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Chiarelli calls for overhaul of Army acquisition system

Army Vice Chief of Staff General Peter Chiarelli stops short of saying the entire acquisition system should be scrapped but he is pushing for big changes.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , Peter Chiarelli , acquisition , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 04:03pm EDT

ACT-IAC recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions

ACT-IAC offers recommendations for improving large-scale IT acquisitions.

Tags: ACT , IAC , IT , acquisition , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 03:32pm EDT

India Claims to Foil Infiltration Plot in Kashmir

The Indian Army claimed to foil an infiltration plot by killing three militants near the Line of Control between Indian Kashmir and Pakistan on October 23rd. A gunfight broke out about 70 miles northwest of Srinagar in Indian-controlled Kashmir. General Singh reported there are teams of eight to nine who are trying to cross the border every day and that 42 anti-India terrorist camps are being run in Pakistan. That figure is as high as it has been in the past ten years, which means progress made in reducing the number of camps when General Musharraf was in office has been reversed. The camps and the infiltration infrastructure cannot exist without support from Pakistan.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 11:45am EDT

DHS ups connectivity on the northern border

A new project will outfit CBP border agents, check point officers and agency aircraft with secure voice and data communications connectivity along 1,200 miles of continuous U.S. border and more than 20,000 square miles of operating area. Details from Motorola's Mark McNulty.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , Connectivity , Mark McNulty , Motorola , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 10:31am EDT
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North Korea in Danger of Food Shortage This Winter

A report to the UN Secretary General indicated North Korea is in danger of another food crisis this winter because of poor harvests. A South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman reaffirmed the government policy of not providing large scale food aid to North Korea, regardless of need unless the political atmosphere improves. Prior to the 2008 election of the hard line Lee administration, the South provided 400,000 tons of rice and 300,000 tons of fertilizer to the North annually. The government in Seoul will still approve private humanitarian relief, such as a recent shipment of rice and supplies for flood victims.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 11:44am EDT

Honeywell wins Army logistic contract

The U.S. Army Sustainment Command has awarded Honeywell logistics contracts worth more than $230 million to manage global inventory, maintenance and operations for three Army Field Support Brigades.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , defense , Army , Honeywell , logistics

Wednesday - 10/27/2010, 08:40am EDT

Are there Industry-wide consequences of the GTSI suspension?

Jonathan Aronie writes in the Government Contracts blog that SBA's suspension of GTSI could have industry-wide implications.

Tags: Must Reads , Jonathan Aronie , GTSI , SBA , TAA , GSA , whistleblower , compliance , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:42pm EDT

Priorities of the Procurement Round Table

What's behind the creation of Acquisition University and how far can acquisition changes be expected to drive improved government management? Host Larry Allen discusses these issues with General William Tuttle, Chairman of the Procurement Round Table.
October 26, 2010

Tags: Bill Tuttle , Procurement Roundtable , industry , Acquisition University , insourcing , Larry Allen , Off the Shelf

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:12pm EDT
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North Korea May be Planning More Nuclear Tests

North Korea might be preparing for another nuclear test. Reports of increased activity detected by US imaging satellites and South Korean reports of "brisk movement" of people and vehicles at the site of the North's 2006 nuclear tests are the bases for the spike in concern. Kim Chong-un probably requires some sensational grand gesture to validate his leadership, however severe the backlash. He needs something he can claim as his own idea. Pyongyang leadership should recognize that it cannot bear the economic impact of more sanctions. The NightWatch prediction is that there will be no nuclear test before 2011, but there may be some other sensational or provocative action.

Tags: KGS , NightWatch , John McCreary

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 11:41am EDT

Contractors navigate workplace mediation without roadmap

Federal agencies are challenged with how to treat worker grievances from contractors, who do not have the same mediation procedures as federal workers.

Tags: Washington Post , mediation , grievance , management , EEO , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 10/25/2010, 02:49pm EDT
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