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GAO Urges Congress to Make DoD’s Subcontracting Plan Test Program Permanent


The Government Accountability Office recommends that the Defense Department collaborate with Congress to make the Test Program for Negotiation of Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plans permanent. GAO said Monday the program has helped 12 participating companies to save a combined $18.5 million in administrative costs during fiscal 2013. DoD launched the program in 1990 to …

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GAO: Congress-Pentagon Collaboration Key to Weapon Acquisition Program Outcomes

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The Government Accountability Office found that U.S. weapon procurement initiatives often face cost and scheduling challenges and that the Defense Department lacks business cases for many of these programs. GAO said Tuesday it identified collaborative strategies for DoD and Congress to improve the outcomes of the department’s weapon acquisition efforts. Decision-makers should examine if a new program …

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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Reconciled FY 2016 Defense Policy Bill Contains Tech Offset Program, Rapid Innovation Fund Provisions


Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has outlined three provisions on technological innovations in the reconciled bill of the House and Senate versions of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016. Rossino wrote in a blog post published Oct. 13 that House adopted a Senate provision …

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Jeh Johnson: Congress Should Legally Authorize ‘Einstein’ Program for Cyber Defense

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Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has urged lawmakers to facilitate information sharing and legally authorize DHS’ Einstein program in an effort to protect government networks from cyber attacks, FierceGovernmentIT reported Tuesday. Robert Bartley writes Einstein is a DHS-run system that works to monitor and detect network vulnerabilities and intrusions. Johnson …

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