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Small, Mid-Sized Firms Face Ethics Hurdles
Industries, and the companies which operate within them, adapt to changing market conditions.
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Cyber Rule to Safeguard Contractor System
The Defense Department, GSA and NASA issued a final rule May 16 to add a new subpart and contract clause to the FAR.
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Congress recently tasked the Air Force to study the cost and feasibility of restarting the F-22 Raptor production line.
Concerned about the growing capabilities of potential adversaries, the Navy and Marine Corps see platform networking, automation and multi-mission payloads as ways to stay ahead of emerging threats.
As the Army and Marine Corps prepare to take delivery of their first batches of joint light tactical vehicles this fall, the land services have few other programs in the works.

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Foreign Military Sales More Vital Than Ever
Recently, the House Armed Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations asked the National Defense Industrial Association to offer its perspective on foreign military sales.
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DoD Must Explain Why It Needs IP Rights
It's a question that contractors must answer before they compete for Pentagon work: Do I want to risk losing control of my intellectual property?
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Want a Secure Border? Open Up the Coffers
Watching the recent House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on border technology brought to mind the Yogi Berra axiom: "It's déjà vu all over again."
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