DoD is establishing centers of excellence to verify commercial item costs without requiring cost and pricing data from companies.
The rate of mergers and acquisitions in industry isn’t just impacting the Defense Department, but civilian agencies as well.
The Defense Authorization Act will expand milestone decision authority for military service chiefs, it just has to get past President Obama first.
In a recent memo Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall gives milestone decision authority of some programs to the military service secretaries.
Frank Kendall, DoD’s undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, clarifies new rules about public funding as the Pentagon begins investing in Silicon Valley.
The Pentagon capped off a more than two-year acquisition process for a new electronic health record Wednesday afternoon, awarding a $4.3 billion contract to a consortium of companies led by Leidos.
DoD’s investigation found one facility in Utah sent Anthrax to public and private labs in 20 states and seven countries over the last 10 years, and identified major inconsistencies in DoD’s handling of bioweapons. Military leaders ordered a new investigation of Army facility where the deadline bioagent originated from.
The federal government awarded 24.99 percent of its prime contract dollars to small firms during fiscal 2014, the largest percentage on record. But Congressional overseers called the administration’s statistics misleading since they do not account for tens of billions of dollars in federal spending.
As part of its “third offset” strategy, the Pentagon says it needs a big focus on electronic warfare.
The Defense Business Board outlines three approaches for the Pentagon to save $125 billion across six administrative areas. Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work said the 90-day study will help his department improve productivity as sequestration looms.