Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said he intends to arrange tabletop exercises in the fall of this year to help the Defense Department establish and explore the “war fighting attributes” of a new combatant command for space, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Dunford wrote a memo to Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to address the latter’s concerns about U.S. Space Command’s acquisition responsibilities.Read More »
Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at the Department of Homeland Security, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday how DHS' procurement innovation lab helps personnel and other agencies streamline the acquisition process through the boot camp. “People walk out of the course not only understanding what our innovative techniques are, but encouraged and motivated to go out and innovative and be innovative in the constructs of the Federal Acquisition Regulations,” Correa said of PIL’s boot camp.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and General Services Administration have partnered to establish a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement for government IT products.
According to a blog article written by GSA official Kay Ely published Wednesday, the IT Products BPA will help the federal government and Air Force streamline their acquisition process and reduce contract duplication.
Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, has said he believes the service should consider extending the tours of program managers and other personnel involved in acquisition programs, Defense News reported Thursday. “I think timelines for how long we keep people associated with programs has got to change,” Murray said Wednesday at Defense News Conference.Read More »
The U.S. Army has opened in Austin, Texas, the headquarters of the service’s new Futures Command that seeks to accelerate the development and acquisition of ground vehicles, precision weapons, communications systems, aircraft and other technology platforms, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.Read More »
Karen Brazell, formerly chief of staff at the White House Military Office, officially joined the Department of Veterans Affairs on Aug. 6 as chief acquisition officer and principal executive director for the VA's Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Federal News Radio reported Monday.Read More »