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ArmyChopper

Ben Fitzgerald: Defense Tech Acquisition a Matter of Balancing Strategy, Innovation

Two industry executives have provided their views on the Pentagon’s efforts to reform its weapons acquisition process in the face of budget uncertainty and international security ...
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Andrew Hunter: Pentagon, Congress Aim for Consensus on Military Acquisition Reforms

A Defense Department program director has observed an emerging consensus between defense executives and lawmakers to revamp the military procurement system and clear overlapping acquisition ...
Ellen Lord

Ellen Lord: Pace of US Int’l Weapon, Drone Sales Hits Defense Industry

Ellen Lord Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord says the government’s process for sales of weapons and unmanned systems to international customers is affecting business for U.S. ...
HHS Health and Human Services

Mark Naggar: HHS Buyers Club Continues Program Evaluation After 1st Contract

Mark Naggar, program manager of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Buyers Club, say the initiative is moving forward with its first contract to further develop procurement agility ...
GAO

GAO Urges DoD, DHS Acquisition Personnel to Review Market Research Procedures

The Government Accountability Office has urged acquisition personnel at the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to re-examine their documentation procedures on procurement ...
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DoD, GSA, NASA Publish Final Rule on Federal Procurement Instrument ID System

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have released the final rule on establishing a uniform identification system to standardize procurement activities across ...
Congress

New Democrat Coalition Proposes Professional Background for Acquisition Program Managers

A group of lawmakers wants to require defense program managers to have the technical and academic background to lead a particular program in a move to “professionalize” ...
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New Democrat Coalition Recommends Changes to Defense Acquisition System

A group of Democratic lawmakers has proposed several measures they believe could streamline the U.S. Defense Department‘s system for procuring defense products and services from ...
Wolf Tombe

Wolf Tombe: Fed Acquisition Reforms Could Drive Innovation, Service Timeliness

Wolf Tombe Some federal agency and industry officials are pushing for a streamlined federal acquisition process to encourage and keep up with technology innovation, Fedscoop reported. Dan ...
technology test

David Brown: DoD, DHS to Push for Earlier Developmental Testing

Officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Defense Department want to bring technology tests to an earlier stage in the acquisition process before any production contracts ...