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Open To Closure

December 1, 2004 How military managers can prepare-personally and professionally-for the base closure process. hen the Defense Department closed the Mare Island Shipyard in Vallejo, Calif., in 1996, Gary Dent, a supervisor of shipfitters at the Navy facility, worried about where he would find work. Then in his mid-40s and with children still ...

Getting Buyers in Line

December 1, 2004 Air Force procurement problems prompt reviews, reorganization and renewed concern about reforms. A year before Darleen Druyun retired from the Air Force in 2002, Defense procurement leaders had become concerned that she exercised too much control over the service's weapons purchases, which account for most of its $53.6 billion annual ...

Air Force officials want more information about acquisition improprieties

November 30, 2004 Air Force officials want to question former acquisition chief Darleen Druyun about how she steered billion of dollars in contracts to Boeing without raising suspicions, according to Marvin Sambur, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Druyun was sentenced in September to nine months in federal prison after she ...

Rumsfeld blames procurement scandal on lack of ‘adult supervision’

November 24, 2004 Defense Secretary Donald Rumfeld said Tuesday that a lack of "adult supervision" of a key Air Force procurement official led to the biggest procurement scandal to hit the Pentagon in decades. Rumsfeld said at a Pentagon press conference that a high rate of turnover among political appointees led to too ...

Two top Air Force officials to resign

November 17, 2004 Air Force Secretary James Roche and the service's top acquisition executive, Marvin Sambur, have announced that they'll resign at the end of this year. The White House has yet to announce nominees to replace the two executives. Roche and Sambur have been under scrutiny for their role in the Air ...

NSA director could be in line for CIA deputy director post

November 17, 2004 The Central Intelligence Agency has been rocked in recent weeks by changes brought by new director Porter Goss, and the shake-up could continue with the appointment of a tough deputy director. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Goss was considering naming National Security Agency Director Lt. Gen Michael Hayden to the ...

Pentagon installations chief steps down

November 16, 2004 The chief overseer of the base closure process at the Pentagon has stepped down from his position, but will stay in an advisory capacity until early next year to help the military services decide what bases should be closed or realigned. Raymond Dubois, whose official title is deputy undersecretary of ...

Ex-Boeing CFO pleads guilty in Air Force procurement scandal

November 16, 2004 The former chief financial officer for Boeing pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to illegally helping Darleen Druyun, the Air Force's former No. 2 procurement official, land a lucrative job with the company. Michael Sears, 57, who along with Druyun was fired by Boeing in late 2003, pleaded guilty to ...

Pentagon to review ex-Air Force acquisition official’s contract management

November 9, 2004 Hoping to quell the largest procurement scandal at the Pentagon in decades, Defense Department officials said Tuesday they will review all of the contracts overseen by former Air Force procurement official Darleen Druyun. Druyun, formerly the highest-ranking civilian acquisition executive at the Air Force, was sentenced to nine months in ...

Navy signs largest public-private housing partnership

November 8, 2004 The Navy recently agreed to privatize more than 5,000 family houses on seven naval installations under the sea service's largest housing initiative to date. "Navy family housing privatization initiatives have proven to be very successful and are an important tool in the Navy's efforts to put quality homes in the ...