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5 ways to improve Pentagon acquisition

Loren Thompson, CEO of the non-profit Lexington Institute, says this year was a disaster for DoD acquisition and offers five ways for the agency to improve.

Tags: Lexington Institute , Loren Thompson , DoD Report , acquisition , Dorobek Insider , budget

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:57pm EST

DoD tries to green acquisition process

DoD's Paul Yaroschak explains efforts at the agency to make products more green.

Tags: Paul Yaroschak , Jason Miller , DoD Report , green government , sustainability , acquisition , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:48pm EST
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IRS expands number of awards under TIPSS-4

The IRS awarded 33 companies, including eight small businesses, a spot on their TIPSS-4 contract.

Tags: industry , technology , IRS , TIPSS-4 , IT services , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/03/2011, 08:03pm EST

DoD studying ways to make products affordable, sustainable

An informal working group reviewed 61 methodologies in the private sector for measuring the lifecycle cost of products. DoD's goal is to incorporate such a total cost of ownership approach for all products. The Pentagon eventually could make the process a standard.

Tags: Paul Yaroschak , DoD , green acquisition , sustainability , lifecycle management , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/03/2011, 07:47pm EST
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Critics: DoD IT acquisition report lacks new thinking

Two major contributors to a task force on Defense Department IT acquisition said DoD's report to Congress on its plans for reform contains some good recommendations - but fails to identify how the department will overcome powerful cultural barriers to change. Experts said DoD failed to look outside the traditional Defense industrial complex for new ways to manage the IT lifecycle.

Tags: IT Acquisition Advisory Council , Kevin Carroll , John Weiler , Mike Wynne , William Lynn , DoD , David Fisher , cloud computing , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:09pm EST
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How real-time marketing can help your business

Web 2.0 guru David Meerman Scott joins host Mark Amtower for a discussion on leveraging real-time marketing to your company's advantage.
January 3, 2011

Tags: David Meerman Scott , marketing , PR , Web 2.0 , technology , industry , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/03/2011, 01:33pm EST
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NASA awards $2.5B IT contract to Hewlett-Packard

NASA's Mike Sweigart gives details of the contract that replaces Lockheed Martin.

Tags: Mike Sweigart , NASA , Hewlett-Packard , Lockheed Martin , technology , Federal Drive , ACES

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 09:51am EST
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Carter to resign Harvard tenure, stay at DoD

Ashton Carter will continue as Pentagon procurement chief.

Tags: DoD , Harvard , Ashton Carter , personnel

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 03:26pm EST

Analysis: More training for DoD acquisition officers?

Dr. Jacque Gansler gives his assessment of the DoD recommendations on acquisition reform.

Tags: Jacques Gansler , DoD , acquisition , Federal Drive , reform , DoD Report

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:12am EST
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