The House Armed Services Committee’s ranking member says previous reform efforts have told DoD to pay more attention to sustainment costs, but only for individual weapons systems.
When it comes to the smaller systems that make up the lion’s share of Defense acquisition spending, the Pentagon does not even know how many it’s paying for, according to a new audit.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration and Defense Logistics Agency are conducting the first comprehensive Federal Supply Class review in almost 50 years.
The Coalition for Government Procurement said the Section 809 Panel’s approach to the concept of “readily available” products and services to reform the federal acquisition process raises concerns for accountability and transparency.
Section 809 panel delivers 2,000 pages of proposed fixes to DoD acquisition, including a sweeping overhaul of how the Pentagon buys commercially-available goods and services.
Andrew Hunter of the Center for Strategic and International Studies joined Off the Shelf to discuss current trends in defense acquisition and the artificial intelligence ecosystem in national security.
Rep. Mac Thornberry’s (R-Texas) latest proposal for acquisition reform presses DoD to implement the initiatives Congress has already passed; borrows heavily from “809 panel” for new ones.
Henry Sienkiewicz, chief innovation & revenue officer at Secure Channels, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss cybersecurity, acquisition reform, and how his company can help your agency secure its data. December 12, 2017
How would DoD and industry be impacted by the House’s proposed 2018 National Defense Authorization Act? Find out this week, when Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. August 8, 2017
The Section 809 Panel, tasked by Congress to streamline defense acquisition, is giving its initial recommendations just one day before a major acquisition reform bill goes public.