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Robert Gates Asks Lawmakers to Work on Budget Compromise

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates has urged lawmakers balance the national budget and noted his belief that sequestration has negatively impacted national security and military readiness, Military Times reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that Gates, who was addressing an SAP NS2-hosted national security forum this week, wished Congress would work toward …

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U.S. Intell Spending Totals $68B for Fiscal 2014

The U.S. government spent $67.9 billion on military and non-military intelligence programs over the past fiscal year, according to data from the Defense Department and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. DoD said Thursday the top-line budget for the Military Intelligence Program in fiscal 2014 was $17.4 billion. The MIP …

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Andrew Hunter: Pentagon, Congress Aim for Consensus on Military Acquisition Reforms

A Defense Department program director has observed an emerging consensus between defense executives and lawmakers to revamp the military procurement system and clear overlapping acquisition policies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes Andrew Hunter, head of DoD’s joint rapid acquisition initiative, told reporters last week the agency plans to propose …

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GAO Urges DoD, DHS Acquisition Personnel to Review Market Research Procedures

The Government Accountability Office has urged acquisition personnel at the departments of Defense and Homeland Security to re-examine their documentation procedures on procurement information. GAO said Thursday that such an effort could help strengthen competition and inform current and future acquisitions by using fundamental market research techniques to find out how and when the data …

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DoD, GSA, NASA Publish Final Rule on Federal Procurement Instrument ID System

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have released the final rule on establishing a uniform identification system to standardize procurement activities across government as part of amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. According to a document published Tuesday in the Federal Register, the procurement instrument identification system effective on Nov. 13 will utilize activity address …

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