Contracting

Lawmakers Press FEMA for Documents on Canceled Meals Contract for Puerto Rico

An Atlanta entrepreneur with a history of procurement problems delivered only a fraction of the order.

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Trump Said He Cut $1B from Air Force One's Price. His New Budget Says He Hasn't

The Pentagon's budget request sent to Congress on Monday still projects two new Air Force One jetliners costing $4 billion.

Read more February 14, 2018 Leave a comment

DHS’s New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck

Forget bans. Risk-based screening is the new way to vet refugees, and it could be useful for visa applicants as well.

Read more February 7, 2018 Leave a comment
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cyber security should be a top priority for its contractors.

An Echostar 105/SES-11 mission launches in October.

U.S. Air Force Looks For New Ways to Buy, Protect Satellites

Ideas include smaller constellations — perhaps even spacecraft built to commercial standards.

A Marine Corps F-35 Lightning II aircraft is escorted by two Marine F/A-18 Hornets.

The Marines Have ‘Too Many Hornets’

The commandant wants to retire beaten-up F/A-18s more quickly as F-35s join the Corps.

Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

The improvement is just the latest example of the bespoke requirements for the presidential jets.

An F-35A team at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, conduct operational testing in February 2016.

Why the Shutdown Didn’t Much Affect Defense Firms

Timing is everything. Three days — including a weekend — is not quite enough to cause production problems that really hurt.

Space-X's Falcon 9 rocket with 10 satellites launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

How the Government Shutdown Disrupted SpaceX's Plans

The government shutdown shows just how much budget fights in Washington could derail Elon Musk’s rocket ambitions.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sought the expansion of whistleblower rights.

Intelligence Community Contractors Gain Whistleblower Protections

Advocacy groups have mixed reaction given reauthorization of surveillance authority.

What Happened at the Defense Department During the 2013 Shutdown

Contractors and civilian employees will see furloughs.

Last March, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson warned top officers and civilian officials against talking too openly with the press.

The Pentagon’s Secrecy Is Undermining Its Quest for a Bigger Budget

Last year, U.S. Navy and defense leaders warned their people to watch what they say. Lawmakers say that’s made it harder to argue for spending bumps on Capitol Hill.

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald aboard the heavy lift transport vessel MV Transshelf before being transported to Huntington Ingalls Industries for repairs.

Navy: More Ships, Tech, Training, Could Help Prevent Collisions at Sea

The comments come as the Pentagon prepares to submit a budget plan expected to call for increases in the size of the military.

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