The Pentagon IG said a “multidisciplinary team” is conducting an investigation into potential improprieties, and plans to issue a report “as expeditiously as possible.”
Section 809 Chairman Dave Drabkin shared several recommendations for the Defense Department acquisition process that can be implemented immediately, without Congressional approval.
Shutdown’s impact on contractors: It’s not just the lack of new work that hurts. They’re not being paid for work they’ve already done.
The federal acquisition regulation council never got around to updating the FAR, so its rules have differed from those of the Small Business Administration. Finally that situation is rectified, almost.
The federal acquisition system might be complicated and slow, but it’s not immune to change. In fact, Congress and its own practitioners are constantly tinkering with it.
Ben McMartin at the Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more details.
Pawin Chawanasunthornpot, an enterprise architect at REI Systems, details considerations for program managers, acquisition officials and contractors as they update their agency’s technology.
Procurement attorney Joseph Petrillo, Petrillo and Powell, shared the details of an illustrative case on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
OTA isn’t new, weird or abused. But contractors, federal buyers and Congress need to keep it focused.
The Army is trying to stay on the cusp of defensive cyber technology by using a consortium of companies.