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  • Defense Department

    July 2018

    Section 809 Panel Recommending Changes to Hiring Authorities

    The latest report by the influential Section 809 Panel offers suggestions to Pentagon leaders to speed up the hiring of key acquisition positions, a panel commissioner said July 13.
  • Cybersecurity

    July 2018

    Viewpoint: Some FAQs Answered About the New Cybersecurity Rule

    By Townsend L. Bourne
    The majority of Defense Department contractors no doubt by now have drafted and populated a system security plan in accordance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement cybersecurity provisions, which require implementation of the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-171.
  • Defense Department

    June 2018

    Section 809 Panel Proposes Major Restructuring of Acquisition Programs

    An influential advisory group created to help streamline the Pentagon’s cumbersome acquisition system is calling for a major structural shift in the way that the department manages its projects.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2018

    Congress Looks to Redefine the ‘Subcontract’

    By Susan B. Cassidy and Justin M. Ganderson
    If an agreement qualifies as a “subcontract” under a government contract, then it may be subject to certain flow-down, compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2018

    We May Not Be as Ethical as We Think We Are

    By Jeffrey M. Kaplan
    Judge Learned Hand famously said: “The spirit of liberty is the spirit that is not too sure that it is right.” Many believe it was a profound statement. But what — if anything — does it have to do with ethics?
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    How to Handle Ethics-Related Disputes

    By David Robbins
    Proper business ethics is not only good business, but also required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation. However, there are times when contractors and the government do not have the same view of what proper business ethics are.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    Take Heed of Trade Agreements Act

    By Justin M. Ganderson , Evan R. Sherwood and Jason Workmaster
    Contractors that must comply with the government’s domestic preference laws should take note of United States ex rel. Folliard v. Comstor Corp. — a recent decision dismissing a country-of-origin fraud lawsuit initiated by serial relator Brady Folliard.
  • Air Power

    May 2018

    Aerospace, Defense Industry Must Join Digital Revolution

    By Ed Kraft and Dave Chesebrough
    A hallmark of modern, innovative businesses is that they think digitally. They recognize that technology galvanizes different ways of thinking, and therefore doing.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    Strong Military Spending Propels Industry Mergers

    Expected boosts in defense spending are encouraging companies to broaden their portfolios through mergers and acquisitions to better provide high-end capabilities to the U.S. military, according to a recent report.
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    Cost Overruns, Schedule Slips: The Norm, Not the Exception

    By John C. Johnson
    Numerous past government projects, such as infrastructure, federal buildings, hospitals, satellite programs and weapon systems, have suffered under cost overruns and schedule slips that resulted in billions of dollars of unplanned expenditures.
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