auditors say agencies spent $136 billion on cost type contracts in 2008, up $16 billion since 2003. OMB wants to cut the use of these contracts by 10 percent in 2010.

Tags: contracting , management , Jeffrey Zients , GAO , OMB , OFPP , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , Cost reimbursement contracts , Firms fixed price contracts , Acquisition reform , FPDS-NG

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:35pm EDT

Defense Contract Audit agency not improving fast enough

DoD inspector general finds continued audit quality problems. Senate committee says making DCAA independent should be considered.

Tags: contracting , Robert Hale , April Stephenson , Greg Kutz , Sen. Joseph Lieberman , Sen. Susan Collins , Sen. Tom Coburn , Gordon Heddell , DoD , DCAA , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , GAO , inspector general , contract audits , Acquisition reform

Thursday - 09/24/2009, 06:45am EDT
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Agencies need rules before bringing jobs in-house

Rep. Issa says acquisition reform must begin with defining inherently governmental. He also proposes to use third parties to help write contract requirements.

Tags: contracting , Rep. Darrell Issa , Jeff Liebman , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Energy , DoD , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Acquisition reform , inherently governmental , workforce , In-sourcing , A-76 , P&B

Thursday - 06/25/2009, 06:44am EDT
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DoD must change the way it buys technology

House committee authorizes 10 pilots to try alternative approaches. Defense Science Board recommends ways to improve IT procurement across the military.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Harp , Rob Andrews , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Ron Kerber , IT acquisition , Acquisition reform , DoD authorization bill

Friday - 07/10/2009, 07:00am EDT
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OFPP on acquisition reform listening tour

Administration collecting industry input before issuing four guidances by Sept. 30. Acquisition workforce remains biggest challenge.

Tags: contracting , David Drabkin , Jeff Liebman , OMB , OFPP , GSA , DoD , Coalition for Government Procurement , AIA , Lockheed Martin , Acquisition Solutions , John Palatiello and Associates , John Palatiello , Larry Allen , Trey Hodgkins , Alan Chvotkin , Eleanor Spector , Acquisition reform , acquisition workforce , competition

Friday - 06/19/2009, 03:10pm EDT
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