Contracting

Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.

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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."

Defense Contractor Billed Government for Porsches, Million-Dollar Salaries and Secret Guns

Senator calls for heads to roll at the Pentagon over new report of questionable spending.

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Former Pentagon Acquisitions Chief Belittles Reorg Plan

Frank Kendall sees NDAA-mandated split of his former job as doomed to fail.

The Feud Between the Trump Organization and the Secret Service

The security detail at Trump Tower has moved into a nearby trailer after a lease dispute with the president’s company.

Army Boosts Spending on Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor, Underwear

What’s almost as tough as Kevlar, as flexible as silk, has the DNA of a spider but comes from a worm? Something the Army is looking to buy for as much as $1 million.

Ex-GSA Contracting Official Gets Prison Time for Nepotism

Justice Department cites 100-plus phony federal employment applications.

Trump exits Air Force One in March.

Trump Wanted a Cheaper Air Force One. So the USAF Is Buying a Bankrupt Russian Firm’s Undelivered 747s

The service is reportedly getting a good deal on the jets, which list for around $390 million and are now sitting in the Mojave Desert.

Nextgov

NASA Program Makes Buying Legit IT Easier

The agency's SEWP customers can choose when buying from an authorized reseller matters to their agencies.

Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., wrote the successful amendment.

House Rejects Outsourcing of Federal Jobs in Vote to Block Revival of Circular A-76

Rep. Cartwright argues that public-private competition has not produced savings.

A police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014.

Lawmakers Grill Defense Officials on Equipment-Transfer Program

Members of a House committee expressed their concerns over a recent report revealing holes in how the agency turns over unused military gear to law enforcement.

Mainstays of GSA's OASIS Contract Office Take New Jobs

Federal Acquisition Service continues reorganization.

GSA Secures Discounted Airfares for Federal Travelers

Pre-negotiated rates will result in a 53 percent discount for the federal government.

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