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Frank Kendall: Workforce Training Critical to Defense Acquisition Reform

Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisitions chief, said the Defense Department should strive to continuously improve its acquisition system, especially in light of budget uncertainties and an evolving threat landscape, the American Forces Press Service reported Friday. According to the defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, sequestration has done little …

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Report: GovCon Procurement, Cybersecurity Could See Changes in New Defense Policy Bill; Deltek’s Alex Rossino Comments

Procurement reform, cyber security and cloud computing are just some of the main features of a new military policy that government contractors could expect to have an impact, according to a Washington Post report Monday. Marjorie Censer writes the three are among several provisions on the National Defense Authorization Act …

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Frank Kendall: Pentagon Acquisition Policy Refresh Seeks to Simplify Policies

Frank Kendall, undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, has moved to streamline the agency’s acquisition policy by updating it with more “Better Buying Power” principles, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Michael O’Connell writes the latest version of the “DoD Instruction 5000.02” document provides a prescribed process …

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GovKinex Launches Mobile-Ready Contracting Portal Template

US Federal Contractor Registration‘s website development business has started offering a government-formatted portal layout designed to help vendors connect with government buyers on various mobile devices. GovKinex‘s contracting website template has been authorized to bypass government firewalls, spyware and other network security features, US Federal Contractor Registration said Sunday. The …

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CRS: Shutdown Could Hit Military Training, Contractor Pay

The U.S. Congressional Research Service says the ongoing federal government shutdown could disrupt military training programs and delay contracting activities, Defense One reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes CRS analysts predict that although the government may continue to sign contracts, it may not be able to disburse payments to contractors due to a …

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Mark Forman: Government Shutdown to Hit IT Systems

The consequences of a government shutdown could hit information technology operations harder than they did in previous shutdowns because today’s computer networks are more susceptible to cyber attacks, FedScoop reported Thursday. Colby Hochmuth interviewed Mark Forman, federal chief information officer from 2001 to 2003, as saying that continuous monitoring of …

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