Areas where rents have risen the most will get an immediate boost in October, others could see additional increases in January.
Inflation has seeped into every area of the economy, both goods and labor. For federal contractors, operating under fixed-priced contractors, and for the Defense Department, the pressure is real. Now the National Defense Industrial Association has completed a detailed look at just how inflation has affected budgets. The Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the highlights from the association's chairman, retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro.
The National Guard is looking to boost incentives to join, but expects it may need to discharge up to 14,000 personnel over the next two years who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
In today's Federal Newscast: What some call "the Oscars" for federal public service will be given out tonight in the nation's capital. The Air Force is reversing a plan that would have cut pay for some servicemembers. And the Homeland Security Department is repurposing some electric vehicles to add to its 50,000-vehicle fleet.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall says the new position — the PEO for Command, Control, Communications and Battle Management — is the "hardest acquisition job I've ever given anybody."
The Army might be the nation's primary ground combat force, but it has lots of assets that fly, like missiles and helicopters. For an update on what is ahead for these platforms, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin traveled to the Deep South to speak with Dr. James Kirsch, the acting director of the Aviation and Missile Center, within the Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command in Huntsville, Alabama.
DARPA thinks security clearance issues are keeping a vast array of innovative companies from solving the government's biggest problems. The agency thinks it has big idea to bridge the security clearance gap.
The Defense Logistics Agency reached a major milestone on its cloud journey. It recently completed the migration of its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to the cloud.
GSA and DoD updated policies to require make it a little easier for vendors to raises prices under current contracts.
Section 6722 of the 2023 NDAA would require DHS to mandate a bill of materials for technology from current and future contractors and some in industry are calling the provision problematic.
Army command selection boards in the future may depend on computer automated scoring of past evaluations.
The Defense Pricing and Contracting office issued a deviation to the FAR giving contracting officers the ability to continue to award contracts even if companies are not fully registered in SAM.gov.
Self-awareness is the beginning of positive change. But one problem, despite some self-awareness, that the military can’t seem to kick is sexual assault and harassment.
The Marine Corps' second in command says assignments, bonuses and other benefits are all on the table.