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Analysis: Defense acquisition should consider Congress, lobbyists as stakeholders

The Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association hosted a special forum last week on the role of the congressional staff and lobbyists in the defense acquisition process. Bill Bahnmaier, the president of the association, told In Depth with Francis Rose the way the roles interrelate is often obscured because there's rarely a "direct link" between them.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 07:07pm EDT
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Agencies explore possibilities of virtual worlds

Paulette Robinson, the iCollege's associate dean for teaching, learning and technology, said the Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds has grown from five members from four federal agencies in 2007 to 3,000 members this year.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 01:00pm EDT
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Acquipedia site answers tough procurement queries in 'Reader's Digest' format

The online, collaborative portal, managed by the Defense Acquisition University, features 400 articles on common defense acquisition topics. Each entry provides a definition, a brief narrative and links to policy guidance and other tools.

Monday - 03/26/2012, 09:21pm EDT
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DAU launches online toolkit to improve cost controls

Bill Kobren, the director of the Logistics and Sustainment Center at DAU, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how a new online toolkit will help DoD's acquisition community.

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:41pm EST
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OFPP warns against cuts to acquisition workforce

Progress has been made in better recruiting and training the acquisition workforce, but budget cuts could threaten years of progress, outgoing OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said at a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:36am EST
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DCMA leads acquisition 'revolution'

The Defense Department said it intends to not just rebuild its acquisition workforce in numbers, but also make sure those employees have access to new tools that will give them the insight they need to make good decisions.

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:29am EST
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Acquisition workforce showing signs of change

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon said the morale of contracting officers and other acquisition workers is improving. OPM issued a new IT program and project management competency guidance.

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 11:52am EDT

Acquisition gets a double dose of expertise

FAI, DAU teaming together to provide contracting officers and others training and tools.

Monday - 06/06/2011, 06:44am EDT
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OMB busting contract myths

The Office of Management and Budget wants to improve government-industry communication. It has launched a myth-busting campaign to help agencies understand procurement rules. Officials say poor communication often leads to faulty contracts and wasted money.

Monday - 02/07/2011, 07:27am EST
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DAU launches acquisitions marketplace

Lyle Eesley, director of the Learning Center of Excellence for Service Acquisition at DAU, joins the Federal Drive with more information on the Service Acquisition Mall (SAM)

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 09:40am EST
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DAU hires new president

The Defense Acquisition University has a new president.

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.

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST

Game On at Defense

The Defense Acquisition University has launched the first ever Department of Defense casual games site. Games Czar Alicia Sanchez explains.

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 09:40am EST
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OMB preparing performance management dashboard

Administration will list agencies' progress in meeting their high-priority goals detailed in the 2011 budget request. OMB wants quarterly updates to ensure agencies are on track to meet their plans of actions and milestones. Meanwhile, the House passes a bill to mandate a new type of performance management.

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 06:53am EDT
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