Contracting

Conferees Will Determine Fate of Defense Bill Provision to Deter Frivolous Contractor Bid Protests

Senate version of NDAA would require large companies to cover costs.

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Top Defense CEO Blasts Washington Budget Gridlock

‘National security is not an entitlement,” said Michael Strianese, chairman and CEO of L3 Technologies.

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For U.S. Defense Contractors, North Korean Hostilities Are Good For Business

“Clearly, as we watch what’s happening around our globe, the rather rapid advance of some of our potential adversaries is quite concerning."

Read more September 20, 2017 Leave a comment
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Here's How the Government Could Better Track Contract Spending

Lexis Nexis and the Data Foundation make a case for a decentralized but standard ID tag for all legal entities.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the bill includes "important efforts to reorganize the Department of Defense, spur innovation in defense technology, and improve defense acquisition and business operations."

White House Objects to Parts of Defense Bill that Curb President’s Power

Trump wants Senate to reconsider presidential pay authority and rejection of another base–closing round.

he acquisition cost of the next Air Force One won’t be known until sometime next year. Even with the purchase deal done for the two 747-8s, the customization work to ready them for presidential transport won’t start until 2019

Searching for $1 Billion: Inside the Pentagon’s Struggle to Match Trump’s Air Force One Boast

Details emerge about Boeing’s cost-saving pitches at Mar-a-Lago, and what Air Force leaders are really planning to cut. First to go: aerial refueling.

Debris damaged by flooding lines the streets after Hurricane Harvey.

GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Agency raises purchase thresholds and says preference should be given to local firms.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a battery located on Wake Island during a Nov. 1, 2015 flight test..

Here’s What the U.S. Could Sell South Korea and Japan to Counter North Korea

Trump doubles the allowable size of Seoul’s warheads and promises to transfer more sophisticated weapons to Asian allies.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.

What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."

Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said: "Whoever approved of this spending should be fired."

Defense Contractor Billed Government for Porsches, Million-Dollar Salaries and Secret Guns

Senator calls for heads to roll at the Pentagon over new report of questionable spending.

Former Pentagon Acquisitions Chief Belittles Reorg Plan

Frank Kendall sees NDAA-mandated split of his former job as doomed to fail.

The Feud Between the Trump Organization and the Secret Service

The security detail at Trump Tower has moved into a nearby trailer after a lease dispute with the president’s company.

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