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Report: SASC Seeks to Give Weapon Program Mgmt Authority to Service Chiefs

A 2016 defense policy bill developed by the Senate Armed Services Committee would give U.S. military service chiefs and secretaries power to manage weapon procurement activities, Defense ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Keeps Close Eye on NDAA Procurement Reform Provisions

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, the Defense Department acquisition chief, is keeping a close eye on 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provisions that relate to decision-making authority ...
Scott Amey

POGO’s Scott Amey: GSA’s Proposal to Scrap Market Price Reporting Could Hinder Savings

Scott Amey The Project on Government Oversight has urged the General Services Administration to drop its proposal for the government to use prices previously paid for goods and services ...
GAO

GAO Releases Findings on Study of USAF’s Undefinitized Contract Actions

The Government Accountability Office has released a report of its findings on the U.S. Air Force‘s practices on awarding and reporting undefinitized contract actions to the ...
William LaPlante

William LaPlante Outlines US Air Force’s Acquisition Priorities

William LaPlante William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition of the U.S. Air Force, has said transparency, communication and agility are among the focus areas of the service’s ...
Alan Shaffer

Alan Shaffer: Pentagon Adopts Navy Program for ‘Skunk Works’ Pilot Project

Alan Shaffer Alan Shaffer, the Defense Department’s acting assistant secretary for research and engineering, has said the department selected a U.S. Navy program as its pilot project ...
Mary Davie

Mary Davie: GSA Adds New Schedule 70 Cloud Special Item Number

Mary Davie The General Services Administration has assigned a single special item number for cloud service offerings on the agency’s Information Technology Schedule 70 federal ...
Tony Scott

Tony Scott Urges Agencies to Participate in Federal IT Acquisition Reform Process

Tony Scott The Office of Management and Budget has opened the public comment period on initial guidance for agencies to implement information technology reform policies, Federal News ...
Anne Rung

OFPP’s Anne Rung Eyes New Interagency Team to Implement Category Mgmt Strategies

Anne Rung Anne Rung, administrator at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, has said she aims to assemble a team of acquisition specialists to help OFPP implement government-wide ...
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Heidi Shyu, Sean Stackley, William LaPlante Testify on Defense Acquisition Reform

Top acquisition officials from U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy have testified before a Senate panel on efforts to reform the military’s processes and drive effectivity and responsiveness ...