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  • Acquisition Programs

    October 2017

    New Undersecretary Lays Out Vision for Curing Defense Acquisition Woes

    “It’s all about velocity,” Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, said Oct. 10.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    The Intent of the First-to-File Rule

    By Andrew Guy , Peter Hutt II and John Sorrenti
    The first-to-file rule states that “[w]hen a person brings an action . . . no person other than the government may intervene or bring a related action based on the facts underlying the pending action.”
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    Industry Struggles with Ever Changing Acquisition Rules

    By John Chierichella and Adam Bartolanzo
    Recent studies show that the percentage of overall research and development spending sponsored by the government has dropped sharply over the last 50 years.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    Committing to Procurement Integrity

    By Tom Caulfield and Sheryl Steckler
    Who owns the commitment to procurement integrity in a contractor’s organization?
  • Defense Department

    September 2017

    Acquisition Reform Is a National Imperative

    In the words of Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, “we need to put technology into the hands of our soldiers faster.” No truer words could be spoken.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2017

    What Defense Contractors Owe Employees Serving in Danger Zones

    By James Gulliksen
    On Nov. 12, 2016, a man associated with the Taliban detonated a suicide vest inside Bagram Air Base — the largest and most protected NATO military base in Afghanistan.
  • Industrial Base

    September 2017

    Pentagon Official Sheds Light on Ongoing Industrial Base Study

    Officials conducting an ongoing Defense Department-led study that is assessing the health of the defense industrial base will put pressure on companies to see how they will react to different operational contingencies, said a Pentagon official Sept. 7.
  • Defense Contracting

    August 2017

    Creating a Code of Ethics and Conduct

    By Anne R. Harris
    Companies that sell goods and services to the U.S. government must conduct business with honesty and integrity.
  • Defense Contracting

    August 2017

    Changes Coming to Defense Acquisitions

    By Julia Lippman and Jason Workmaster
    At the beginning of August, the Defense Department issued its “Report to Congress Restructuring the Department of Defense, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization and Chief Management Officer Organization,” which details its plan for reorganizing its acquisition regime.
  • Defense Department

    August 2017

    Solving the Military Readiness Conundrum

    The U.S. military is the greatest and most capable fighting force the world has ever seen, and serving side by side for 39 years with the wonderful men and women who defend the nation is the proudest accomplishment of my life.
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