The Professional Services Council released its 54th annual Vision Forecast to industry and found agencies expect budgets to tighten in 2020 and beyond.
The National Academy of Public Administration has just completed a review of MARAD and has several recommendations for improving management.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of Naval Operations, is creating a task force to draw up recommendations for alternatives to the Littoral Combat Ship. That program has driven controversy since its inception from both a cost and operational perspective. Retired Vice Adm. Lou Crenshaw, principal of Crenshaw Consulting Associates, discussed the program on In Depth with Francis Rose.
DoD’s senior executives with responsibility for budget matters report a sudden decline in job satisfaction. No surprise: sequestration’s mostly to blame.
Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration’s steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.
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Lou Crenshaw is a Principal at Grant Thornton. He joins In Depth with cost management lessons from the Pentagon