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A traveler, left, is padded by a TSA agent as trainers, top right, lead their service dogs through the security area at Newark Liberty International Airport while taking part of a training exercise, Saturday, April 1, 2017.

DHS Achieves an Acquisition First for the Agency

The department's acquisition programs have struggled for years, but there are signs of a turnaround.

GSA May Make Industry Participation in Data Reporting Pilot Optional

Voluntary participation in the 3-year pilot had been higher than expected, leaving officials to consider whether mandating participation was necessary.

Defense Contractors See End of Budget Decline

Pentagon awards rose by a surprising 7 percent in 2016, think tank says.

In 2009, then Navy Secretary Ray Mabus tours the Austal shipyards in Mobile, Ala., to view the progress of construction on the Navy littoral combat ships.

Pentagon Needs to Set Clear Goals to Improve Acquisition Workforce

GAO notes improvements in how the department administers its workforce development fund, but says more needs to be done.

A worker welds a new fence between the Anapra neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and Sunland Park, New Mexico, on March 30.

Trump's Border Barrier Hits a Wall

The administration would need to acquire private property to build his barricade, which will put the president at odds with many in his own party.

IRS Revs Up Mandated Private Tax-Debt Collection

Agency hopes to avoid past problems through improved contractor communications.

An concept photo of a Boeing Advanced Super Hornet.

Boeing Launches Info War on the Navy’s F-35

The aerospace firm is quietly urging policymakers to cut planned purchases of carrier-based Joint Strike Fighters and buy Advanced Super Hornets instead.

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online

McCaskill-Tester bill would require publishing text of awards worth $150,000 and up.

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas

IT Subcommittee to Focus on Buying Better Tech Faster

“It’s time we align best practices in government with industry in acquisition,” Rep. Will Hurd said.

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