New from Francis Rose

AEI’s Greenwalt: 5 factors to fix Pentagon procurement, & why they won’t happen

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The new guidance on Better Buying Power is one step toward the Defense Department’s goal to get more value for the dollars they spend.  Frank Kendall detailed the new guidance on my show yesterday.  “Five Factors to fix Pentagon Procurement”…
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Exclusive: Pentagon’s Frank Kendall explains acquisition updates

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From my colleague Michael O’Connell’s great story on my exclusive interview with Frank Kendall: “The Department of Defense has new guidance out that will unravel its byzantine acquisition system by incorporating the latest Better Buying Power principles. Undersecretary for Acquisition,…
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GAO’s Maurer: DHS leadership vacuum draining morale, killing progress

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A leadership vacuum at the Homeland Security Department could be draining morale across the entire agency. About 40 percent of all political appointee positions are empty or held by an acting official. David Maurer told the House Homeland Security Committee…
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Watch (NC8): Congress making its year-end list, checking it twice

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have very little time left on the books, but a lot to accomplish.  And the Labor Department is paying a contractor for its own data.  I discussed the year-end rush, and Labor’s data dump, with Morris…
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Watch (NC8): Light at the end of Congress’s tunnel – budget deal coming?

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Despite the partisan divide in Congress, there could be light at the end of the tunnel. Chances for a small-scale budget deal are improving; and that deal could avert another financial battle, and stave off another government shutdown.  House Budget…
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Watch (NC8): Healthcare.gov officials vs House Oversight Chairman Issa

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On Wednesday, some of the Obama administration’s top technology officials will testify about Healthcare.gov to Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The hearing will coincide with the first official release of the site’s enrollment numbers.  Also, the new…
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Watch (NC8): NJ’s Christie wins re-election, VA gov race down to wire

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie won re-election by a landslide. Many analysts believe his win will set him up for a 2016 presidential run.  But the Virginia governor’s race is down to the wire, with Republican Ken Cuccinelli faring better…
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Watch (C-SPAN): government shutdown over, employees back to work

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My appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning to talk about the end of the government shutdown, and how it has affected Federal employees.