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Searching for $1 Billion: Inside the Pentagon’s Struggle to Match Trump’s Air Force One Boast

Details emerge about Boeing’s cost-saving pitches at Mar-a-Lago, and what Air Force leaders are really planning to cut. First to go: aerial refueling.

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Here's How the Government Could Better Track Contract Spending

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Lexis Nexis and the Data Foundation make a case for a decentralized but standard ID tag for all legal entities.

Read more September 14, 2017 Leave a comment

White House Objects to Parts of Defense Bill that Curb President’s Power

Trump wants Senate to reconsider presidential pay authority and rejection of another base–closing round.

Read more September 12, 2017 Leave a comment
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Debris damaged by flooding lines the streets after Hurricane Harvey.

GSA Relaxes Rules to Speed Contracting for Hurricane Relief Efforts

Agency raises purchase thresholds and says preference should be given to local firms.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from a battery located on Wake Island during a Nov. 1, 2015 flight test..

Here’s What the U.S. Could Sell South Korea and Japan to Counter North Korea

Trump doubles the allowable size of Seoul’s warheads and promises to transfer more sophisticated weapons to Asian allies.

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor, 541st Sapper Co., 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade, provides security while his team bounds forward, at Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan in 2011.

What Should Trump Do in Afghanistan?

"It’s unfortunate that the strategy review has taken so long and now has become involved in a political debate over what America’s role in the world should be."

Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said: "Whoever approved of this spending should be fired."

Defense Contractor Billed Government for Porsches, Million-Dollar Salaries and Secret Guns

Senator calls for heads to roll at the Pentagon over new report of questionable spending.

Former Pentagon Acquisitions Chief Belittles Reorg Plan

Frank Kendall sees NDAA-mandated split of his former job as doomed to fail.

The Feud Between the Trump Organization and the Secret Service

The security detail at Trump Tower has moved into a nearby trailer after a lease dispute with the president’s company.

Army Boosts Spending on Genetically Engineered Spider Silk for Body Armor, Underwear

What’s almost as tough as Kevlar, as flexible as silk, has the DNA of a spider but comes from a worm? Something the Army is looking to buy for as much as $1 million.

Ex-GSA Contracting Official Gets Prison Time for Nepotism

Justice Department cites 100-plus phony federal employment applications.

Trump exits Air Force One in March.

Trump Wanted a Cheaper Air Force One. So the USAF Is Buying a Bankrupt Russian Firm’s Undelivered 747s

The service is reportedly getting a good deal on the jets, which list for around $390 million and are now sitting in the Mojave Desert.

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