Tag Archives: Defense Acquisition University

DOD Updates Acquisition Framework for Software, Major Procurements; Mike Coolican Quoted

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The Department of Defense (DOD) has released an updated version of the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF) aimed at simplifying acquisition policies based on different pathways. The AAF, known as DOD Instruction 5000.02, includes pathways such as software, business systems, services, urgent capabilities, major capabilities and mid-tier procurement. Mike Coolican noted that the software pathway is “the most powerful.”

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Donna Peebles, SBA Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development, Discusses Recent BD Efforts Across Federal Agencies

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Donna Peebles, associate administrator of 8(a) business development (BD) at the Small Business Administration (SBA), works to provide effective business development tools to procurement-ready small business firms seeking 8(a) certification and mentor protégé agreements.

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GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th Adds Dr. Donna Peebles, SBA Associate Administrator for 8(a) Business Development, as Expert Panelist

Donna Peebles

Dr. Donna Peebles, associate administrator of 8(a) business development (BD) and senior executive (SES) with Small Business Administration (SBA) will serve on the expert panel during GovConWire’s 2020 BD Trends Forum on Thursday, August 27th. Click here to register for the 2020 BD Trends Forum on Aug. 27th.

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Executive Mosaic Launches GovConWire Events; 2020 Business Development Trends Forum Coming on Aug 27th

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After almost two decades of success hosting events and keeping the government contracting (GovCon) community woven together and informed on the latest developments in the industry.  Through Potomac Officers Club (POC), Executive Mosaic has launched ‘GovConWire Events’ to continue our mission of connecting executives to each other. 

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Stacy Bostjanick: DoD Eyes Completion of Cyber Certification Training, Assessment Guides in March

Stacy Bostjanick, director of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification policy office within the office of the defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said the first batch of third-party assessment organizations should be available by late summer and that the Pentagon intends to finalize the assessment and training guides for CMMC in March, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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GAO: DoD Needs to Better Define, Train Extra Procurement Workforce

The Government Accountability Office has assessed and recommended on the Department of Defense's procurement activities that also consist of non-acquisition workers. GAO said Thursday it found that DoD has not made much effort to identify non-procurement personnel who are handling purchases of services.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Jim McAleese, Principal and Owner of McAleese and Associates, His Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Jim McAleese, principal and owner of McAleese and Associates, with his third Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes McAleese for his work providing consulting and legal services to government contracting businesses. We are pleased to present the most coveted award in government contracting to McAleese.

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Ellen Lord: DoD to Issue Other Transaction Authority Handbook Later This Month

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said the Defense Department plans to introduce later this month a handbook on the use of other transaction authority, Inside Defense reported Thursday. "They are very, very important contracts to use, because you don't always know exactly what your requirement is," she said of OTAs during the annual Naval Submarine League symposium held Thursday in Arlington, Va.

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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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