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DHS Wants Input on Regulations

In an essential step in the administration’s effort to root out and repeal outdated and, often, onerous regulations, the Department of Homeland Security published Monday a notice in the Federal Register, seeking comments on its regulations. “We are committed to continuing to increase efficiency, transparency and accountability in the regulatory …

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DoD CIO Teri Takai Says Pentagon Shoring Up Weak Links Post-WikiLeaks

Step one for the Defense Department in the wake of the WikiLeaks disclosures, which saw sensitive defense intelligence splashed across newspapers worldwide, was a top-down review of the security chain and an identification of its weakest links. That was the message the department’s new Chief Information Officer Teri Takai took …

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Army Acquisition Chief: Fixed-Price Contracts Lead to Inflated Bids

A top member of the Army’s acquisition personnel said the Defense Department’s growing reliance on fixed-price contracts could have unnoticed side effects. Assistant Army Secretary for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Malcolm O’Neill, at a Professional Services Council event last week, said Army contracting officers have increasingly noticed contractors submitting inflated …

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Defense Analyst: Gates’ Successor to Face Uphill Battle

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates — despite the administration’s entreaties to stay on for the remainder of President Barack Obama’s first term — will likely step down some time this year. The guessing game of who will take over has already begun, but Loren Thompson, a defense analyst and chief …

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Soon-to-depart Gates is Key to Pentagon Budget Trimming

In a series of articles today, Politico took on the “pruning the Pentagon.” And, while much ink has been spilled on the topic of the exit strategies from Afghanistan and Iraq, Politico focused on that of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, himself, and what his departure will mean for the …

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Understaffed DCAA Faces Audit Backlog

The Defense Contract Audit Agency faces an audit backlog and a staff shortage,  according to a report this week in Federal Times. In 2006,  $110 billion had been spent by federal agencies on contracted work that had not yet been audited. By 2010, that number had grown to $405 billion. …

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