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JFCOM shuffles organizational chart

The U.S. Joint Forces Command, which will be formally disestablished later this year as part of Defense Secretary Robert Gates' efficiency initiative, had several of its functions transferred to other DoD components on Tuesday. The Pentagon said the realignment would preserve critical capabilities and place them in other branches of the department's organizational chart.

Tags: DoD , JFCOM , contracting , industry , Robert Gates , Ray Odierno , DoD budget , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Tuesday - 05/03/2011, 07:20am EDT

DoD wants vendor input on unnecessary costs

The Defense Department's procurement chief is asking contractors to submit comments on acquisition practices that increase costs but do not add value to DoD purchases. The request is part of DoD's "Better Buying Initiative."

Tags: DoD , industry , contracting , Ashton Carter , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 04:55pm EST

DoD calls on industry to help it save money

Undersecretary Carter says vendors providing services and weapons systems must figure out how to do more with less. He says DoD will create a preferred supplier program.

Tags: contracting , Ashton Carter , William Lynn , DoD , cost savings , Meg Beasley , management , pay and benefits

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:01pm EDT