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27 Percent Of DoD Mentor-Protege Agreements May Be Deficient, GAO Says

The GAO estimates that 27 percent of DoD mentor-protege agreements are deficient. Continue reading

DoD in process of splitting responsibilities for two new acquisition offices

The Pentagon is doing preliminary work on splicing its acquisition office into two distinct areas: research and engineering, and day-to-day business acquisitions, Continue reading

Counterintelligence Chief: Contractors ‘Kicking Butt’ in Combating Insider Threats

Anticipating threats “is a team sport,” Bill Evanina, the government’s national counterintelligence executive, told a gathering of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, a nonprofit group made up of contractors and former intelligence officials Continue reading

UnitedHealthcare protests losing out on federal contracts

UnitedHealthcare has filed protests against a federal decision last month to award two large contracts in military health care to rival insurers. Source: UnitedHealthcare protests losing out on federal contracts – StarTribune.com

GAO: DoD boosted its ‘buying power’ by $10.7 billion in 2016

The media and Congress are quick to point out instances in which Pentagon procurement has gone drastically awry, and rightly so, since it’s public money at stake. Continue reading

Defense Contractors See End of Budget Decline

The Pentagon, as the government’s largest buyer of goods and services, is ending a seven-year drawdown of acquisition spending, according to a study released on Wednesday. Continue reading

Defense contracting rebounded in 2016, but R&D spending continues to suffer

A new analysis of government data shows that 2016 may have been the low ebb of Defense contract spending, following six years of steady declines. Continue reading

What DOD’s next CIO will have to deal with

The Defense Department CIO might not be among the top 10 positions the administration is rushing to fill, but the role could have an enormous impact in the coming years. Continue reading

White House details how it wants civilian agencies to cut $18B in FY2017

The White House has a few more details about how exactly it wants to cut $18 billion Continue reading

TRANSCOM worried about cybersecurity gap between DoD and civilian networks

United States Transportation Command’s leader says domestic cyber networks need more security to uphold the defense of the nation. Continue reading