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Rep. Frank Calls for DoD Cuts: ‘The Pentagon Should not be the World’s Military’

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said the House and Senate Budget Committees would be on frontlines of the expected deficit battles and that the defense budget would not be shielded from budget cuts. Calling for a smaller military apparatus, Frank said “the Pentagon should not be the world’s military,” according to …

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OFPP Says Agencies Must Review Contractors by June

Federal agencies must review their service contractors by June 2011 to determine if  federal workers and contractors are “effectively balanced.” Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Daniel I. Gordon released a memo last week detailing the guidelines civilian agencies should follow to conduct reviews of their service contractors. …

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Carter: Lack of Competition in Bid Process

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, the Defense Department’s acquisitions chief Ashton Carter sketched out the details of his plan to restructure acquisitions, including increasing competition on contract bids. “Competition is the single, most powerful tool to drive productivity,” said Carter, who serves as undersecretary of defense …

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DISA & GSA Host Industry Day

“This is vastly different from anything you’ve ever seen before,” said GSA representative today at DISA & GSA’s 3rd Industry Day. The two organizations invited media and industry to attend the Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) End-to-End Solutions Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Draft RFP Industry Day this morning, April …

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