ATF Rushed Sole-Source Contracts Without Market Research, Watchdog Finds

Agency met small business award goals, mostly to Alaska Native Corporations.

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Air Force One: New Estimate Bumps Total Cost By Nearly One-Third

The $5.3 billion price tag is the Pentagon’s first public accounting to include the new hangars and various other costs.

Who Are The Private Contractors Fighting In Iraq And Afghanistan? An Inside Look At This Invisible Military Force

A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.


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A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus touches down at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2018.

Boeing Has ‘Severe Situation’ After Parts Left in Tankers, Says Top USAF Buyer

Will Roper’s harsh assessment comes amid the unrelated grounding of company’s popular 737 Max jetliner.

Pentagon Forced to Go to Trial on Withheld FOIA Documents

Small business group has long sought subcontractor data from Sikorsky.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said: “We are trying to get the conferees to approve a proposal to deal with federal contracts.”

Contractor Back Pay Bills Swirl Around Talks to Avoid New Shutdown

Trump is said to be resisting plans to reimburse mostly low-income employees for the 35-day shutdown.

President Trump meets with American manufactures and signs an executive order to strengthen purchases of American products.

Trump Expands ‘Buy American’ Requirements to Agency Procurements

The executive order’s definition of infrastructure includes cybersecurity.

U.S. troops patrol Dolana village of Parwan province, Afghanistan, in 2014.

U.S-Backed Efforts in Afghanistan Flail as Government Loses Land to Enemy

Watchdog finds continued corruption, contractors blocked from combat zones.

Federal employees and their allies rallied outside the Federal Building in Ogden, Utah on Jan. 10.

‘Tens of Thousands’ of Government Contractors Laid Off Due to Shutdown

The prolonged government shutdown is getting "pretty scary" as the number of federal employees and contractors forced out of work could impact the nation’s next jobs report.

Don’t Blame the Government Shutdown for SpaceX Delays

The impasse in Washington hasn’t yet threatened a significant milestone in the American space program.

GPO Redirects Census Printing Contract Following Legal Challenge

Forms and mailers for 2020 count awarded to R.R. Donnelley for $114 million.


GPO Awards $115 Million for Census Questionnaires, Paper Products

The contract was recompeted after the previous vendor filed for bankruptcy.

Among the defense-related firms affected by the shutdown is Engility, whose NASA trip-planning software was tested aboard this Piaggio P. 180 Avanti aircraft.

Defense Companies Starting to Feel Effect of the Shutdown

Firms working for NASA, DHS, and other shuttered federal agencies are taking hits to their cash flow.