Next VAO Webinar: August 6
"August 2015 Update - Recent Acquisition Developments"
Thursday, August 6, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us for a recap of key acquisition-related policies, guidance, and regulatory changes, and oversight developments from July 2015. VAO webinars are complimentary for subscribers and earn 1 CLP/.1 CEUs.
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On Friday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act (H.R. 3236), legislation reauthorizing surface transportation programs through October 29, 2015, and providing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with flexibility to reallocate its fiscal year 2015 funding between …… » Read more
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On Friday, the Marine Corps announced its F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) variant has reached initial operational capability (IOC), and a squadron of ten aircraft is ready for deployment. The Corps concluded a five-day operational readiness inspection on July 17, which including training, sustainment capabilities, and infrastructure …… » Read more
In a report to congressional committees last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) identified seven key steps agencies can take to improve their strategic reviews. “Effective implementation of strategic reviews [can] help identify opportunities to reduce, eliminate, or better manage instances of fragmentation, overlap, and …… » Read more
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Department of Defense (DoD) officials are looking at the possible effect on competition and the defense supply chain of Lockheed Martin’s plan to purchase helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, reports Defense News. “This is not just a helicopter business. There are electronic components and subsectors underneath the traditional …… » Read more