Darlene Costello

DoD’s Darlene Costello on Early Adoption of Testing, Evaluation in Acquisition

Darlene Costello Defense Department officials espoused this week the agency’s mission to elevate testing and evaluation as key aspects of the acquisition process, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean ...
US department of homeland security

CSIS Study Indicates Sequester Has Modest Effect on DHS Contracts

A new Center for Strategic and International Studies report showed that the Department of Homeland Security‘s spend on contracts fell 3 percent from 2012 to 2013, Federal News ...
Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall: Workforce Training Critical to Defense Acquisition Reform

Frank Kendall Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisitions chief, said the Defense Department should strive to continuously improve its acquisition system, especially in light of budget ...
Gen. Joseph Dunford

Report: Joseph Dunford Faces Military Size, Budget, Modernization Issues if Confirmed as USMC Commandant

As Gen. Joseph Dunford awaits confirmation as U.S. Marine Corps commandant, he is expected to soon address challenges resulting from the reduction in force size and sequestration, ...
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Sen. Bob Corker: GOP-Controlled Congress in 2015 Could Halt Sequestration

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) believes that a “grand bargain” on sequestration is possible if Republicans win majority control of the Senate and House in this year’s midterm ...
CapitolDome

Legislators Call Attention to Possible Sequestration Effects

Lawmakers have expressed concern over the potential consequences of cuts to defense spending cuts and the ending of weapons procurement programs to the country’s military readiness ...
Lt. Gen. Robert Otto

Robert Otto: Air Force Eyes Open ISR Architecture Model

Lt. Gen. Robert Otto Robert Otto, deputy chief of staff for ISR at the Air Force, has said that the branch is considering using an open ISR architecture to align the program with current ...
ContractSigning

GAO: 18 Agencies Saw Cuts to Federal IT Contracts in FY 2013 Under Sequestration

A new Government Accountability Office study says many agencies either rescoped or delayed their information technology projects in order to meet sequestration requirements during fiscal ...
Deborah Lee James

Deborah Lee James: Odds of Air Force FY 2016 Funding Increase ‘Less Than 50-50′

Deborah Lee James Both the top civilian leader and lead uniformed military official at the U.S. Air Force believe Congress will not increase its proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for ...
Congress

Tim Kaine, Randy Forbes Discuss Congressional Support for Virginia Business Innovation

Virginia lawmakers have been active in helping bring business to and support for innovation in the commonwealth, according to Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Randy Forbes. The two lawmakers, ...