The House Armed Services Committee voted Wednesday to carve out the Air Force’s current space missions and turn them over to a new U.S. Space Corps. But several members objected, saying the full committee has never even held a hearing on the issue.
This spring will see new acquisition reforms from the House Armed Services Committee along with hopes to pass appropriations bills.
Advocates and defenders of the federal bid protest process received some welcome news last week as part of the House-Senate agreement on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The final deal stripped two key Senate provisions that were seen as hostile to the protest process.
Besides restructuring and bifurcating the large front office that’s currently responsible for both acquisition and R&D, the bill adds several new authorities that build on last year’s trend of letting DoD sidestep the traditional acquisition system.
The General Services Administration says it’s working through a series of legislative and regulatory changes that would help agencies buy cloud computing services as a “utility.”
July 1 will mark exactly three years since stronger whistleblower protections went into place for employees of defense contractors.
A top Democrat said an active duty military pay raise of 2.1 percent could compromise much needed readiness.
Beginnings of the defense authorization bill call for a 2.1 percent raise for active military members and a 27,000 increase in troops.
Lawmakers pushed for provisions of the Defending American’s Small Contractors bill to be folded into the 2017 NDAA.
Military undersecretaries have limited time to work as their branches’ chief management officers before the next administration takes charge.
The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board predicts it will have 500,000-750,000 new participants to the TSP by 2019, one year after major changes to the military retirement and pension system go into effect. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act requires new military members participate in the TSP starting in 2018.
The Congressional Budget Office raises the question: Do we have too many uniformed military personnel performing office work?
With the defense authorization bill poised for President Obama’s signature, Federal News Radio looks at certain provisions that will impact federal workers.
DoD is establishing centers of excellence to verify commercial item costs without requiring cost and pricing data from companies.
The fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill includes major acquisition reforms. The bill would give military service chiefs more power over the defense acquisition processes. The authorization bill may be in trouble though. President Obama has threatened to veto it. Federal News Radio’s reporter Scott Maucione tells In Depth with Francis Rose about what Congress is calling for at DoD