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Labor Department Finds Senate Food Services Contractors Broke Law

Workers illegally denied a total of $1 million will receive back pay.

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Cumbersome Agency Grantmaking Process Continues to Burden Universities

GAO recommends a new push for simplicity at OMB, NIH and others.

Army Assessments of Contractors’ Past Performance Fall Short

Pentagon watchdog says evaluators didn’t understand criteria.

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Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., (left) and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are two of the bill's cosponsors.

New Whistleblower Protections for Contractors Gain Traction in Congress

Bipartisan House bill would loop in subcontractors and make experimental rules permanent.

A contractor demonstrates a restraining technique during a training session for the Iraqi police in 2008.

Justice Accuses DynCorp of False Claims on Iraq Contract

Company denies inflating costs in State Department’s Iraqi police training.

Boeing Defense CEO Leanne Caret gives Defense Secretary Ash Carter a tour of a Boeing KC-46 at at the Boeing facilities in Seattle on March 3, 2016.

The Future of Boeing Defense, According to Its New CEO

Five areas that Leanne Caret wants to focus on — and a few things she wants to stop doing.

ISIS, Iran Fueling Growth in Missile, Bomb Market, Says Raytheon CEO

Revenues are on the rise, thanks to the counter-ISIS airstrike campaign and worries about long-range missiles.

Senior Airman Amanda Nolan, 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron Security Forces Flight, scans a sector on a common remote operating weapons station from vehicle at Delta-1 Post on Kandahar Airfield.

The War Over Soon-to-Be-Outdated Army Intelligence Systems

The epic saga of Palantir vs. the Army is gearing up for a big courtroom finish.

OMB Provides New Guidance for Agencies Buying Tools to Counter Identity Theft

The move extends category management to credit monitoring services, updating previous policy.

SBA to Interpret Supreme Court Contractor Ruling for Small Business

"Kingdomware" decision applies to VA but could affect broader regulations.

Nextgov

The Decade’s Biggest IT Contract Is Out for Bid

"These next-gen Alliant vehicles have great potential to provide agencies with new IT offerings, expanded scope and flexible options while driving down costs for the American taxpayer," said Mary Davie, assistant commissioner for GSA’s Office of Integrated Technology Services.

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DHS to Host Industry Day for Agile

The department wants its own blanket purchase agreement for agile services.

Overspending on Little Things Adds Up to Billions Wasted Across Government

Agencies should identify spending patterns to leverage buying power, GAO says.

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