Contractors See Some Goodies in Big Defense Bill

Industry cheers curbs on lowest-price awards, small business reforms.

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Debate Over LGBT Discrimination at Federal Contractors Leads to Shouting Match on House Floor

Democrats outraged as Republicans decline to codify Obama executive order.

Pentagon Clerks Entered Wrong Data for Post-Contract Audits Much of the Time

Watchdog finds 82 percent of sampled records contained errors.


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Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and three colleagues wrote a letter to the OMB director.

Senators to OMB: Get Cracking on Effort to Standardize Spending Data

Behind-schedule pilot to ease DATA Act reporting burden on contractors may not follow the law.

Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert said the contracts "allow federal agencies to ... take a highly efficient and innovative approach to their human capital and training requirements."

GSA and OPM Sign With 109 Vendors for Human Capital Training

Move is part of Obama administration push for category management.

A pair of Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the flight line at Balad Air Base in Iraq at sunset in 2007.

America's Last Fighter Jet Makers Scramble to Keep Production Alive

The end is nearing for the F-15, F-16, and F/A-18 lines unless more orders come in soon.

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Navy’s NGEN Recompete Could Go Out to Bid in January

The next iteration of NGEN will allow the Navy and Marine Corps to acquire more commercial capabilities in addition to the 34 service areas under the current contract.

The Newest Customers for the Tech Behind Bitcoin are NATO and the American Military

Blockchain can be used for secure messaging and more efficient operations.

Then acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini, testifies on Capitol Hill in 2012.

Former GSA Chief Joins Tech Company Pushing Paperless Government

Dan Tangherlini says SeamlessDocs supports government reforms.


Past Performance A Big Deal for Alliant 2 Competitors

Potentially representing the largest IT contract of the year, its objective methodology for selecting winners is likely to make it also among the most competitive.

Norway's first F-35 is lifted by an overhead crane in Lockheed Martin's assembly plant in Fort Worth in April 2015.

F-35 Production Set to Quadruple As Factory Retools

After years of delays, the Joint Strike Fighter program is finally ready to hit the afterburner.

Whistleblowers Praised for Exposing Alleged Pentagon Contractor Fraud

Justice secures $13 million settlement by two firms said to have shipped by truck but billed at air rates.

An artist rendition of the Bell V-280 Valor.

The Futuristic Aircraft That May Replace the Black Hawk Will Fly Next Year

But don’t expect the V-280 or SB-1 to hit battlefields until after 2030 — unless their builders find other customers first