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Multi-Agency Investigation Delivers $1M in Restitution for Wire Fraud Scheme

Tech industry exec and three companies plead guilty to defrauding three agencies to win small-business science grants.

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Pentagon Spending $34M to Make Presidential Jets More Posh

The Air Force is upgrading the interiors of two smaller VIP aircraft to resemble the presidential cabin of Trump’s main Air Force One jets.

Federal Acquisition Workers Rate Themselves Highly on Most Skills

Survey shows pricing for combat-area contracts as one area of difficulty.

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Shutdown Advice for Contractors: If a Stop-Work Order Comes, Stop Work

Professional Services Council prepares members for possible lapse in appropriations, while optimistic government will stay open.

A concept image of a Lockheed Martin Skunk Works hypersonic design.

Lockheed Will Design Both of the U.S. Air Force’s Hypersonic Missiles

The latest contract could give the company lasting advantage over its competitors for some of the Pentagon’s top-priority weapons.

Defense Agencies Continue Awarding Contracts to Suspended Firms, Report Finds

A 1981 law allows federal officials to override the firms’ suspensions for such misconduct as fraud, bribery and theft.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to department employees in mid-July.

Census Bureau Takes Hits from Lawsuits, GAO Review and Cancelled Contract

Government Publishing Office spent $5.5 million on a printing company for 2020 decennial forms that went bankrupt.

American Small Business League founder had sued under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain subcontracting data from helicopter-maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

Small Business Advocate Wins $475K in Legal Fees After 4-Year Fight With Government

Lloyd Chapman’s long quest for Pentagon contract data may be over.

The Iridium-7 Mission is shown on July 26.

SpaceX Pulls Ahead of Boeing in the Race to Fly American Astronauts

NASA says both companies are behind schedule—but one is closer to the finish line.

In this 2015 file photo, the Canadarm 2 reaches out to capture the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft for docking to the International Space Station.

Cargo Bases in Space: Air Force General Wants Them Within a Decade

The service’s mobility chief is already talking with SpaceX and other companies about the possibilities of orbiting supply dumps.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testifies before Congress in May.

Interior Secretary's Ties to Planned Brewery Being Probed by Watchdog

Oil company Halliburton said to cooperate to develop Zinke's Montana site.

Students and community activists at Northeastern University called on the school to nix an ICE contract in July.

Why It’s Hard To Hold Contractors Accountable For The Suffering Of Immigrant Children

Even when federal contractors stir public outrage, the government probably should be under fire.

The proposed F-15X will have a one-person cockpit, not the pilot-and-weaponeer team in these F-15E Strike Eagles.

New Details About the F-15X That Boeing is Pitching the U.S. Air Force

The single-seat jet is being built to shoot down enemy aircraft, pound targets on the ground, and even hit ships at sea.

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