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PSC calls contracting provisions into question

The Professional Services Council details likes and dislikes of procurement language in the 2012 DoD Authorization bill.

Tags: contracting , industry , DoD , Stan Soloway , Roger Jordan , Professional Services Council , DoD authorization bill , political contributions , Peter Buxbaum

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 07:09am EDT

Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Tags: contracting , GAO , OMB , GSA , HUD , VA , DHS , inventories , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

DoD's process to buy services lacking

A Defense Science Board panel found DoD's procedures and its senior leaders don't give service contracts the attention they deserve. Service contracts make up more than 50 percent of the Defense Department's acquisition budget.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , DoD budget , Commission on Wartime Contracting , Defense Science Board , Jacques Gansler , Ashton Carter , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 04/25/2011, 08:21pm EDT
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DoD to cut more than just weapons systems

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said Wednesday that Defense leaders would "undoubtedly" cut more major weapons systems, possibly as soon as next year. But undersecretary of Defense Ashton Carter said there were more savings to be found in other areas of the Defense Department budget. Major weapons procurement makes up only one seventh of DoD's spending.

Tags: DoD , contracting , industry , management , DoD budget , dod efficiency initiative , Ashton Carter , Heritage Foundation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 04/20/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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