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GAO Weighs in on the State of Federal Contracting

Services contracts have now risen to 60 percent of total government obligations — 50 percent of Pentagon awards and 80 percent of those let by civilian agencies over the past five years, GAO said. Continue reading

Retired Navy admiral among 9 indicted in bribery case

A retired Navy admiral and eight other current and former military officers were bribed with sex, trips and other lavish perks, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday Continue reading

Air Force probes sensitive data leak

The U.S. Air Force is currently investigating how and why a hard drive containing a trove of sensitive files and data was online and publicly accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Continue reading

IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

The White House’s budget guidance calls for a $54 billion bump in military spending that would be offset by cuts from civilian agencies. Continue reading

Army seeks help to guard against fake social media accounts

The Army is looking for help from a vendor to find, monitor and get rid of imposter social media accounts. Continue reading

With possibility of more troops, Marines add an electronic warfare force

MEFs are large task force units composed of headquarters, ground, air and logistics components. Continue reading

Active Duty Air Force Master Sergeant Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes in a Government Contract Fraud Scheme

United States Air Force Master Sergeant Cody Boone Covert, 43, of Fort Walton Beach, was sentenced late yesterday to 23 months in prison and $126,300 in restitution for conspiracy (to commit theft of honest services and wire fraud) and bribery by a public official. Continue reading

Seven Defendants Plead Guilty to Millions of Dollars of Fraudulent Sales to Defense Department

Jeffrey Harrington and Michael Mayer, the owners of several defense contracting firms, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford this morning to conspiring to commit wire fraud and file false claims, and to making false statements on their federal income tax returns. Continue reading

Feds say Navy contractor stole $13 million, but U.S. government still works with it

A North Carolina-based defense contractor defrauded the U.S. government of more than $13.6 million over the course of a decade, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. Continue reading

Contractor At U.S. Military Bases Admits Paying Bribes And Kickbacks

A Pennsylvania man who operated a construction company that did work at construction projects at two military bases in New Jersey today admitted paying bribes and kickbacks to get the contracts, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Continue reading