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DoD to streamline IT acquisition

A Congressionally-mandated report issued by the Defense Department finds the acquisition and budget processes being used for IT were designed for major weapons systems - not 21st century computer systems. The recommendations would let DoD keep pace with rapid developments in the IT marketplace.

Tags: contracting , technology , DoD , OMB , Congress , William Lynn , IT acquisition , agile development , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 02:12pm EST

Pay freeze, funding questions answered as end of year approaches

Questions about agency funding, pay freezes, and benefits are answered for feds as the end of the year approaches.

Tags: Congress , pay freeze , pay and benefits , pay debate , DADT , furlough , transit subsidy , omnibus , continuing resolution , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:27pm EST

Senate passes Acquisitions Improvement Act

The bill aims to improve acquisition workforce training, increase accountability and expand the use of the Acquisition Workforce Training Fund.

Tags: Susan Collins , Acquisition Improvement Act , acquisition , procurement , contracting , Senate , OFPP , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 01:20pm EST

Defense Authorization Act failiure could hurt veterans

Tim Embree, an Iraq veteran and a legislative associate of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, explained the ramifications for vets if the defense spending act does not pass Congress.

Tags: Tim Embree , Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America , Defense Authorization Bill , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:26pm EST
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DoD faces possible $19B shortfall

DoD Buzz reports that the DoD budget in 2011 may be short $19 billion.

Tags: DoD Update , DoD Buzz , continuing resolution , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 12/10/2010, 03:45pm EST

Defense Authorization blocked in Senate

Effort to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" doesn't make it past a vote for debate in the Senate, and with it stalls billions of dollars in spending.

Tags: newsstand , defense , Ceongress , Federal Eye , Washington Post , DoD Update , Defense Authorization Bill , Jolie Lee , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:55am EST

Modesty rules in holiday parties

A survey by HR professionals find more companies are holding holiday parties but the parties are scaled back.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , holiday parties , Harvard Business Review

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:07pm EST

Defense Authorization Act explained

The Washington Post's Federal Eyes breaks down the spending items within the bill.

Tags: Federal Eye , Washington Post , DoD Update , Defense Authorization Bill , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 03:37pm EST

Pay freeze proposal advances to Senate

The House measure wraps all the unfinished annual spending bills into a single catchall measure while freezing spending at last year's levels. One of the biggest surprises in the act is the inclusion of a two year pay freeze as proposed by President Obama.

Tags: pay and benefits , government , Congress , FY 2011 budget , FY 2011 , David Obey , pay debate , pay freeze , agency funding , management , Suzanne Kubota , Congressional Spotlight ,

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:00am EST
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