Contracting

Ex-Navy Contract Officer Gets Prison Time in 'Fat Leonard' Scandal

Paul Simpkins pleads guilty to taking bribes for steering contracts to Malaysia-based firm.

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Littoral Combat Ship, at a Critical Juncture

With the ship’s purchase plans in doubt, detractors exchange fire with Navy supporters at contentious Senate hearing.

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The Department of Homeland Security Wants to Keep Using Private Prisons For Immigration Detention

65% of immigrants are being held in privately run immigration detention centers.

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The 11th Street entrance to Trump International Hotel in Washington.

House Democrats Want to Know What GSA Plans to Do About Trump's Hotel Lease

Oversight and Transportation members seek details on candidate's early briefings.

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., has pushed provision to separate acquisition from research and engineering functions.

Defense Bill Stripped of Language Overturning Contractor Executive Orders

Contractor “religious freedom” and “fair pay” issues punted to incoming Trump team.

Obama's 'Fair Pay, Safe Workplaces' Rule for Federal Contractors Appears Endangered

Rule could fall as part of Trump’s broad promise to cut regulations.

Boeing Defense CEO Weighs Spending More Time in DC

The shift would follow a raft of larger organizational and personnel changes at the aerospace giant.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington in June.

The Federal Government is Quietly Backing Out of Its Promise to Phase Out Private Prisons

The Bureau of Prisons is renewing contracts with private prison companies, despite plans to phase their use out.

How Much Should Air Traffic Controllers Trust New Flight Management Systems?

The FAA's NextGen system should bring safety and efficiency to American air travel, but its users need to understand it clearly.

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron takes off Nov. 16, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan.

Decision Time: Half of U.S. F-15s Need Overhauls — Or Retirement

In a backseat ride over New Hampshire, the Eagle shows why it’s still lethal, yet increasingly expensive.

Small Business Group Renews Suit Challenging SBA’s Goal Claims

At issue is the methodology for defining a small business in agency contracting.

The Trump International Hotel, formerly the Old Post Office Pavilion, in Washington.

GSA Will Examine Ethics Issues Around Trump’s D.C. Hotel Lease

President-elect’s stewardship of the Old Post Office Pavilion is a conflict of interest, procurement experts say.

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