Contracting

Small Business Activist Wins Interim Victory Against Pentagon, Sikorsky

Chapman’s FOIA case forces out “proprietary” information on subcontractors.

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Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

A Senate-proposed “loser pays” mandate on major contracts was watered down.

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Trump Admin Tells Agencies to Strip Contract Provisions Guarding Against Wage Theft

New rule was required by a vote in Congress earlier this year.

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A repair team works on power lines on Oct. 14. A month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority of people.

Federal Probe Into Puerto Rico Power Scandal Expands

After the island’s power company canceled the controversial Whitefish contract, there are new inquiries into another deal with an Oklahoma-based company.

A U.S. Air Force RC-135, which is made by L3 Technologies.

Top Defense CEO Blasts Washington Budget Gridlock

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

An unarmed U.S. Air Force Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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."

Nextgov

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."

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