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Navy asks Congress for both LCS designs

Rival teams from Lockheed Martin and Austal USA have been waiting all year to see which of their designs would be chosen for the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) competition. Now, if the Navy gets permission from the lame-duck Congress, the winner could be: both.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , DoD , Navy , LCS , Lockheed Martin , Austal USA , Littoral Combat Ship

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:40am EDT

IT spending forecast for 2012 and beyond

The federal government will increase its spending on information technology from $86 billion in 2010 to $112 billion by 2015, according to a new forecast by Input, a Reston, Va.-based consulting firm.

Tags: Federal Drive , IT budgets , Fed Focus , INPUT , technology , 2012 budget , Brian Haney , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 11/04/2010, 09:08am EDT
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Chinese General Visits Unexpectedly with Pakistan General

According to recent reports, Chinese Major General Hui recently visited Pakistan Chief of Army Staff, General Kayani. Chinese intelligence officials seldom visit Pakistan unless there is a problem. The usual problem is that Pakistan is harboring, aiding, training and abetting anti-Han Chinese Islamic terrorists in 42 camps within Pakistani Kashmir. Pakistani press said the general visited the tribal agencies in north western Pakistan. Neither party announced the general's agenda, but this type of visit usually signifies stress in the relationship related to security issues.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:43pm EDT

Woytek talks success and future of NASA SEWP

Joanne Woytek is Program Manager for NASA's SEWP: Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement. She gives Tom Temin an update on the success of the program and tells him what lies ahead.

Tags: SEWP , Joanne Woytek , NASA , Executive Leadership Conference , Federal Drive ,

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:06pm EDT
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AcqStat sessions give broader view of challenges

OFPP is holding these meetings with large agencies to understand how they are meeting the Obama administration's acquisition goals. The sessions are similar to the TechStat sessions, but they're not at the program level. OFPP also is finalizing rules around multiple award contracts and schedule bidding.

Tags: Lesley Field , Dan Gordon , OFPP , GSA , Federal Acquisition Institute , Coalition for Government Procurement , GSA schedules , multiple award contracting , acquisition workforce , Frontline Forums , AcqStat , Contracting Functional Advisory Boards , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 07:03am EDT
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DoD reforms parallel Gansler Commission findings

Changes in the Pentagon's contracting process are taken from Jacques Gansler's 2007 report commissioned by Army Secretary Pete Geren.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jacques Gansler , DoD , Pentagon Solutions , Army

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 07:49pm EDT

FedSources investigates Army EAGLE contract confusion

Ray Bjorklund, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at FedSources, discussed the confusion surrounding the Army's EAGLE contract.

Tags: Ray Bjorklund , FedSources , EAGLE , Army , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 07:06pm EDT
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OFPP uses 'stats' sessions for info on high-risk contracts

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined the DorobekINSIDER with details on the stat sessions by the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to collect data on how your agency is reducing the use of high-risk contracts.

Tags: Office of Federal Procurement Policy , Jason Miller , stat session , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 06:30pm EDT
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POGO: Risks in DoD scaleback of small contract oversight

Nick Schwellenbach, director of investigations at POGO , joined the DorobekINSIDER to explain the potential impact of a decrease of DoD audits of smaller contracts.

Tags: Nick Schwellenbach , Defense Contract Audit Agency , Project on Government Oversight , transparency , Dorobek Insider , DoD Update

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 05:48pm EDT
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DorobekINSIDER presents at 2010 Excellence in Partnership Awards

The DorobekINSIDER presents at 2010 Excellence in Partnership Awards.

Tags: Coalition for Government Procurement , Excellence in Partnership Awards , GSA , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 02:08pm EDT
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