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Lawmakers Ask Industry Groups to Offer Defense Procurement Recommendations

Senate and House armed services committee leaders have enlisted nine trade groups to review the Pentagon’s weapons acquisition system and make recommendations to streamline the ...
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Pentagon to Audit GSA Schedule Prices; Richard Ginman, Jeffrey Koses Comment

The Defense Department is reviewing the General Services Administration’s schedules for potential variations in prices, Federal Times reported Friday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes ...
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David Dunaway: NAVAIR Must Rethink Tech Acquisition, Engineering Approach

Vice Adm. David Dunaway, commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, has said the command needs to tweak its approach in fleet procurement and system engineering in order to afford ...
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GSA Calls for Industry Feedback on NS2020 Enterprise IT Acquisition Vehicle

The General Services Administration is seeking industry opinions on a federal procurement strategy designed to help agencies order information technology and telecommunication services ...
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Joanne Woytek: Agencies Eye Government-Wide Vehicles to Understand Spending Data

Government agencies are increasingly looking to users of government-wide acquisition contracts such as the General Services Administration and NASA to see how those agencies met their ...
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Jim Piche: Federal Agencies Look to Independently Procure Cyber Tools

Several agencies have requested a “delegation of procurement authority” from the General Services Administration to access other blanket purchase agreements under the continuous ...
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William Shelton: Air Force Mulls Space Surveillance Program Revamp

The U.S. Air Force is considering plans to partner with companies and foreign nations on satellite-based surveillance projects as the branch works to manage budget limitations, Reuters ...
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House Adds Pentagon to Federal IT Acquisition Bill

The House has approved a revision to the recently-passed federal information technology acquisition bill through a voice vote, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the Federal ...
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Frank Kendall: DoD to Streamline Acquisition Rules

Defense Department officials will see changes in acquisition policy over the coming years as the agency moves to consolidate spending and reduce costs, FCW reported Tuesday. Amber Corrin ...
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John Sopko: Contractor Best Practices, Audit Publicity to Help Afghan Rebuilding Efforts

The special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction spoke with a contractor group about the need for lessons learned to help the rebuilding efforts as U.S. troops prepare to ...

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