Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

  • Pentagon hasn’t complied with 2-year-old congressional mandate on LPTA

    A GAO review found DoD is complying with some of the constraints lawmakers placed on LPTA, but still isn’t documenting its decisions.

  • On DoD: New instruction aims to add management rigor to services acqusition

    On this week’s show, we take a detailed look at the long-awaited instruction the Defense Department issued in January on services acquisition. DoD Instruction 5000.74 is the first standalone instruction┬áthe department has ever issued specifically…

  • DoD calls off annual procurement conference

    Defense Department officials have called off large annual contracting-focused conference just weeks before it was set to begin. The invitation-only DoD Procurement Conference and Training Symposium was to have taken place in Orlando, Fla., later this month. However, a departmental notice said officials needed more time to better align the training programs with DoD acquisition policy.

  • DoD to adopt new source selection procedures

    The Defense Department is looking to standardize the procedures its components use in source selection under competitive acquisitions. New DoDwide procedures issued this month will take effect in July.