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Monthly Archives: September, 2017
Hawaiian Airlines on Friday received a more than $1 million contract modification from U.S. Department of Defense.
The Honolulu-based carrier was one of 24 air service providers that received the one of 12 economic price adjustments, according to a statement.
The companies will provide charter airlift services in support of the civil reserve air fleet.
Other airlines that service Hawaii and received a modification include Alaska Airlines ($502,600), Delta Air Lines ($58.2 million)
and American Airlines as part of a group of five service providers ($570.6 million).
Hawaiian Airlines transported more than 1.8 million passengers to Hawaii in 2016, according to Pacific Business News research.
The DOD said the modifications increase the cumulative face value of the program to more than $2.6 billion.
U.S. TRANSPORTATION COMMAND
Twenty-four companies have been awarded 12 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment modifications. The modifications exercised option period one for Charter Airlift Services,
Federal Contracting: Additional Management Attention and Action Needed to Close Contracts and Reduce Audit Backlog
Closing contracts ensures the government receives goods or services at the agreed price. We found that contracts were not closed on time at DOD, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Justice and State.
A challenge to closing certain contracts is the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s backlog of incurred cost audits, which identify whether costs are allowable—information needed to close these contracts. While DCAA reduced this backlog, its timeliness in starting audits could improve: it took an average of 747 days to begin an audit in FY2016.
We recommended that these agencies and DCAA improve efforts to reduce their respective backlogs.
Defense Supply Chain: DOD Needs Complete Information on Single Sources of Supply to Proactively Manage the Risks
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) 2016 report on risks associated with single sources of supply did not fully address two of the four elements directed by a Senate report and did not include other information that would have provided further insight into those risks. DOD included information on major defense acquisition programs and supporting parts provided by each single source of supply. However, DOD did not include implementation plans and timelines for risk mitigation actions or information about the effects of the loss of suppliers, as directed. In addition, complete information about DOD organic facilities was not included.
Thinking differently, especially about how to pick procurement professionals, could lead to greater innovation.
WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon is hoping industry will volunteer information on weak spots in their industrial supply chains, as part of a broader review and war-gaming effort to discover potential failure points for America’s defense industrial base.John McGinn, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for defense, manufacturing and industrial base policy, laid out Wednesday how his team is hoping to prepare the department for an industrial base crisis in a time of conflict.
Agency plans are due this week — that’s just the beginning for federal managers.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis affirmed the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan and praised the accomplishments of Afghan security forces during a news conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a joint statement during the 68th International