Agencies rely on small firms for their operations, but many of those companies don't have the cushion to survive harsh cutbacks from sequestration.
As Acquisition Management Analyst at the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Miner prepared a detailed acquisition document necessary to comply with a congressional mandate.
A law requires Defense agencies to try to keep labor and overhead rates charged by contractors to 2010 levels, but a contractor advocate says the department has more leeway than it realizes.
Mobile devices including iPads and Android phones can be suitable for soldiers to use, but they have to pass muster for security.
Meeting Leon Panetta's aggressive timeline is a daunting challenge, but DOD officials say the effort is advancing.
Officials have to make a judgment call on whether to take the lower price now and potentially pay more later on when problems arise from minimal quality work.
In a rare joint appearance, two former DOD leaders to take Congress to task for exacerbating the top U.S. threats: budget cuts and the national debt.
The DOD attributes a drop in Afghanistan casualties to better intelligence, but some military commanders want to choose their own systems to reduce losses further.
In war zones, contract personnel are often just getting familiar with their work when it's time to go home.
Agencies understand the importance of sharing information, but it still can be difficult to do well. Two new reports document some of the reasons.
Hopes are high that DOD's cloud-based architecture will make a real difference for deployed soldiers, but some challenges still remain to be solved.
GSA's conference scandal was just the start. Now a dozen agencies are being asked to defend their spending on conferences.