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DoD IG: US Army Firm-Fixed‑Price Contract Awards for FY 2014, 2015 Met Federal Regulations

A new audit from the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General says the Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity’s firm-fixed‑price contract awards complied with federal rules. DoD’s IG reviewed 15 out of 73 contract actions from ACC‑RA and USAMRAA research and development efforts for medical, software development …

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OMB Kicks Off Search for IT Category Mgmt Specialist

The Office of Management and Budget is looking for an information technology professional to support OMB’s category management efforts for approximately $50 billion in annual IT investments across the government. The chosen candidate will work with the General Services Administration as well as agency senior acquisition and IT officials to implement category management for IT …

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Pentagon Creates Advisory Panel on Streamlining Acquisition Process

The Defense Department has launched an advisory panel with a two-year charter to help streamline the military’s acquisition process, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes Deidre Lee, a former director of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy and previously a Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, will lead the Advisory Panel on Streamlining …

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IG Recommends DoD Update Contract Mgmt System, COR Designation Sample Template

The Defense Department Office of Inspector General has called on procurement and logistics officials at DoD to update the military’s contract management system and the designation sample template form for a contracting officer’s representative. IG said Tuesday it reviewed 16 contracts as part of a review of COR performance in the Combined/Joint Operations …

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Air Force Research Laboratory Kicks Off Biofuel Production Tech Commercialization Effort; James Neely Comments

The Air Force Research Laboratory has unveiled a new organization to explore new methods to commercialize a biofuel production technology in an effort to manage petroleum usage costs. AFRL’s Defense Production Act Title III Program Office will collaborate with industry to develop feedstock, buy equipment and create a business strategy to sustain the production of …

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