Contractors might be wary but non-traditional defense acquisition is here to stay.
In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.
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.
New Pentagon guidance lets contracting officers make awards based on informal peer reviews of commercial vendors’ wares, instead of head-to-head competitions
In the second of three volumes laying out fixes for DoD’s acquisition system, the Section 809 panel says a “program-centric” approach leads to sluggish decisions.
In biweekly meetings, DoD contracting experts are chewing through every page of the Pentagon’s procurement rules. They expect to eliminate about half.
It’s a long road ahead, but federal agencies and contractors are laying the groundwork to implement NIST’s latest framework to protect federal information.
First volume of three expected reports from the “Section 809” panel seeks changes in areas ranging from business IT to contract oversight and commercial buying.
Federal agencies are now experimenting with extended debriefings, where everything is on the table.
The Office of Management and Budget has issued its guidelines to federal agencies for 2019 budget submissions, telling them to get comfortable with lower civilian spending and workforce levels.