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

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 02:12pm 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 , Senate , budget , OFPP , Jolie Lee

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

DAU hires new president

The Defense Acquisition University has a new president.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Kathrina McFarland , DAU , DoD , Missile Defense Agency, service acquisitions

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 09:40am EST

DAU hires new president, launches services tool

Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

Tags: Kathrina McFarland , Lyle Eesley , Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter , DAU , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , service acquisitions , Service Acquisition Mall , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST

DoD to change IT acquisition, management

Fierce Government IT reports that the Defense Department wants to streamline how IT is funded for the agency.

Tags: DoD Report , acquisitionn , technology , IT management , Fierce Government IT , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:13pm EST

Boeing less optimistic about tanker contract

One prominent defense analyst said Boeing executives have grown pessimistic about winning the $35 billion contract.

Tags: Federal Drive , AF tanker contract , Boeing , EADS

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:40am EST

Senate omnibus bill includes 2-year pay freeze

The $1.1 trillion Senate omnibus bill would authorize President Obama's pay freeze proposal. But it protects against furloughs or reductions-in-force. The Senate's bill would replace the House's version, which is a continuing resolution. Lawmakers must approve a bill before Dec. 19 when the current CR expires.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Senate , omnibus , Congress , House , continuing resolution , furloughs , Jason Miller , Jolie Lee , management ,

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 07:28pm EST

Reaction to OMB 25-point IT reform plan

Former USDA CIO Anne Reed responds to OMB's plan to reform IT management.

Tags: Anne Reed , CIO , USDA , technology , IT reform , OMB , Dorobek Insider , management ,

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:33pm EST
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Boeing may be losing edge in Air Force tanker award

Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:01pm EST

Explanation of Energy Savings Performance Contracts

This week, host Larry Allen talks with Roger Morse, a Principal at Capitol Pathfinders.
December 14, 2010 (Encore Presentation)

Tags: Roger Morse , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Larry Allen , CGP , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:17pm EST
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