David Fisher Director Business Transformation Agency May 5th, 2009
As cybersecurity-specific bills stall in Congress, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I) has suggested amending the defense bill to get the biggest cyber initiatives passed.
Among six federal agencies surveyed, few are using a defense waiver allowing partially retired workers to collect a salary and their full pension benefit, a new Government Accountability Office report says.
Senators attempt to head off provision in annual Defense bill that would require reductions among Pentagon civilians.
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. July 2, 2013
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. July 9, 2013 (This program originally aired on July 2, 2013)
Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, Inc., joins host Roger Waldron for a wide ranging discussion of the issues affecting contractors. December 3, 2013
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Capitol Hill turns to an array of outside groups for advice. The deadline for comments to the Armed Services committees was last Thursday. One set of recommendations comes from the Aerospace Industries Association. Betsy Schmid is VP of National Security and Acquisition Policy for the AIA. She’s also former staff director of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. MJ Mitchell is AIA’s managing assistant VP for National Security and Acquisition Policy, and former chief financial officer of the F-35 program. The two explained AIA’s approach to acquisition reform on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.
As Congress tries to piece together the big National Defense Authorization Act for 2015, it’s also looking back to the version of the bill it passed two years ago and asking what ever happened with some of those provisions. The 2013 version of the NDAA included several provisions dealing with small business that made advocates happy. But several of those legal changes are still awaiting agency regulations to actually implement them. The House Small Business Committee held a hearing on the matter earlier today. Larry Allen was among the witnesses. He’s president of Allen Federal Business Partners. He shared his insights on the neglected proposals on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.