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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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DLA Hosts Service Acquisition Workshop

Members from the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution’s Acquisition Operations have attended a workshop hosted by the Defense Acquisition University to familiarize themselves with the process of buying services. DLA said Wednesday the Services Acquisition Workshop aimed to increase team members’ understanding of general acquisition processes, resource availability and efficiency techniques. The …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Seeks to Expedite FMS Process Via Training Program for Security Cooperation Officers

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch plans to implement several measures that seek to speed up the foreign military sales process, the USAF said Thursday. James told event attendees at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center in New York Wednesday that the military branch will work to develop a …

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Profile: Katrina McFarland, Defense Department Assistant Secretary for Acquisition

Katrina McFarland serves as assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, where she advises the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics on acquisition-related matters. She was previously the president of Defense Acquisition University, where she oversaw the development and expansion of acquisition curriculum for defense acquisition workforce. McFarland …

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Executive Profile: John Higbee, Defense Acquisition University’s Director of Mission Assistance

John Higbee serves as Defense Acquisition University’s director of mission assistance and director of knowledge repository. As director of DAU mission assistance, he leads the establishment and improvement of multiple university-wide processes for mission assistance and also the improvement in communication and coordination between the DAU business units providing mission …

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