Next VAO Webinar: March 5
"March 2015 Update: Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for a 1-hour webinar covering key acquisition-related policies, guidance, regulatory changes, and oversight developments from February 2015. VAO webinars are complimentary for subscribers and earn 1 CLP/.1 CEU.
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Late Friday night, the House and Senate passed—and President Barack Obama signed into law—a continuing resolution (H.R. 33) funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through March 6. Enactment of the measure followed a failed vote in the House to pass a three-week continuing resolution. Funding for DHS was …… » Read more
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In an interview with Federal News Radio, Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft cautions that the service’s acquisition budget can’t keep pace with its aging fleet of ships, some of which are 50 years old. “By sheer infrastructure alone, I’ve got about a $1.4 billion backlog,” Zukunft remarked. And because …… » Read more
In a February 27 memorandum, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) director Richard Ginman provided clarification from deputy chief financial officer Mark Easton regarding proper accounting and reporting of contract financing payments (CFPs). Progress payments, performance-based payments, and commercial interim payments for goods on …… » Read more
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Testifying before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Thursday, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus pledged to maintain the department’s current spending plans for ship construction. “Because cuts to our shipbuilding programs are the least reversible in their impact on our fundamental mission of providing …… » Read more
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