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GAO: Congress Should Extend FITARA Data Center Consolidation Provisions’ Expiration Beyond October 2018

The Government Accountability Office has called on Congress to consider a possible extension to the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act‘s data center optimization and consolidation provisions in order to provide federal agencies more time to meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s performance targets and cost savings objective. GAO made the …

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GAO: DoD Should Reassess Newly-Established Leadership Roles for Service Contract Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to re-evaluate the roles, responsibilities, authorities and organizational placement of three new leadership positions that DoD created to help optimize the management of service contracts. DoD issued a department-wide instruction in January 2016 to appoint functional domain experts (FDE), component level leads (CLL) and senior …

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GAO: Air Force Faces Oversight, Acquisition Challenges on Nuclear C2 & Comms System

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force‘s oversight and acquisition programs for the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications system face challenges in meeting requirements in the long run. GAO said in a report published Tuesday the Air Force expressed an awareness of NC3’s short-term sustainment needs but does not possess …

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GAO: DoD Should Expand Use of Checklists to Aid FMS Clients in Requirements Specification

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to issue guidelines to expand the use of checklists and other tools in order to help program offices and foreign military sales customers define requirements and facilitate the delivery of services and equipment. GAO made the recommendation after it analyzed FMS-related acquisition …

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DoD Study Describes Coordination Mechanisms Adopted With NASA for Space Launch Services Acquisition

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department and NASA implement collaboration platforms and related processes to coordinate the acquisition of space launch services for cargo capsules and satellites. The finding is based on GAO’s assessment of a DoD study that examines how the Pentagon and NASA facilitate coordination on …

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GAO: DoD Expects F-35 Block 4 Modernization to Incur $3.9B in Additional Costs Through 2022

The Government Accountability Office has said the Defense Department expects the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program to require an additional $3.9 billion in funds over the next five years to support the follow-on modernization plan – Block 4. GAO said in a report published Tuesday that DoD also plans to implement an incremental acquisition approach …

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