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Defense Contractor Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for $53 Million Procurement Fraud and Illegal Gratuities Scheme

On April 27, 2017, U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis sentenced John Wilkerson, age 51, of Moultrie, Georgia to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy and for paying illegal gratuities to a government official, in connection with the award of more than $53 million in … Continue reading

Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems

Raytheon has won a three-year, $15 million contract to analyze high-power electromagnetic systems for the Air Force in an effort to determine how they can integrate with airborne platforms. Source: Raytheon to analyze Air Force electromagnetic systems — Washington Technology

GAO: No Set Aside Required Where Offerors’ Prices Too High

An agency was justified in canceling a small business set-aside solicitation–and reissuing the solicitation on an unrestricted basis–where the agency determined that the prices offered by small businesses were too high. Continue reading

Yearlong CR would be ‘punch to the belly’ and ’roundhouse to the head’ for military

A yearlong continuing resolution will have a huge impact on the Army and Air Force, halting civilian hiring and training for service members. 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

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

Air Force will prioritize maintainers if force grows

The Air Force is trying to shore up its shortage of 4,000 maintainers if Congress will give it the funds it needs to build up its force, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein Continue reading

Air Force Sec. James says goodbye with new cyber service

James announced the Air Force is creating its own digital service that will focus on building software excellence into new programs. Continue reading

Air Force creates new office to crunch human capital data

The Air Force is standing up a new human capital analytics office, hoping to make better use of the data it already has in order to help solve ongoing recruiting and retention challenges. Continue reading

In lieu of BRAC, Air Force makes its own assessments about most valuable bases

That’s a step that DoD officials, until now, have been extremely reluctant to take for fear of biasing any potential BRAC round that may still lie in the future. Continue reading