Tag Archives: Ashton Carter

DoD against Automatically Suspending Indicted Contractors & Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Carter Says ‘No’ to Automatic Suspension for Indicted Contractors Testifying before the Commission on Wartime Contracting, the Defense Department’s top acquisition chief said the Pentagon disagrees with the panel’s recommendation …

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Carter: Continuing Resolutions ‘Miserably Inefficient’ for Pentagon

“Efficiency” has been the buzzword circulating throughout the Defense Department ever since Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates introduced his cost-savings plan in August designed to repurpose funding within the department. But Congress’ inaction on 2011 spending bills and the resulting continuing resolutions are “miserably inefficient” for the Pentagon, said Undersecretary …

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Army Acquisition Chief: Fixed-Price Contracts Lead to Inflated Bids

A top member of the Army’s acquisition personnel said the Defense Department’s growing reliance on fixed-price contracts could have unnoticed side effects. Assistant Army Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Malcolm O’Neill, at a Professional Services Council event last week, said Army contracting officers have increasingly noticed contractors submitting inflated …

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