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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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Frank Kendall: DoD Pushes Next-Gen Warfare Systems Efforts

The Defense Department has begun to explore new warfare technologies in an effort to retain U.S. dominance in combat, DoD News reported Tuesday. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, told a symposium in Crystal City, Virginia that DoD has kicked off a research and development effort patterned after a 1970s …

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GAO: DoD Should Re-Examine Joint Basing Goals, Direction, Functions for Consolidation

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Defense Department re-examine its program for establishing joint bases due to challenges in consolidating functions identified in a recent survey of 11 joint bases. GAO posted Friday a summary of the survey findings, which called for a review the installation-support functions suitable for consolidation as well as …

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Darlene Costello Appointed Principal Deputy Asst. Defense Secretary for Acquisition

Darlene Costello, an acquisition official within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed as principal deputy assistant defense secretary for acquisition under the same office. Costello previously served as principal director of strategic and tactical systems and director of acquisition and program management, …

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