Category Archives: Department of Defense

Pentagon Has Issued New “Other Transactions Guide”

The Pentagon has stated for some time the need for increased innovation, speed, and affordability in defense systems acquisition. The Pentagon, via the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, now has added additional clarification by issuing a new Other Transactions (OT) Guide. Continue reading Pentagon Has Issued New “Other Transactions Guide”

New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

What You Need to Know about New DoD Requirements

A Department of Defense policy directive issued in 2017 established policy and assigned responsibilities for conducting assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AM&E) in the area of security cooperation. The policy directive calls for collaborative evaluations across DoD components and with other US government agencies and international partners to facilitate mutual learning and reduce cost.  Continue reading New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements

RAND Corporation has released a new study, Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Drivers. Continue reading RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements

Congress Approves NDIA 2018

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 bill authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. Continue reading Congress Approves NDIA 2018

Advanced Forum on DCAA and DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance, and Audits

On June 13, Mary Karen Wills will discuss “New Audit Challenges for Industry: The Practical Impact of the DCAA Selected Areas of Cost Guidebook.” Continue reading Advanced Forum on DCAA and DCMA Cost, Pricing, Compliance, and Audits

DRAFT Department of Defense “Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items”

The Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy (DPAP) is interested in comments and input on the DRAFT of “Part A: Commercial Item Determination” and “Part B: Pricing Commercial Items” in the Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items. Continue reading DRAFT Department of Defense “Guidebook for Acquiring Commercial Items”