Contracting

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.

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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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The Department Of Homeland Security Just Hired a U.K. Firm Of 20 People To Help With Border Security

The U.K. firm iProov has been granted a contract with the DHS for its biometric facial verification technology.

Substance Abuse Agency Wants to End ‘Contractor-Driven’ Approach to Care

A contractor group calls SAMHSA chief’s decision to end technical assistance contracts misguided.

Roberto Figueroa Caballero sits on a table in his home that was destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the La Perla neighborhood on the coast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

FEMA Faulted for Awarding Undeliverable Contracts, Delaying Aid During Hurricane Season

Senate Democrats say Trump administration should ensure it has more pre-arranged emergency contracts.

Mattis to Military: You Have Your Money. Spend It Wisely

The defense secretary warns “results and accountability matter in every expenditure.”

Army Told to Improve Monitoring of Small Business Subcontracts

Pentagon watchdog finds high turnover and poor training among contracting officials.

A Boeing-made KC-46 tanker refuels a C-17.

Air Force Secretary: Boeing Is Giving Its Tanker Short Shrift

Pointing to the KC-46 program’s latest problems, Heather Wilson says the company is focusing too much on its civil aircraft.

The CVN-78 Ford aircraft carrier program, in which problems with integrating several unproven subsystems led to massive cost overruns.

Analysis: Five Myths About Pentagon Weapons Programs

As the service secretaries converge on Capitol Hill to talk acquisition reform, it’s important to sort fact from fiction.

Facebook Just Blocked This Cambridge Analytica Affiliate. Why Does It Still Have a State Department Contract?

Strategic Communications Laboratories worked with Cambridge Analytica, which reportedly used social media data to target likely Trump voters.

What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?

This week, the president inspected eight prototypes, but his administration still has a long way to go before bringing his campaign pledge to fruition.

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