Absent significant investment in developing the leadership abilities of supervisors, the federal government is going to have morale and performance issues for years to come, says Jeff Neal, former CHCO at Homeland Security.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) discusses what progress Congress can realistically make on the budget. Anthony Amendolia of the DLA talks turkey -- as in, the thousands of turkeys he ordered for service members overseas. Alex Bolton, senior writer for The Hill, discusses Congress' strategies to avoid the fiscal cliff. GAO's Steve Lord reviews TSA's complaint process.
On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.
In this week's edition of On DoD, we hear from two of the agencies that are using suspension and debarment aggressively. The Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency together processed more than 800 suspensions, debarments, and proposed debarments last year. We hear from Steven Shaw, the Air Force's deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility, and Normand Lussier, DLA's associate general counsel for contracting integrity.
Tighter budgets and the threat of sequestration have not discouraged the Defense Department from increasing the size of its acquisition workforce, officials said. DoD is adding 20,000 employees to buy more efficiently.
The Defense Logistics Agency doesn't like what it sees happening to military gear in Arizona. The agency regularly hands out about $500 million of surplus gear, like Humvees, helicopters, boots and binoculars, to law-enforcement agencies across the country.
Eric Rosenbach is named as the new leader for cyber policy and Tony Montemarano takes on a new role at DISA.
Language, protocol and cultural barriers can still get in the way of disaster relief even if the countries are allies. Col. Dino Pick, Commandant for the Defense Language Institute, tells us about his unit\'s efforts to overcome that.
Defense Logistics Agency Director has a new 2011 Director\'s Guidance, which refocuses the agency\'s goals with an emphasis on increasing efficiencies and savings in accordance with Defense Department requirements. Details from DLA\'s Fred Baillie.
The Pentagon\'s primary purchasing agency is steeling itself for the possible impact of large-scale changes to its budget in the weeks and months ahead as DoD prepares the 2012 budget. The Defense Logistics Agency used a recent conference to inform the vendor community about its plans to save money.
Learn more about DLA\'s latest conference
Federal emergency responders can expect prompt and well-rehearsed reaction from the Defense Logistics Agency when providing disaster relief during this year\'s hurricane season, which runs June 1 through Nov. 30. DLA\'s Aaron Geduldig explains.
The Defense Logistics Agency is rolling out the blankets and cots, loading up on fuel, and stocking food all in preparation for this year’s hurricane season. Recently, the agency conducted a mock exercise with FEMA…
New book highlights possible way forward to change HR system