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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

Lawmakers unveil $578 billion Pentagon spending bill

Lawmakers on Thursday unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September Continue reading

Fully funded defense appropriations bill getting a late jumpstart

It may be late, but the Defense Department might end up getting its 2017 funding after all. Continue reading

DOD vague on AT&L split

The Department of Defense complied with a requirement to show Congress its progress toward splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and the creation of a chief management officer position. Continue reading

April showers bring legislative flowers for defense

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said he’s hopeful Congress can actually appropriate 2017 funds to the Defense Department before April 1. Continue reading

For the Army, ‘Cyberwar’ Is Quickly Becoming Just ‘War’

The next great conflict will play out not just on physical terrain, but also in the electrical pulses of cyberspace and the electronic spectrum. Continue reading

Contractor indicted for stealing spy secrets

A federal grand jury indicted contractor Harold Martin on Thursday for allegedly stealing government secrets over a 20 year period. Continue reading

Cybersecurity Still an Uphill Battle After OPM Breach, DoD CIO Says

Though lessons learned from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach have resulted in many improvements in cybersecurity practices, the 2015 breach and subsequent cyber incidents led members at a House Oversight Committee hearing on Thursday to question the pace of Federal data protection efforts. Continue reading