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Surdu: DoD cost-cutting to hurt essential programs

Colonel John "Buck" Surdu said Defense Secretary Robert Gates' cost-cutting measures will hurt essential programs, National Defense magazine reports.

Tags: DoD Update , John Surdu , Robert Gates , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:11pm EST

House votes to avert government shutdown

Congress is trying to extend the current CR for another two weeks.

Tags: Congress , continuing resolution , Reuters , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 01:50pm EST

Deficit plans recognize DoD financial management failings

The Center for Defense Information's Winslow Wheeler compares how the deficit reduction plans handle defense spending and financial management reform.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , deficit reduction , Congress , Jolie Lee

Monday - 11/29/2010, 03:48pm EST

OMB lays out plan to improve IT management

The Office of Management and Budget announced five structural changes to put renewed focus on improving IT management. OMB CPO Jeffrey Zients says the way government currently budgets for and acquires IT is "broken."

Tags: OMB , Jeffrey Zients , technology , management , IT , Scott Carr , cloud computing , data center consolidation

Friday - 11/19/2010, 07:13pm EST

Red ink galore: A look back at FY2010

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, joined the DorobekINSIDER with a look back at FY2010.

Tags: Maya MacGuineas , Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 06:35pm EST

GOP and Dems agree: Tough budget decisions ahead

Politico reports on the various proposals coming from both sides of the aisles. None seem to stand out as favorable among lawmakers. The only thing Democrats and Republicans do agree on is that the budget decisions will be tough.

Tags: Mitch McConnell , Jan Schakowsky , Pete Domenici , Alice Rivlin , Erskine Bowles , Alan Simpson , Jack Kingston , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Politico , DoD Buzz , Congress

Wednesday - 11/17/2010, 04:10pm EST

Zakheim: better acquisition workforce requires more money

To save money in contracting, DoD will have to spend money to build the acquisition workforce, former DoD Comptroller Dov Zakheim said.

Tags: Pentagon Solutions , In Depth , Francis Rose , DoD , Dov Zakheim , contracting , training , Robert Gates

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 07:10pm EST

SAVE Award winner cuts printing, postage costs

Trudy Givens, of Portage, Wisc., beat out more than 18,000 with her idea for an "opt-in" option for hard copies of the Federal Register.

Tags: Trudy Givens , Bureau of Prisons , SAVE award , White House , Barack Obama , Jolie Lee , innovation , Federal Register

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:44pm EST

Greater savings opportunities in DoD budget cuts

Carl Conetta, co-director of the Project on Defense Alternatives, said that DoD is on the right track to cut costs, but there are even more savings opportunities.

Tags: Carl Conetta , deficit reduction commission , Project on Defense Alternatives , DoD Report , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/15/2010, 03:26pm EST
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