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In pursuit of innovative technologies, DoD creates another pathway around traditional acquisition rules

New Pentagon guidance lets contracting officers make awards based on informal peer reviews of commercial vendors’ wares, instead of head-to-head competitions

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Now that it’s law, veterans service organizations want Congress to actually pay for VA MISSION Act

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Under new policy, DoD to reimagine cost, pricing data requirements for contractors

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Aiming to speed procurements, DoD wants to reduce data demands on contractors

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DoD to provide more help, new thinking for buying commercial services

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In Depth Show Blog – November 18, 2013

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Buying commercial in DoD: 15 years after acquisition reform

During the last Defense drawdown, Congress and the White House pushed the Pentagon to make smarter buying decisions in the hopes that it would save a lot…

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House drops DoD request to change definition of commercial products

The Pentagon says the way it buys certain commercial products has been abused for more than a decade. The Defense Department asked Congress to include…

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DoD faces struggles on path toward ‘better buying power’

A year and a half after embarking on a strategy designed to get more bang for DoD’s acquisition bucks, the Pentagon is still struggling to instill the idea that programs should be managed to what they should cost, rather than what they cost today.

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