FCW Insider: July 15, 2021

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

Michael Brown withdraws nomination for DOD's top acquisition role

The Defense Innovation Unit's director has requested his name be withdrawn from consideration to be the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, citing delays caused by an ongoing Office of the Inspector General investigation.

OPM grapples with questions about travel reimbursements for remote workers

Officials at the Office of Personnel Management are mulling the potential impacts of an increasingly dispersed federal workforce. One is the question of who foots the bill for remote workers occasionally required to come back to the office.

Brace for debates on legacy systems, acquisition reform in NDAA, lawmaker says

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said the defense budget debate could be "pretty contentious" when it comes to convincing congress members to divest of legacy systems that heavily involve their districts.

Worries from a Democrat about the Biden administration and federal procurement

Steve Kelman is concerned that the push for more spending with small disadvantaged businesses will detract from the goal of getting the best deal for agencies and taxpayers.