Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department\'s inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force\'s refueling tanker competition.
From “Air Force ‘impressed’ with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup” by Jared Serbu on FederalNewsRadio.com: The Air Force briefed lawmakers Thursday on its investigation into a mishap that led to two contractors getting data about…
The Washington Post reports on a double standard of a defense investment ban that applies to armed services committee staff but not to senators.
The Defense authorization bill has been on the Senate calendar, and off the Senate calendar. Now it\'s on again. The Senate majority leader is now promising to bring a 2011 defense authorization bill to the floor for a vote.
A Senate Armed Services Committee report found the army of private contractors working for the U.S. in Afghanistan threatens the safety of American troops.
The Pentagon\'s decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.
Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon\'s lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.
The Defense Department\'s shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD\'s rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio\'s Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD\'s plans from Capitaol Hill.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.
Terri Takai, the nominee to be the next Defense Department chief information officer, will not have her nomination hearing as scheduled.
Congressional staff members call the current MAC environment \"chaos.\" The administration will decide in a matter of weeks whether NIH should continue to run its CIO-SP3 governmentwide contract. OFPP administrator Gordon says several broad policy decisions must be made to address the challenges around multiple award contracts.
The upper chamber will review IMPROVE Act provisions through the Defense Authorization bill. The Senate also is considering other acquisition bills focusing on the workforce.
The message that more troops needed in Afghanistan was the major theme to come out of Admiral Michael Mullen’s reconfirmation hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee last week. But it wasn’t the only story.…