A new analysis of government data shows that 2016 may have been the low ebb of Defense contract spending, following six years of steady declines.
The third offset strategy was born under the Obama administration, but it may still have life under the Trump presidency. On Federal Drive with Tom Temin DoD reporter Scott Maucione speaks with Andrew Hunter, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about what the third offset means under the new administration and where it’s going.
In part two of a special report: Defense Acquisition at a Crossroads, Federal News Radio examines the challenges the Defense Department will face as it implements numerous Congressional acquisition reforms, many of which it didn't ask for.
The Pentagon’s internal improvement plan, known as Better Buying Power, coincided with several consecutive years of declines in the rate of cost growth for the Pentagon’s major weapons systems, from more than 9 percent in 2011 to 3.5 percent in 2015, the lowest level since 1985.
Congress fences off funds for the Defense Innovation Unit Experiment until DoD submits a report.
President-elect Donald Trump's suggested hiring freeze on the federal workforce could have major implications for federal contractors. With possible plans to cut the size of the federal workforce through attrition and retirements, some contractors say industry may have to shoulder more of the workload, since the capability requirements won't change even as government shrinks.
Despite a crazy election, members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees found stability in the results.
Defense Department spending on research and development has suffered historic declines during the budget drawdown that’s been in progress since 2009.
House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Heck wants a higher pay raise for military employees.
A former DoD official says the 2017 defense authorization bill is as good as vetoed, but will it make it into law?
A new study says the Defense Logistics Agency could benefit from performance-based logistics contracts, but there may be some legal barriers in the way.
The Senate will begin debate on this year's National Defense Authorization Act this week. Bloomberg reports a cloture vote is likely tomorrow, with a vote on approval after that. The House passed the conference report on the NDAA 270 to 156 Thursday. Andrew Hunter, senior fellow in the International Security Program and director of the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told In Depth with Francis Rose the NDAA is a big deal every year, but this year it's even bigger.
The churn among federal CIOs and others in the IT community has been uncommonly high over the last year.
The Defense Department's Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell is responsible for coordinating the department's effort to fill its crucial and often unanticipated operational needs. These are requirements combatant commanders and warfighters often discover they need after yearly budgets have been set. As part of our special report, The Missing Pieces of Procurement Reform, Tom Temin spoke with Andrew Hunter, director of the cell, on the Federal Drive. He explained how rapid acquisition works.