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Lawmakers Ask Air Force to Speed Up Ground Surveillance Fleet Recapitalization

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Defense committees in both chambers of Congress have called on the U.S. Air Force to speed up its recapitalization effort for the service’s legacy ground surveillance fleet, Defense News reported Friday. Lara Seligman writes the current Air Force review on how long the existing Northrop Grumman-built E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar …

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GAO: Agencies Should Review Legacy IT O&M Investments

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The Government Accountability Office has called on agencies to address legacy information technology systems that need to be modernized or replaced. Approximately 5,233 of 7,000 government IT investments are spent on operations and maintenance activities while development and modernization efforts saw a $7.3 billion decline through fiscal years 2010 to 2017, GAO said in …

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Army Implements New DoD Appraisal Program for Civilian Employees

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The U.S. Army has begun to transition its civilian staff into the new Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program for Defense Department employees. The service branch said Wednesday it has transitioned and trained 3,100 Civilian Human Resources Agency staff into the new system and will continue implementation work for more than 200,000 civilians until June 2018. The …

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Ashton Carter: DoD Should Accelerate Tech Dev’t Efforts

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island, to receive a classified briefing on the facility’s unmanned undersea vehicle technology, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Jennifer McDermott writes Carter has said the Defense Department should emulate the NUWC facility’s efforts to accelerate the development …

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Deltek Report Identifies Top 5 Federal Spenders on Contracts for Small Biz Offerings

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A Deltek analysis of federal contracting activity found that the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Agriculture spent the most on prime contracts with small businesses during fiscal 2015. Kyra Russell, a Deltek principal research analyst, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday the five departments collectively accounted …

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Frank Kendall: DoD, Industry Partners Work to Sustain F-35 Lightning II Systems

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Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has said DoD and its industry partners continue to make progress in all aspects of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Kendall offered reporters an update on the program after the annual F-35 roundtable meeting among top defense officials and …

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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies. Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain …

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