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Afghan projects at risk

Poor planning and weak management are undermining the effort to build up the Afghan army and police while putting billions of U.S tax dollars at risk. We get details from Wartime Contracting Commission Co-chair Mike Thibault

Tags: Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , oversight

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 09:40am EST
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How to develop a successful acquisition strategy

Bill Gormley discusses the government's strategic sourcing initiatives with host Roger Waldron.
January 25,2011 (Encore presentation April 26, 2011)

Tags: Bill Gormley , Washington Management Group , small business , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 04:58pm EST
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IG: Afghan reconstruction efforts in big trouble

Arnold Fields says poor planning and weak management are undermining the effort to build up the Afghan army and police.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Arnold Fields , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Michael Thibault , Afghanistan ,

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 03:20pm EST

Boeing lands part of Navy's Poseidon contract

The Boeing Co. has landed a contract worth $1.53 billion from the U.S. Navy to manufacture six P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Boeing , poseidon , Navy

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 09:40am EST

The Art of War...for women

Find out how author Becky Sheetz-Runkle has adopted The Art of War to pertain to women in business.
January 24, 2011

Tags: Becky Sheetz-Runkle , The Art of War , Sun Tzu , Sun Tzu for Women , management , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/24/2011, 01:24pm EST
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Agency Tip 2: Provide career development

Part of "The Need for the Next Generation" special report, the VA Acquisition Academy's internship program develops future contracting professionals through rigorous classes, job rotations and leadership development.

Tags: VA , VA Acquisition Academy , Lisa Doyle , management , career development , Jolie Lee , acquisition , The Need for the Next Generation , pay and benefits , interns , FCIP

Monday - 01/24/2011, 02:01am EST
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Agencies look at carbon footprint for contracts

Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.

Tags: Green Government Initiative , Michelle Moore , Stephen Leeds , John Conger , sustainability , AFFIRM , Meg Beasley

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:15pm EST
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BAE secures F-35 software contract

BAE Systems has signed a $3.8 million contract to continue supplying the secure operating system that runs the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's mission-planning software.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , F-35 , BAE , Air Force

Friday - 01/21/2011, 09:30am EST

GAO: Defense manpower data is inconsistent

The GAO says DoD service contracting reports are inconsistent.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , management , GAO , defense

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 10:40am EST

Thibault defends departing Afghanistan IG

The U.S. official in charge of overseeing the billions of dollars being spent to rebuild Afghanistan announced his resignation. Mike Thibault, commission co-chair, talks with us about what's next.

Tags: Federal Drive , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Mike Thibault , oversight , Suzanne Kubota , Arnold Fields

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 10:08am EST
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