Tag Archives: operations and maintenance

Will Roper: Air Force Should ‘Hack’ Federal Acquisition System

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Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, said he believes the service must hack the federal procurement system to be relevant. Roper said he is working with financial management offices and the general counsel on a new memo . 

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NASA Taps WVU Research Corp for Katherine Johnson Facility Maintenance; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

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NASA has issued a potential five-year, $24.9M contract to West Virginia University Research Corporation for finance operations and maintenance efforts at Katherine Johnson Independent Verification and Validation Facility.

The research center will provide the IV&V facility with administration, project management, facilities maintenance, information technology janitorial support and other services under the under the cost-no-fee contract, the space agency said Thursday.

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AECOM to Spin Off John Vollmer-Led Management Services Business

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The board of directors at AECOM approved the company's plan to separate its management services group as a new publicly traded company to primarily serve national government clients. AECOM said Monday that it expects to complete the spinoff in the second half of its 2020 fiscal year and retain John Vollmer, the segment's president and a 2019 Wash100 winner, along with the current management team in the leadership of the future independent company.

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DoD to Get $654.6B Under $1.3T Omnibus Spending Bill

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Congressional leaders have introduced an omnibus bill that would authorize $1.3 trillion to fund government operations through the end of fiscal 2018, Defense News reported Thursday. The omnibus package would allocate $654.6 billion in funds for the Defense Department, including a base budget of $589.5 billion and overseas contingency operations …

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Reports: Trump Budget Reflects Obama’s 8-Ship Procurement Plan

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President Donald Trump’s spending plan for fiscal 2018 has not deviated from the previous administration’s plan to buy eight combat ships and has proposed to reduce aircraft procurement funds by at least $1.8 billion, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. The ships included in the fiscal 2018 budget blueprint include one Littoral Combat Ship, two …

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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

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The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Tony Scott: Agencies Need Hardware Refresh Cycle to Manage IT Spending

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Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined his continued work at the Office of Management and Budget to drive forward government efforts on IT spending and other areas in an interview Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Scott told station that spending on operations and maintenance has again increased compared to development, modernization …

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Tony Scott: IT O&M Spend Exceeds Platform Development

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Federal CIO Tony Scott has said he believes information technology spending among federal agencies is “headed the wrong way,” FCW reported Wednesday. Scott told a Digital Government Institute 930Gov event audience that most agencies spend more on IT operations and maintenance than the development of new IT platforms, Zach Noble …

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