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House GOP Urges Trump to Clarify Federal Hiring Freeze Memo

A group of 19 House Republican members has called on President Donald Trump to clarify his presidential memorandum that imposes a hiring freeze on federal civilian employees. The lawmakers said in letter published Wednesday the implementation of the federal job freeze “negatively” affected Defense Department acquisition personnel who negotiate national security-related contracts. They added …

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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Limit LPTA Use in Defense Acquisitions

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) have proposed a bill that would direct the Defense Department to avoid the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” procedures to buy knowledge-based professional services from industry. The Promoting Value Based Defense Procurement Act seeks to discourage DoD from applying LPTA methods for acquisition contracts focused …

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McChrystal Finds Latest WikiLeaks Releases ‘Sad’

The release on Friday of some 400,000 classified documents related to the Iraq war by the website WikiLeaks has brought out a range of emotions from national security leaders. Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, speaking at the Daily Beast Innovators Summit in New Orleans, called the leaks “sad,” CBS News reports. …

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Adm. Mullen Releases Social-Media Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has released his social-media strategy, which details goals of increasing interaction with Twitter and Facebook followers and identifying new social-media platforms to use. Mullen started using Twitter in April 2009 and has since opened accounts at Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and …

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