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  • Defense Contracting

    April 2018

    GSA Unveils Plan for New Online Shopping Portal

    By Jennifer Plitsch , Susan B. Cassidy , Michael Wagner and Evan R. Sherwood
    Following instructions from Congress to create a new online shopping system leveraging existing commercial practices, the General Services Administration, in coordination with the Office of Management and Budget, has released an implementation plan to begin e-commerce purchases by 2019.
  • Acquisition

    March 2018

    New Undersecretary Vows to Shake Up Pentagon's Acquisition System

    Ten days into his new job as the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering, Michael Griffin put the Pentagon bureaucracy on notice...
  • Defense Department

    January 2018

    Congress Pushes Stronger ‘Buy American’ Rules

    By Jeff Bozman , Justin M. Ganderson and Sandy Hoe
    Back in November, this column reported on several developments related to President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” executive order, which set forth a policy to “maximize … use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States” through federal procurements.
  • Budget

    January 2018

    HASC Chairman Urges Compromise to Reach Budget Deal

    With a budget deadline quickly approaching, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee urged politicians on both sides of the aisle to compromise on controversial issues in order to pave the way for an increase in defense spending.
  • Budget

    November 2017

    As Budget Deadline Looms, Top Lawmaker Sees Congress Heading Toward a 'Brick Wall'

    The ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee expressed doubt that Congress will reach an agreement on fiscal year 2018 appropriations before the latest continuing resolution expires.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2017

    Late Means Late for Contract Proposals

    By Julia Lippman and Jason Workmaster
    The Government Accountability Office on Feb. 27 reiterated its long standing rule that, when it comes to proposal submissions, “late” means “late.”
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2017

    Defense Contract Audit Agency Loses Focus

    By James Thomas
    The following in an excerpt from testimony the National Defense Industrial Association presented to the House Armed Services subcommittee on oversight and investigations.
  • Defense Contracting

    April 2017

    Defense Analysts Anticipate Little Impact From Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order

    President Donald Trump issued an executive order April 18 ordering federal agencies to purchase American-made products to the maximum extent possible, and review their contracting policies and processes in this regard. But analysts expect the directive to have limited impact on Pentagon acquisitions and the defense industrial base.
  • Government Policy

    April 2017

    Contending With a World of Disorder

    By Craig R. McKinley
    We seem to be living through, and trying to deal with, an absence of “regular order” everywhere.
  • Government Contracting Insights

    March 2017

    Cybersecurity Requirements Clarified

    By Susan Cassidy and Patrick Stanton
    The Defense Department's recently updated frequently asked questions for a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement can be helpful for those contractors still working on its implementation.
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