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Wendy Masiello: DCMA in Hiring Process & Seeks Private Sector Collaboration for Commercial Item ‘Centers of Excellence’


The Defense Contract Management Agency is in the process of hiring personnel for its network of “centers of excellence” that aim to give procurement and contracting officers guidance on what constitutes as a commercial item versus a non-commercial product, DCMA’s director has told ExecutiveGov. Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who has …

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Ashton Carter: Service Branches Open All Positions to Women From January

Ashton Carter

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said women who meet designated standards will be allowed to fill any military position or occupation by January 2016, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Carter made the announcement through a memorandum issued to military departments’ secretaries and service chiefs. “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and …

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Tiffany Hixson: GSA Aims to Help Federal Agencies Reduce Duplicate Service Contracts

Tiffany Hixson

The General Services Administration wants to collaborate with other agencies to consolidate duplicative government professional services contracts in an effort to increase the federal purchasing power, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes GSA found that about $26 million in service contracts are scheduled to expire at the end of …

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Frank Kendall Urges Defense Acquisition Staff to Help Increase DoD’s Tech Capacity

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has encouraged the Defense Department‘s procurement employees to always consider technical and cost factors when they buy technologies, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We can all get better at what we do,” Kendall told nearly 1,000 DoD acquisition staff during a forum …

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Vice Adm. Terry Benedict: Navy, Air Force Eye Common Ballistic Missile Acquisition Strategy


The U.S. Navy wants to collaborate with the U.S. Air Force to find a commonality in the military branches’ plans to modernize their nuclear-armed missile systems, Breaking Defense reported Friday. “There’s absolute consensus at the leadership level to begin that work,” Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, director of strategic systems programs …

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Profile: Dr. David Honey, ODNI Science and Technology Director


Dr. David Honey serves as director of science and technology at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, where he works to identify strategies for the integration of scientific and technological tools into operational systems. Honey also holds the title of assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology and also focuses …

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