Pentagon Tells Leaders to Talk More With Contractors — and Less to the Public and Press

One day after Air Force leaders severely restricted media contacts, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan encouraged Pentagon officials to engage more with industry.

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What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?

This week, the president inspected eight prototypes, but his administration still has a long way to go before bringing his campaign pledge to fruition.

Here’s What the Services Want from Congress This Year

After lawmakers pass the budget promised by February’s bipartisan deal, the three secretaries have other priorities for legislative action.


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President Donald Trump, joined by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, left, and First Daughter Ivanka Trump, talks with NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer onboard the International Space Station in April 2017.

How Well Does Trump Understand NASA?

As he praised the work of SpaceX, the president seemed to undermine the efforts of his own space agency.

U.S. Marine Corps F-35Bs assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, simulate a rapid rearm and refuel in December.

Lockheed: Pentagon Negotiators Are Becoming More Unpredictable

The company’s CFO says willingness to discard precedent has stalled a new deal for the F-35 — and even affected the C-130.

President Trump waves from the steps of Air Force One as he leaves for Mar-a-Lago earlier this month.

The Air Force One Deal May Be Less Rosy Than Claimed

The White House’s “fixed-price deal” may still leave the taxpayer on the hook.

An air crew from Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations delivers humanitarian aid in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Oc

FEMA Meals Contractor’s Proposal Was Rife With False Claims, Senators Allege

Feds canceled the small Atlanta firm’s $156 million deal to feed hurricane victims in Puerto Rico after the company failed to meet requirements.

White House, Boeing In Final Stages of New Air Force One Deal

President Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg met in White House this week to break gridlock on price of new presidential planes.

President Trump boards Air Force One on Feb. 5.

Trump Said He Cut $1B from Air Force One's Price. His New Budget Says He Hasn't

The Pentagon's budget request sent to Congress on Monday still projects two new Air Force One jetliners costing $4 billion.

Actor and composer of Puerto Rican descent Lin-Manuel Miranda distributes food to victims of Hurricane Maria in November.

Lawmakers Press FEMA for Documents on Canceled Meals Contract for Puerto Rico

An Atlanta entrepreneur with a history of procurement problems delivered only a fraction of the order.

DHS’s New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck

Forget bans. Risk-based screening is the new way to vet refugees, and it could be useful for visa applicants as well.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cyber security should be a top priority for its contractors.

An Echostar 105/SES-11 mission launches in October.

U.S. Air Force Looks For New Ways to Buy, Protect Satellites

Ideas include smaller constellations — perhaps even spacecraft built to commercial standards.