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Acquisition 101: When a Bargain Isn’t a Bargain

The recurring pitfalls of chasing the lowest price in federal procurements.

GSA Wants to Make It Easier for Agencies to Buy Agile

The plan is to come up with a new contracting vehicle that will eventually allow agencies to purchase software and services from agile-certified vendors.

Federal agencies annually spend more than $34 billion on transportation and logistics.

The 10 Categories Where Federal Agencies Spend the Most on Contracting

White House moves forward with a plan to make federal acquisition more efficient.

Finding a Bargain for Government Buyers Shouldn’t Be a Crime

In acquisition parlance, ‘low-price/technically acceptable’ really means ‘low-profits/taxpayer-approved.’

Defense Agency Faulted for Wrongful Challenge to Contractor

Pentagon IG requests restoration of $6.6 million in disallowed subcontractor expenses.

Ashton Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in 2013.

Defense Secretary Nominee Forms Circle of Advisers

Ashton Carter designates small team to help in confirmation process.

Lockheed Martin Unit Forfeits $27.5 Million for Overbilling

Justice says contractor violated False Claims Act with underqualified workers.

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island, background, pulls alongside the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf.

Navy’s $2.5B Plan for Shipboard Networks Hits Snag after GAO Partially Upholds Protest

GAO's action could further delay Navy's plans to upgrade the nation’s surface warship fleet.

With New Policy, DOD Components Won’t Need DISA to Buy Cloud Services

The new guidance overrides two previous memorandums that charged DISA with assessing the security of commercial cloud service offerings.

Defense Bill Extends Disputed Small Business Program

Contractors gain opportunities for women-owned firms, exports.