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Energy staffing hasn’t kept pace with acquisition workload, IG says

The volume and complexity of procurement requirements threaten to overwhelm nascent workforce gains.

GAO calls for improvements to Defense acquisition system

Auditors find delays and cost overruns in major weapons programs.

Panel OKs nominee for Pentagon acquisition post

If confirmed, Ashton Carter would take over weapons buying at a time when President Obama and Capitol Hill leaders are pushing for major changes in the way the Defense Department does business.

DHS official: Cargo mandate should be reconsidered

The 2007 provision requires Homeland Security to ensure that all U.S.-bound containers are scanned abroad by 2012.

From Nextgov.com: Senators introduce cybersecurity legislation

Bills would place cyber adviser in White House, regulate private network security .

Agencies work together to track contracts in war zones

Defense, State and USAID say they are committed to success of common procurement database.

Tipping Point

Escalating drug-related violence in Mexico could trigger demagoguery in U.S. politics.

Defense secretary weighs fate of Future Combat Systems

The most expensive and far-reaching technological endeavor in the Army's history faces budget cuts, possible cancellation.

Senators unveil bill to streamline hiring process

Legislation would eliminate knowledge, skills and abilities essays, and require plain-language job postings.

GAO: Staggering cost overruns dwarf modest improvements in Defense acquisition

A shortage of government engineers and contract managers contributes to problems, says report.