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Richard Hale

Richard Hale: Joint Staff Sets Cyber as Acquisition Requirement for Defense Systems

Richard Hale The Joint Chiefs of Staff has now included cybersecurity under the survivability key performance parameter for the acquisition of new defense technologies with embedded ...
Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry: House Armed Services Committee to Prioritize Defense Procurement Reform

Mac Thornberry Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), House Armed Services Committee chairman, aims to take an incremental legislative approach to help the Defense Department fix the agency’s ...
Budget

OMB OKs Federal Marketplace Category Divisions

The Office of Management and Budget’s Strategic Sourcing Leadership Council has approved 10 new marketplace categories of commonly purchased items under the government’s category ...
ITphoto

Joanne Woytek: NASA to Expand Procurement Database of Agency’s IT GWAC Program

NASA will adopt new tools intended to help government buyers to access more product and vendor information under the agency’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement program, ...
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Sean Stackley Urges Congress to Repeal Old Military Procurement Laws

Sean Stackley, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy, has said the new Congress should clean out laws that slow military innovation, Breaking ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall Issues New Defense Acquisitions Guidance

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, acquisition chief at the Defense Department, has updated the agency’s procurement guidelines to offer multiple sample program structures, DoD News ...
ArmyChopper

Army Seeks Multiple Vendors for Rifleman Radio Production IDIQ

The U.S. Army on Monday issued a formal solicitation for a potential 10-year contract covering work to produce and deliver Rifleman Radio systems, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe ...
ContractSigning

Report: DoD, State Dept Eye 2015 Contract Awards

The federal government plans to re-compete several major contracts and make award decisions for new programs in the coming year, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Amrita Jayakumar ...
Tom Sharpe

Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks Agency, Vendor Feedback on Multiple Award Schedules Reform

Tom Sharpe The General Services Administration will collaborate with other government agencies and vendors to change portions of GSA’s Multiple Award Schedules program, Federal ...
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House VA, Small Biz Committee Chairs Ask OFPP to Issue Reverse Auction Guidelines

The chairmen of the House Veterans Affairs and Small Business committees are calling on the Office of Federal Procurement Policy to issue guidance on the use of reverse auctions, ...