Acquisition policy

Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry worker Patrick Minor pulls a package of ground pork out of a cooler during a pantry stop, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. As food banks have struggled to meet soaring demand from people suddenly out of work because of the coronavirus outbreak, it has been especially troubling to see farmers have to bury produce, dump milk and euthanize hogs. Now some states are spending more money to help pay for food that might otherwise go to waste, the U.S. Agriculture Department is spending $3 billion to help get farm products to food banks, and U.S. senator is seeking $8 billion more to buy farm produce for food banks. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Agencies may not have gotten the best deals on coronavirus contracts

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have spent almost $18 billion on goods and services in response to the coronavirus pandemic from March to June, and…

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501st Combat Support Wing Public/Airman 1st Class Jennifer ZimaA U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., performs a flyover during the Mi Amigo 75th anniversary flypast event at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, U.K., Feb. 22, 2019. The aircraft flew over the park where thousands of U.K. residents honored the memory of the ten fallen U.S. Airmen who died when their war-crippled B-17 Flying Fortress crash landed to avoid killing residents and nearby children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

Pentagon hunting for other instances of price gouging in wake of damning spare parts audit

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011 file photo, generals salute during an installation ceremony at the U.S Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., one the Army's three major command headquarters. The Army is scouting large cities in 2018 to find a home for a fourth command headquarters, one that would be near experts in technology and innovation who can help focus on the Army's future. The site is expected to be announced by the end of June 2018. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds, File)

Army has picked a location for its new Futures Command, but now comes the hard part

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How will Army Futures Command work for small business?

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Expert panel takes first crack at reforming DoD acquisition system

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Army charts 30-day acquisition process for new cyber capabilities

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Defense Innovation Board takes on military personnel policies

As part of a draft set of recommendations, the Defense Innovation Board is exploring changes its members believe the Pentagon should make to its up-or-out…

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McCain threatens to block nomination of deputy Defense secretary for ‘dodging’ questions at confirmation

At the confirmation hearing for Patrick Shanahan, the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman admonished the nominee for deputy Defense secretary to resubmit…

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DoD’s acting acquisition chief looks to purge ‘the stupid’ from IT procurement

James MacStravic, who’s performing the duties of undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics plans to spend the next year driving DoD toward better performance in IT acquisition, including by reducing the number of departmentwide policies on the topic.

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