Jon Harper, senior writer for National Defense Magazine, joins host Derrick Dortch to talk about the differences between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on defense issues. November 4, 2016
The Lohfeld Consulting group ranked upcoming civilian and DoD contracts that meet three criteria: a likely 2017 request for proposal, likelihood of funding and awards next fiscal year, a significant pool of contenders.
The Pentagon says its new Silicon Valley-based technology outreach office is seeing some early successes in rapid acquisition. It handled its first dozen procurements in an average time of 60 days. But most of the money it spent went to established companies, not garage-style startups.
FedRAMP is boasting increased authorizations and return business, and the new dashboard is making it easier for feds to use the program.
The Pentagon is developing a secure cloud computing architecture that will create a standard approach for boundary and application level security for commercial services.
No doubt about it. The Army has had success with robots in the last few years. For instance, robots have detected and disarmed roadside bombs. But you could characterize Army robotics as version 1.0. The next generation of robots must cost less. They’ve got to be more flexible and programmable. Easier to maintain. A big question is whether industry can deliver. Sandra Erwin, editor of National Defense magazine, joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.
After a six year decline in spending, budgets have begun to bounce back in 2016, and contract spending is expected to follow that upturn shortly after as the trend continues into 2017.
The Navy is incorporating virtual environments and distance learning so sailors can get training they need and not spend long periods away from their duty stations. It’s all part of the long term effort known as Sailor 2025.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter’s defense innovation hub continues to live up to its concept, iterating and improving rapidly as it becomes bi-coastal.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force on Monday released their supplier performance ratings shortlists for 2016 — an honor roll for contractors’ business units scored highly by the military acquisition community.
DoD’s newest procurement system attempts to walk the line between best value and lowest-priced, technically acceptable.
DoD’s new procurement evaluation process, value-adjusted total evaluated price, is part of a movement away from subjective evaluation of enhancements, and toward a more objective and quantifiable system.
Jack Midgley, executive officer, Defense and Social Infrastructure, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co. Ltd., joins host Roger Waldron to discuss the company’s 2016 Global Defense Outlook. June 28, 2016
Silicon Valley technology company Palantir plans to sue the Army, claiming that the military service has shown bias against off-the-shelf products in its solicitation for a $206 million intelligence IT contract.