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114 new commercial buying regs since 2009 highlights why federal procurement needs fixing

Since 2009, the number of clauses around commercial items skyrocketed from 16 to 142, according to a preliminary analysis by the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). Continue reading

An ‘Easy Pass’ model for buying cloud services? DISA showing how it could work

Few experts these days say the reason to move applications and systems to the cloud is only for the savings. Continue reading

Recently declassified Pentagon weapons office says rapid prototyping is secret to its success

The secretive Pentagon organization in charge of turning existing weapons systems into new warfighting concepts says it has a perfect track record so far Continue reading

Army Rapid Capabilities Office begins delivering on promises

The Army’s Rapid Capabilities Office is fielding its first technologies less than a year after its initial establishment. Continue reading

Union Urges Congress to Make Pentagon Quantify Services Contracting

The American Federation of Government Employees is asking Congress to step in and require the Defense Department to “improve the oversight and management for the vast sums it spends so carelessly on contracted services,” its president said in a late-April letter to congressional chairmen. Source: Union Urges Congress to Make Pentagon Quantify Services Contracting – … Continue reading

Thousands of new hires coming to NAVSEA with omnibus

The Navy is on its way to hiring thousands of new workers in shipyards and headquarters Continue reading

Government’s Biggest Cyber Problem Will Be Contractors’ Big Opportunity, Report Says

The federal government’s biggest challenge in defending its civilian, military and intelligence networks from hackers isn’t technology, it’s people. Continue reading

Army says several cloud RFPs already in the works under new ACCENT contract

Senior Army leaders have already laid out firm, prescriptive timetables for commanders to shut down hundreds of government-owned data centers over the next two yea Continue reading

Army Reserves Lt. Col. Convicted for Fraudulently Supplying Chinese-made Army Promotional Gear as Made in USA

A federal jury on Tuesday convicted a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves for fraudulently supplying hundreds of thousands of Chinese-produced baseball caps and backpacks to the Army Recruiting Command, despite receiving millions of dollars under contracts stating the items “MUST BE 100 % U.S. MADE.” Source: Army Reserves Lt. Col. Convicted for Fraudulently … Continue reading

27 Percent Of DoD Mentor-Protege Agreements May Be Deficient, GAO Says

The GAO estimates that 27 percent of DoD mentor-protege agreements are deficient. Continue reading