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Report: DoD Launches New Competitive Method to Buy ‘Innovative’ Commercial Tech, Services

The Defense Department has released a memorandum that would authorize contracting officers to use a competitive procedure to procure “innovative” commercial technologies and services as part of a four-year pilot program in a move to encourage participation from non-traditional contractors, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. DoD’s acquisition officials will release …

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Shay Assad: DoD Begins In-Depth F-35 Cost Assessment

Shay Assad, director of defense pricing at the Defense Department, has said DoD has started a comprehensive cost review of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft to help officials find ways on how to further reduce the cost of the fighter jet, Defense News reported Tuesday. Assad told the publication Monday …

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Shay Assad: Pentagon Seeks New Commercial Suppliers Through Acquisition Revamp

The Defense Department will revise its defense acquisition policies in a move to attract new commercial suppliers into the weapons market, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes the department will decide whether aerospace components are commercial or in need of military-exclusive cost analysis within 10 days under a new memo. Shay Assad, director …

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Defense Procurement Chief Dick Ginman to Depart

Richard Ginman, the Defense Department‘s director of procurement policy, is set to depart his office after nearly 40 years of service both in the government and private sectors, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jared Serbu writes that Ginman has served as DoD’s top procurement and acquisition policy official since 2011, when …

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Shay Assad: Pentagon, GSA Working for Contract Options, Efficiency

The Defense Department and General Services Administration are collaborating to change how the agencies buy goods and services, Federal Computer Week reports. Speaking at the Coalition for Government Procurement conference Friday, Shay Assad, the Pentagon’s defense pricing director, said his department is concerned with how the government uses contract schedules. Assad …

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DoD Names Ginman to Head Acquisition Policy Shop

The Defense Department has announced Richard T. Ginman will take over as director of the department’s acquisition policy shop. Ginman replaces former Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Director Shay Assad, who was named two weeks ago to a special position specifically focused on Pentagon pricing Ginman most recently served as …

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