Contracting

Preaching from the Choir: Conservatives, Defense Execs Beg Trump to Challenge Russia, Make Budget Deal

At the Reagan Presidential Library, the country's biggest defense spending hawks doubt Congress can deliver Trump's promised military buildup.

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Pentagon Building Wish List for New Technology Spending

The military’s top weapons buyer wants to better coordinate the Defense Department’s investments across its labs and research offices.

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Could a New Cessna Find Its Way to the Battlefield?

FedEx will be the first to operate the new twin-engine turboprop, but military sales may not be far behind.

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Small Business Activist Wins Interim Victory Against Pentagon, Sikorsky

Chapman’s FOIA case forces out “proprietary” information on subcontractors.

Defense Authorization Bill Allows Pilot Program on Curbing Bid Protests

A Senate-proposed “loser pays” mandate on major contracts was watered down.

Trump Admin Tells Agencies to Strip Contract Provisions Guarding Against Wage Theft

New rule was required by a vote in Congress earlier this year.

A repair team works on power lines on Oct. 14. A month after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, power is still out for the vast majority of people.

Federal Probe Into Puerto Rico Power Scandal Expands

After the island’s power company canceled the controversial Whitefish contract, there are new inquiries into another deal with an Oklahoma-based company.

A U.S. Air Force RC-135, which is made by L3 Technologies.

Top Defense CEO Blasts Washington Budget Gridlock

‘National security is not an entitlement,” said Michael Strianese, chairman and CEO of L3 Technologies.

An unarmed U.S. Air Force Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test May 3, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

For U.S. Defense Contractors, North Korean Hostilities Are Good For Business

“Clearly, as we watch what’s happening around our globe, the rather rapid advance of some of our potential adversaries is quite concerning."

Nextgov

Here's How the Government Could Better Track Contract Spending

Lexis Nexis and the Data Foundation make a case for a decentralized but standard ID tag for all legal entities.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said the bill includes "important efforts to reorganize the Department of Defense, spur innovation in defense technology, and improve defense acquisition and business operations."

White House Objects to Parts of Defense Bill that Curb President’s Power

Trump wants Senate to reconsider presidential pay authority and rejection of another base–closing round.

he acquisition cost of the next Air Force One won’t be known until sometime next year. Even with the purchase deal done for the two 747-8s, the customization work to ready them for presidential transport won’t start until 2019

Searching for $1 Billion: Inside the Pentagon’s Struggle to Match Trump’s Air Force One Boast

Details emerge about Boeing’s cost-saving pitches at Mar-a-Lago, and what Air Force leaders are really planning to cut. First to go: aerial refueling.

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