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GSA

Kevin Youel Page: GSA to Employ ‘Agile’ Methods in Govt-Wide Acquisition Management

The General Services Administration has partnered with other agencies to build a digital portal for category-specific procurements across the government, Federal Times reported Friday. Rutrell ...
ContractSigning

GAO: Bid Protests Up 5% in Fiscal 2014

A General Accountability Office report indicates the number of disputed federal contract awards reached 2,561 in fiscal 2014, a 5 percent increase over the 2,429 recorded in the preceding ...
U.S. Navy

Navy Adopts ERP Platform for Supply Chain Management

The U.S. Navy’s Naval Supply Systems Command has implemented an enterprise resource planning system designed to integrate financial, workforce and program management functions. NAVSUP ...
acquisition policy

DoD Inspector General: OUSD (AT&L) Needs Acquisition Quality Mgmt Policy, Oversight

The Defense Department Inspector General has urged the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics to implement a set quality management function ...
Katrina McFarland

Katrina McFarland Defines Intellectual Property Scope of DoD Projects with Private Sector

Katrina McFarland Katrina McFarland, assistant defense secretary for acquisition, has outlined the scope of intellectual property involved in the Defense Department‘s projects ...
Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe: Category Mgmt Key to FAS Acquisition Gateway

Tom Sharpe Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, says that the General Services Administration is looking at category management to drive the implementation ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall to Discuss Acquisition Reform Effort with Industry Leaders

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, is set to meet industry and defense executives on Saturday to discuss the Defense Department‘s ...
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. ...