Tag Archives: portfolio management

Paul Brubaker on VA’s Efforts to Accelerate IT Modernization

Paul Brubaker

The Department of Veterans Affairs is working to extend the sense of urgency it adopted during the pandemic to continue to accelerate information technology modernization efforts and Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer for the account management office at VA, said that mindset involves keeping ahead of demand.

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TfL Appoints Jacobs to Services Framework to Support Transportation Efforts; Donald Morrison Quoted

Jacobs

Jacobs has been appointed to Transport for London's (TfL) renewed Professional Services Framework, across a variety of lots including Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Case Management and the new Lean Consultancy, the company reported on Wednesday.

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BAE Systems Receives $126M Task Order From USMS to Provide Mission Critical Sustainment, Engineering Services; Mark Keeler Quoted

The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) has awarded BAE Systems a $126 million task order to provide mission critical sustainment and engineering services to the USMS’ Information Technology (IT) Division, the company announced on Thursday.

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Advisory Panel Says Pentagon Needs ‘War Footing Approach’ to Defense Tech Acquisitions

An advisory group created by Congress has released a report that calls for the Department of Defense to adopt a “war footing approach” when it comes to the acquisition and delivery of technological capabilities to warfighters to keep ahead of near-peer competitors’ tech advances, National Defense reported Tuesday. The Section 809 Panel said in the report its 58 recommendations are divided into 12 sections including the Dynamic Marketplace Framework, portfolio management, information technology procurement, budget and acquisition workforce.
 

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GAO: Post-Implementation Reviews of DHS’ Major Acquisition Programs Key to Portfolio Mgmt

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Department of Homeland Security to improve its portfolio management efforts through post-implementation assessments of major acquisition programs upon the deployment of initial capabilities. GAO made the recommendation after it found that DHS does not leverage data collected from reviews once those programs conclude the …

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Sue Gordon: NGA to Reform Acquisition System Through Org Structure, Function Changes

Sue Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has told agency personnel that a new initiative will work to streamline NGA’s acquisition system through changes in organizational structure and decision-making authority. NGA said Tuesday Gordon sent employees a letter on the agency’s acquisition reform plan, which she said is based on …

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GAO: DoD Lacks Strategy for Weapons Portfolio Management

The Defense Department needs an integrated approach to prioritize, evaluate and finance the department’s weapon procurement initiatives, according to a study by the Government Accountability Office. GAO said Aug. 27 that DoD has 78 ongoing weapon acquisition programs that cost more than $1.4 trillion combined. Acquisition and requirement development personnel …

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GAO: Pentagon Needs Consistency in Portfolio Reviews for Weapon System Investments

A new Government Accountability Office report has found what auditors call lapses in the way the Defense Department adopts portfolio management techniques to assess its acquisition programs for weapon systems. GAO said in an August report that there are several factors that hinder DoD to collectively evaluate its investments in weapon platforms, such as …

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