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The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan

Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on.

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Lawmakers Aim to Restrict Use of Lowest-Price Contracts

Bipartisan bill would extend Pentagon rules to civilian agencies.

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How Homeland Security Spent Millions on a Nonexistent Service

The IG found that the department botched a software purchase in "a textbook definition of waste.”

SparkCognition’s CEO says his company’s AI might be able to diagnose and predict engineering problems like the ones that have bedeviled the USS Coronado and other U.S. Navy littoral combat ships.

For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself

An AI startup with dozens of aviation-industry customers sets its sights on the U.S. military.

Former GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth. Roth allegedly retaliated against Sharpe.

GSA Watchdog Details Clash That Drove Sharpe from Acquisition Service

Alleged whistleblower retaliation included threats of negative review and transfer.

OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said, “If no one is asking for it, maybe it doesn’t have much value to it."

Contractors Object to Parts of OMB's Agency Reporting Reductions

Some changes to requirements could cause confusion or remove useful controls, group argues.

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CSRA Will Build the Next MilCloud

The Falls Church, Virginia-based IT contractor captured the IDIQ contract, valued at up to $500 million.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said reforms will "streamline the bureaucracy, drive greater efficiency through competition" and provide tools for better decision-making.

Should DCAA Hand Certain Audits to Commercial Firms?

Acquisition reforms prompt defense of agency’s expertise, mission.

The Patrouille de France air demonstration team performs a flyby to signify the official start of the Paris Air Show on June 19.

Global Demand for U.S. Weapons 'Busier Than Ever' in Trump Era, So Far

Large American delegation at Paris Air Show reassures allies worried about disengagement.

Afghan National Army recruits stand in formation during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center Sept. 22, 2011

U.S. Wastes $28 Million on Afghan Soldiers's Uniforms, Watchdog Says

A report deemed the camouflage pattern inappropriate for a country that is only 2.1 percent forest.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, while a Republican House Member from South Carolina, said at a July 2016 hearing that he was interested in reviving the A-76 public-private competitions.

OMB 'Out of Practice' on Competitive Sourcing, Adviser Says

Springer skeptical that Trump should end moratorium on A-76 bidding by private contractors yet.

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