Next VAO Webinar: May 7
"May 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for a 1-hour webinar recap of key acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, and oversight developments from April 2015. This webinar is complimentary for VAO subscribers and earns 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
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Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) administrator Anne Rung says category management is her agency’s top priority for the remainder of the Obama administration, reports GovExec. Speaking to reporters, Rung noted that private-sector category managers know their customers much better than do their federal counterparts. …… » Read more
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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says the Department of Defense (DoD) will stand up its own internal digital services team modeled after the Office of Management and Budget team responsible for troubleshooting Healthcare.gov and other federal information technology (IT) projects, reports NextGov. In its fiscal year 2016 budget, the Obama …… » Read more
In its mark of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee for Tactical Air and Land Forces proposes requiring an independent assessment of the engine program for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The review, which would be slated for completion by March 16, …… » Read more
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The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and Air Force hope to achieve significant savings by converting from military-specification jet fuel to more widely available commercial jet fuel, the agency has announced. The move is expected to drive down costs for both the Defense Department and its suppliers by eliminating the need for …… » Read more
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