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Carter: Lack of Competition in Bid Process

In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday, the Defense Department’s acquisitions chief Ashton Carter sketched out the details of his plan to restructure acquisitions, including increasing competition on contract bids. “Competition is the single, most powerful tool to drive productivity,” said Carter, who serves as undersecretary of defense …

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House Panel Skeptical of JFCOM Closing, Pentagon Cuts

At a House Armed Services Committee hearing yesterday, not only did representatives come out swinging against the proposed closing of the Joint Forces Command — one of the topics up for discussion — but they also expressed doubts about cutting the Pentagon’s budget at all. “I think I speak for …

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Showdown at JFCOM Hearings?

When top Defense Department officials testify before Senate and House panels this week about the closing of the Joint Forces Command, Virginia lawmakers hope the hearings will shed light on what they have characterized as a murky process. The Senate and House Armed Services Committees will hear testimony from a …

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Service Members Arm Themselves against ID Theft

They’ve dodged bullets and bombs in some of the most dangerous corners of the globe, but now the Defense Department says U.S. service members should be on the lookout for a different type of threat: identity theft. DoD is partnering with the Federal Trade Commission on its “Deter, Detect and …

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Appropriations Bill Down for the Count?

In wake of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” fight yesterday, it appears defense spending will have to limp forward with the aid of a continuing resolution – an omnibus bill that basically sets spending at last year’s levels. Colin Clark of DoD Buzz provides an excellent wrap up of the …

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