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Army Describes Counter-WMD Mission in New Doctrine

The U.S. Army has released a new doctrinal publication that describes how the service branch plans to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, the Federation of American Scientists reported Wednesday. The document titled “Combined Arms Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction” defines counter-WMD operations as measures taken against threat actors to impede …

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Alan Thomas Takes Helm as GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner

Alan Thomas, a vice president at government consulting firm Artlin Consulting, has taken his oath of office as commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service. GSA said Monday Thomas will oversee the newly reorganized FAS and help align GSA’s acquisition strategies with President Donald Trump’s business and technology initiatives. The agency notified …

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Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “By placing all of the offices focused on government modernization into the same organization, GSA will be better …

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Joseph Jeu to Retire as DeCA Director & CEO in June

Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph Jeu will retire from government on June 3. DeCA said Thursday Jeu assumed his current role in January 2011 and has since led transformation efforts, provided strategic direction and oversaw the modernization of supply chain management systems at the agency. Under Jeu’s leadership, DeCA also launched the Enterprise Business …

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GSA Seeks Acquisition Mgmt Specialist

The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for an acquisition management specialist to work in the office of information technology category at GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. A USAJOBS notice posted Tuesday says the chosen candidate will develop strategies to procure products and services for the ITC business portfolio. The acquisition management specialist will also advise …

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CRS: DoD’s R&D, Test & Evaluation Appropriations Hit $65.5B in Fiscal 2015

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists shows that the Defense Department’s research, development, testing and evaluation appropriations reached $65.5 billion in fiscal year 2015, which accounted for 48.2 percent of $135.8 billion in total federal R&D appropriations for that year. Steven Aftergood wrote in a …

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CRS: US Led Global Conventional Arms Trade in 2015

A new report from the Congressional Research Service says the U.S. continued to lead the world in global conventional armaments trade during 2015 as overall weapons orders decreased to $79.8 billion in 2015 from $89 billion in 2014. The report titled “Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015” also revealed that the U.S. government’s global …

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GSA Lists Federal Acquisition Service Achievements in Fiscal 2016

The General Services Administration has listed major achievements of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service in fiscal year 2016 as part of a year-end review. GSA said Friday FAS’ 2016 highlights include the creation of new IT Schedule 70 special item numbers for Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services. GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth said the new …

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