Defense Contracting

Pentagon Advised to Keep Better Tabs on Defense Industry Before Reforming Payments

Impact of performance pay and contractor borrowing hasn’t been studied for 30 years.

Senate Clears $750 Billion Defense Policy Bill That Reforms the Security Clearance Process

Authorization act also contains 3.1% military pay hike and streamlines acquisition processes.

How the Pentagon Nickel-and-Dimed Its Way Into Losing a Drone

The lion’s share of the U.S. drone fleet is easy prey for advanced air defenses. It didn’t have to be that way.

Elizabeth Warren Urges Pentagon To Provide Stricter Oversight Of Federal Contracting

Warren cited a report that found Pentagon officials do not always consider the safety records of companies when reviewing contracting bids.

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Failed to Ensure Proper Parts for F-35

Watchdog questions adherence to contracts and performance incentives for Defense’s largest buy.

Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ Away

But the Air Force is once again accepting aircraft so that new inspection processes can be brought to bear, acquisition chief Roper says.

Pentagon Gives Turkey a Deadline to Cancel S-400 Deal or Lose F-35

By July 31, says the ASecDef, Ankara must choose between the Russian S-400 or the U.S.-led JSF.

Pentagon Parts Contractor Draws Bipartisan Outrage Over Pricing

Sen. Grassley asks acting Defense chief for action on overcharges exposed by watchdog.


U.S., Poland to Discuss Potential F-35 Sale, Air Force Secretary Says

Warsaw’s eagerness to buy the Joint Strike Fighter came up during Heather Wilson’s April visit to Poland.

Newly Unveiled Pentagon Fraud Report Names 9 Debarred Contractors

From 2013-2017, investigators pursued 1,059 criminal cases and convicted 1,087 defendants.

Pentagon ‘Matchmakers’ Aim to Keep U.S. Tech Firms from Taking Chinese Money

Defense officials hope to protect cutting-edge technologies by getting innovative firms funded by U.S.-friendly investors.

Robots and Lasers Are Bringing Shipbuilding into the Digital Age

Even decades-old aircraft carriers are being mapped onto digital models at Newport News Shipbuilding.

House Lawmakers To Ask Justice Department to Investigate Erik Prince

‘Very strong evidence’ that Blackwater founder committed perjury, says Intel chairman Schiff.

Here's the U.S. Navy’s Drone Tanker, on the Road

A test prototype of Boeing’s MQ-25 carrier-based refueling aircraft gets a ride to its test airfield.

Pentagon Delivers Installment on Plan to Streamline Business Operations

Main goals are accelerating hiring and curbing duplication, as Congress mandated.

Acting Defense Chief Cleared of Accusations of Ethics Abuse

Shanahan did not tilt decisions to former employer Boeing, IG concludes.