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Booz Allen Wins Corrective Action from GSA on Army Software Contract

GAO backs most but not all of the contractor’s bid protest against Raytheon.

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Scrapped: $24M Plan to Replace Refrigerators On Air Force One

Rep. Joe Courtney says the no-bid deal “didn’t pass the smell test.”

The U.S. Defense Industry Wants an Arms-Export Czar

AIA proposes the appointment of a single official or government body to shepherd deals through the Defense, State and Commerce Departments — among other changes.

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C-5 Galaxy tails on the flightline frame a C-5 on final approach to Westover Air Reserve Base.

The Air Force Is Waiting a Year for Parts That It Could 3D-Print

Its chief weapons buyer is mulling licensing arrangements to allow third-party manufacture.

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson speaks to Air Force cadets at Northeastern University in Boston April 4.

Here’s How the Air Force Is Using Its New Purchasing Power

Next week, program heads will meet at the Pentagon to brief the service’s new acquisition board of directors.

Agencies Met Small Business Contracting Goals for Fifth Year Running

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

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the bill offers long-needed reform.

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.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Experiment THAAD (FET)-01 on July 30, 2017 (EDT). During the test, the THAAD weapon system successfully interc

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.

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.

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