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Maj. Gen. David Bassett to Lead Defense Contract Management Agency

David Bassett

Maj. Gen. David Bassett, head of the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Command Control Communications - Tactical, has been appointed to serve as director of the Defense Contract Management Agency, C4ISRNet reported Thursday.

Effective June 4, Bassett will lead the agency tasked with the oversight of defense contracting processes. He will also receive a promotion to the rank of lieutenant general

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Pentagon Begins Implementation of Increased Progress Payment Rates for Vendors

Lt. Col. Mike Andrews, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, said DoD has started implementing the increased progress payment rates for contractors and that the Defense Contract Management Agency has modified about 1,400 contracts to reflect the increased rates, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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DoD Unveils Acquisition Excellence Award Winners

The Defense Department has recognized acquisition teams across the department and intelligence agencies for showing “exemplary” contracting practices, DoD News reported Friday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said DoD gave the 2017 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Award to organizations that helped meet goals under the National Defense Strategy. The award …

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DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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Vice Adm. David Lewis Succeeds Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello as DCMA Director

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. David Lewis, former commander of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, has assumed leadership of the Defense Contract Management Agency. DCMA said Wednesday Lewis succeeded Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello, who retired after 36 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. James MacStravic, acting defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology …

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