Contracting

Agencies Met Small Business Contracting Goals for Fifth Year Running

Federal agencies awarded 24 percent of their contracts to qualified small businesses.

House Passes Defense Authorization With Significant Headquarters Cuts

It includes a 25 percent funding cut for activities such as human resources, services contracts and real property management.

Pentagon Is Speeding Up Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia, Other Allies

A recent law allows one-size-fits-most-allies contracts, the U.S. military’s head weapons buyer explains.

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Contractors Oppose Proposed Limit on Federal Bid Protests

Pentagon wants fewer “second bites at the apple” for companies.

GSA Announces $2.5 Billion Modernization of Federal Payroll and Leave Systems

The last major payroll provider consolidation took place under the George W. Bush administration.

U.S. government agencies are barred from contracting with Chinese telecom and smartphone firm Huawei over fears of espionage.

The Navy Wants a Better Way to Keep China’s Nose Out of Its Contracts

A subcontract with a Huawei partner has the secretary looking for an ‘institutional algorithm’ for spotting dicey partnerships.

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket zooms into orbit.

The Military Will Award $10 Million To The Company That Can Launch Satellites On Short Notice

The Air Force is desperate to replace larger satellites that are vulnerable to attack, and fast.

Analysis: Scott Pruitt’s Scandals Aren’t So Bad — By Russian Standards

The actions of Donald Trump's EPA chief that raise ethical questions would be seen as normal for officials in certain other countries with little rule of law.

The Department Of Homeland Security Just Hired a U.K. Firm Of 20 People To Help With Border Security

The U.K. firm iProov has been granted a contract with the DHS for its biometric facial verification technology.

Substance Abuse Agency Wants to End ‘Contractor-Driven’ Approach to Care

A contractor group calls SAMHSA chief’s decision to end technical assistance contracts misguided.

Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits on a table in his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the La Perla neighborhood on the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

FEMA Faulted for Awarding Undeliverable Contracts, Delaying Aid During Hurricane Season

Senate Democrats say Trump administration should ensure it has more pre-arranged emergency contracts.

Mattis to Military: You Have Your Money. Spend It Wisely

The defense secretary warns “results and accountability matter in every expenditure.”

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