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  • Defense Contracting

    January 2018

    Marijuana Laws Muddy the Waters for Contractors

    By Joseph Barton and Laura Alexander
    For federal contractors required to provide drug-free workplaces, the national trend toward legalization of marijuana will be a critical issue that will require attention in the coming years.
  • Cybersecurity

    December 2017

    Businesses Ill Prepared For Rise in Cyber Attacks

    Despite the increasing awareness of cybersecurity threats and the proliferation of malware, many companies remain unprepared to deal with such an intrusion, information technology leaders said.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2017

    An Alternative to Acquisition Business as Usual

    By Richard L. Dunn
    Cries for acquisition reform can be heard in the speeches of senior Defense Department leaders and members of Congress.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2017

    Compliance Fatigue Syndrome is Real

    By Brian D. Miller
    Forget chronic fatigue syndrome. A more serious ailment may be compliance fatigue syndrome. Which is more ruinous? Hint: One may result in time spent in a federal correctional institution.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2017

    Army Eyes Upfront Purchases of Technical Data Rights

    The concept of improving the Army’s sustainment process by gaining intellectual property has “built momentum,” the service’s top logistician said Nov. 1.
  • 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.
  • Acquisition Programs

    July 2017

    Panel Urges Acquisition System Reform

    By Sandy Hoe and Alex Hastings
    The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act established the Section 809 Panel to address fundamental problems with how the Defense Department acquires goods and services to support its warfighters.
  • 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

    Buy American Order: What It Means

    By Justin M. Ganderson and Frederic M. Levy
    On the heels of his campaign promises to protect U.S. manufacturers and workers, President Donald Trump on April 18 issued Executive Order 13788, “Buy American and Hire American.”
  • Defense Contracting

    May 2017

    Other Transactions Contracts: Poorly Understood, Little Used

    By Richard L. Dunn
    First, the good news. Congress has provided the Defense Department with a cluster of legal authorities to conduct experimentation, research, development, prototyping and production that can lead to the fielding of critical defense capabilities in better, quicker and less expensive ways.
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