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Merging Common Purchases Makes Dollars and Sense

Taking a page from industry’s book on smarter spending.

Why Things Go Wrong

When an acquisition process is flawed, the outcome isn’t hard to predict.

A B-2, B-52, and B-1 fly in formation over Shreveport, La., on May 10 during the Defenders of Liberty Airshow and Open House in 2008.

Northrop Grumman to Build New Air Force Bomber

After years of internal Pentagon fighting to keep the project alive, the air service reveals a builder, but little else.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., wrote a letter seeking more information, along with Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.

Senators Press White House to Clamp Down on 'Bridge Contracts'

Carper-McCaskill letter to procurement chief seeks tougher oversight to ensure competition.

OMB Rolls Out Plan for Governance Body to Boost Shared Services

GSA will host centralized push for interagency financial management, payroll and IT tasks.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, called the hearing.

Government Publishing Office Defends Its Role in Making Secure Identity Cards

Lawmakers may amend law to clarify value of private-sector competition.

A technician performs post-flight checks on a Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet in 2013.

What If Canada's New Government Doesn’t Buy the F-35?

The F/A-18 Super Hornet could be the RCAF’s next top fighter if the new Liberal government keeps its vow to jettison the Joint Strike Fighter.

Teaching Digital Buyers to Transform Acquisition

Public prize competition takes culture change to new level.

Under the Hood of DIA’s $6B E-SITE Deal

The final payout may not be as big as you think, partly because of a significant change in how DIA approaches IT.

Temporary 'Bridge Contracts' Risk Overpayments

Awards of sole-source extensions need more definition, GAO warns.