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Can One Single Service Control All Military Drones?

Ten years ago, the Air Force lost its bid to control the Pentagon’s nascent UAV fleets. Some say it should try again

Agencies Rely on Contractor Tool to Spot Procurement Errors

PotomacWave’s FedDataCheck automates quality review for contracting officers.

Why Defense Can’t Buy Cyber Stuff Fast Enough

Agile reforms won’t work until the culture changes.

Former director of the Cleveland VA Medical Center already pleaded guilty.

VA Contractor Convicted of Bribing Former Department Official

Mark S. Farmer of Arlington, Va., conspired with former Cleveland VA Medical Center director to get a leg up on competitors.

Drone Manufacturer Has Been Flying Spy Missions For Defense Since Early August

The US military has hired General Atomics to fly some missions — just ISR so far, but what about the future?

Shopping for Training and Development Services Could Soon Get Easier

OPM and GSA release requests for proposals as part of an effort to streamline procurement through category management.

QTS Sets Eyes on Federal Market with Carpathia Acquisition

The Kansas-based company, which already services many federal customers through 12 nationwide data centers, spent $326 million acquiring the cloud services provider.

No Protests After $9 Billion Pentagon Contract

Sources with knowledge of the bids tell Nextgov that Leidos’ bid was about $1 billion cheaper than the bids of its competitors over the contract’s 10-year base.

Agencies Should Drive Harder Bargains for Supplies, GAO Says

Contracting officers at HHS, GSA and DoD aren’t very good at snaring discounts.

Attention from the White House has helped meet the goals.

White House Focus, SES Visibility Help Agencies Meet Small Business Goals

SBA’s Shoraka expresses confidence that set-aside abuse by large firms is minimal.