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Lockheed, Frustrated with US Air Force, Eyes Foreign F-35 Sales

The service’s proposed purchase of Boeing F-15s has the company increasing its sales efforts on Capitol Hill, and elsewhere.

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Watchdog Questions NSA’s $636 Million in Award Fee Incentive Contracts

Justifications of costs and benefits may not have served government’s interests.

Pentagon Contract Managers Failed to Police Overpayments to Executives

Inspector general questioned $22 million in 18 audits not allowable under the FAR.

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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, left, gives two thumbs up for U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza, right, as she is acknowledged by President Donald Trump at an event about taxes in June 2018.

Trump to Nominate U.S. Treasurer to Run Small Business Administration

Jovita Carranza, who served as an adviser to the Trump campaign, worked at the agency before.

Staffing Shortages Impede State Department Monitoring of War-Zone Contracts

Watchdog finds several bureaus allowed questionable invoices to go through.

Ex-Army Colonel Pleads Guilty in Contractor Kickback Scheme

Georgia company posing as disadvantaged paid bribe of at least $1.2 million.

A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle displays its overall capabilities during a live demonstration at the School of Infantry West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27, 2019.

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?

White House Issues New Guidance on Category Management

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

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Wednesday.

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

Shanahan welcomes the investigation pushed by Democrats and transparency group.

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.

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