Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s acquisition chief, said Tuesday that he’s comfortable with a package of procurement reforms the House Armed Services Committee passed two weeks ago, largely because the final bill took a step back from strict language that would have required DoD to use modular open architectures on all of its major weapons systems.
The Professional Services Council and IT Alliance for Public Sector say lowest price technically acceptable is the wrong process to use when evaluating ENCORE III bidders.
The under secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics assured lawmakers that the DoD is keeping a close eye on the cybersecurity measures of its vendors.
The Defense Department’s top tech official said his top worry is the retention and recruitment of talented employees as pay and benefits make it more enticing to work for private companies.
DoD’s proposed rule on independent research and development left more questions than answers for industry.
DoD’s top procurement official said the laws keeping government officials from moving to the private sector are too stringent.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Stephen Welby told Federal News Radio in an exclusive interview how DoD is allaying commercial industry’s acquisition fears.
DoD released a proposed rule that will require companies to give the Pentagon more information about IR&D projects.
DoD is asking stakeholders for their input on a rule that would raise the barrier for independent research and development funds.
DoD says it wants public-private partnerships to form the basis of future space launches. But current congressional mandates are narrowly focused on breaking the decades-old habit of using Russian rocket engines.