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Before RFP, early communication in everyone's interest

Motorola's Jim Mears discusses the need for industry and government to communicate prior to a request for proposal. Mears was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose's Industry Chatter series.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , Jim Mears , Motorola , Technology , Jolie Lee

Friday - 12/17/2010, 12:54pm EST
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IPv6 task force looking at vendor readiness for the change

After meetings between agencies, the CIO Council's panel is concerned that even if agencies meet OMB's 2012 deadline to make the switch, their Internet service providers may not. The task force is hoping to meet with GSA and Networx vendors to make sure everyone is ready for IPv6.

Tags: Technology , Industry , Pete Tseronis , John Curran , Andrew McLaughlin , OMB , CIO Council , American Registry for Internet Numbers , IPv6 , Networx , Internet service providers , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/17/2010, 06:45pm EST
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Army Modernization Review meeting set

Senior Army leaders and Pentagon acquisition chief Ashton Carter have scheduled an Army Modernization Review meeting for December 22nd.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , DoD , Army , Army Modernization Review , FCS ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 08:40am EST

NARA ends development of ERA project

WFED's Jason Miller gives an update on NARA's cancellation of the contract for the electronic records archive.

Tags: NARA , Lockheed Martin , Jason Miller , electiontronic records archive , Technology , Dorobek Insider ,

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:00pm EST
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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
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