Contracting

Obama Names Denise Turner Roth to Head GSA

Deputy chief had been acting since Tangherlini left in February.

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Senate Defense Bill Lays Out Acquisition Reforms, HQ Personnel Cuts

McCain lauds trims of $10 billion in “unnecessary spending.”

U.S. Bid to Stand Up Afghan Aviation Capabilities Falters

SIGAR warns $562 million effort may require a new training contract.

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VA Put Vets at Risk by Spending Billions Unlawfully, Whistleblower Says

Secretary McDonald says the whistleblower should fix the problem himself.

Pope Francis Calls the Global Arms Business “the Industry of Death”

Military contractors dominate the $400 billion arms industry.

SBA Tops Off Small Business Week with Outreach to Women Contractors

Officials say set-asides are more plentiful under expanded industry categories.

Finding a Cure for What Ails Defense Acquisition

Why the Pentagon’s prescription for staying ahead of the curve falls short.

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. Public Citizen accused SBA of using accounting tricks and misapplying the law.

Advocacy Group Accuses SBA of Misapplying Law on Small Business Set-Asides

Public Citizen joins debate over large corporations taking small-entity contracts.

An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter arrives at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

F-35 Joint Fighter Program Flies Through Flak from Watchdogs

House defense bill continues investment despite questions on engine reliability.

House members are growing impatient with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson's ongoing "Unity of Effort" initiative. Johnson is shown here touring an automated package handling facility in Kentucky last summer.

Lawmakers Aim to Streamline Homeland Security Purchasing

Bipartisan bill was prompted by cost estimates for buys that rose by $10 billion.

Nextgov

DHS Scales Back License Plate-Tracking Surveillance

The new system, announced last month, will compile license plate records from "at least 25 states" instead of all states.

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US CIO Tony Scott Says Federal IT is Now a ‘Contact Sport.’ Here’s the Rulebook.

New OMB guidance aims to break down barriers that have sprouted up between IT decision-makers and other agency officials.

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Departing Aerospace Industries Leader: First-Rate Nations Respect and Support Public Servants

In exit interview, Blakey criticizes congressional gridlock, urges Defense budget compromises.

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