NDAA 2018

  • Navy says its readiness is improving, but progress is fragile

    The Navy tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that a change in funding could hurt its trajectory on readiness.

  • GAO: USPS’ retiree health benefits fund could be depleted by 2030

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office said the Postal Service’s retiree health benefits fund has over $60 billion in unfunded liabilities.

  • “And the winners are…”

    Attorneys Lorraine Campos, Jonathan Aronie, Jason Workmaster and David Dowd join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf to discuss “The Rogers” awards which highlight the top legal and contracting developments of the past year. August 7, 2018

  • An update on the NDAA

    What are key acquisition policy highlights in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act? Find out when Etherton and Associates President Jon Etherton and Tom Sisti, senior director and chief legislative counsel for SAP, join host Roger Waldron on this week’s Off the Shelf. May 28, 2018

  • Larry Allen: NDAA provision alters DoD acquisition process

    Companies selling to the Defense Department may be overlooking something serious under consideration by Congress. That’s a provision in the 2018 Defense authorization bill to stop DoD agencies from buying off the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedule. But sellers should never leave to chance which vehicle their customers use. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business Partners, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • On Trump’s NDAA wishlist: higher VSIP payments for all feds, an industry exchange program

    The Trump administration wants to increase early retirement and separation incentives from a cap of $25,000 to $40,000 for all civilian federal employees. It also wants to create a governmentwide industry exchange program, which would let federal employees temporary work in a private corporation or association for no more than two years. The administration submitted both proposals to Congress to be included in the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Rep. Rob Wittman: Bill would help Navy reach magic number of 350 ships

    Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.), chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, wants to make sure the Navy reaches its magic number of 350 ships. Wittman spoke to Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about a bill he introduced that will help the Navy do that.