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Michael Griffin Backs DoD’s Innovation Hubs as Research & Engineering Undersecretary Nominee

Michael Griffin, the White House’s nominee for defense undersecretary for research and engineering, has expressed his support to the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Pentagon’s strategic capabilities office during his Senate confirmation hearing, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Griffin, former NASA administrator, told Senate Armed Services Committee members Thursday …

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GAO: Agencies Should Ensure CIO Involvement in IT Procurement Review, Approval Processes

The Government Accountability Office has called on federal agencies to allow chief information officers to assess and approve information technology contracts in an effort to increase CIOs’ oversight of agencies’ planned IT acquisitions. GAO said in a report published Wednesday 14 of the 22 assessed agencies failed to involve CIOs in the …

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DOE Seeks 2 Business & Industry Analysts for CIO Office

The Energy Department has begun its search for two business and industry analysts in support of the agency’s office of the chief information officer. The selected candidates within DOE’s office of the deputy CIO for resource management will provide acquisition and management assistance for contracts and programs that support DOE’s national laboratories …

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Trump to Nominate Kevin Fahey as Defense Assistant Secretary for Acquisition

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kevin Fahey, vice president of combat vehicles and armaments at Cypress International, as assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, the White House reported Wednesday. Fahey joined Cypress in January 2016 and since then has overseen several focus areas at the Alexandria, Virginia-based …

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Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord to Be Nominated as Pentagon Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ellen Lord, president and CEO of Textron Systems, as undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, the White House announced Tuesday. If confirmed, she will lead the current AT&L office and subsequently be undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment after DoD completes a …

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House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act was approved Wednesday through a voice vote following a markup and is …

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