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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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Navy delays Littoral contract

The Navy has delayed awarding a contract to build 20 Littoral Combat ships.

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

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:40am EST

DISA explains delays for issuing contract requests

DISA's Tony Montemorano explains the delay in the request for proposal for the Global Information Grid.

Tags: Tony Montemarano , DISA , Jared Serbu , Global Information Grid , technology , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:43pm EST
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U.S. tries to stop Afghan ban on private contractors

U.S. officials are trying to talk the Afghan government out of banning private contractors.

Tags: DoD Update , Afghanistan , David Petraeus , Hamid Karzai , Dorobek Insider , Washington Post

Monday - 12/13/2010, 04:11pm EST

New interagency contracts now require business cases

The FAR Councils issued an interim rule requiring changes to the use of and oversight of interagency contracts. OFPP reports that agencies spent $52 billion on multiple award and GWACs in 2009. The new requirements will help get that spending under better control, the councils say.

Tags: Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , FAR Councils , Interagency contracting , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/13/2010, 03:20pm EST

Tip to OMB: earlier communication would help IT

Contracting officers have been reluctant to wade into RFPs. Steve Schooner says they should, in fact, be at the very center of discussions right from the start. The professor of federal contracting tells us why.

Tags: Federal Drive , NCMA 2010 , Steve Schooner , OFPP , OMB , technology , IT management reforms

Monday - 12/13/2010, 11:08am EST
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