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White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

Obama-era move toward pooled agency purchasing is updated to reduce duplication.

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U.S. Army Contradictions Muddy Humvee-Replacement Plan

The service intends to buy 500 fewer JLTVs next year — but will it still buy the total planned 49,000?

Pentagon Watchdog Launches Probe of Acting Defense Chief's Boeing Ties

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

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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.

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

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

Two U.S. private security contractors investigate the site where a military armored bus was damaged by a roadside bomb on the highway near Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq in 2004.

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.

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.

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