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  • Defense Contracting

    May 2018

    Strong Military Spending Propels Industry Mergers

    By Vivienne Machi
    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

    March 2018

    An Assessment Tool for Measuring Ethical Fitness

    By Joan Elise Dubinsky
    It was once said that measuring a corporation’s commitment to ethics was like nailing Jell-O to the wall.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    Pilot Program Will Streamline Contracting

    By Ray Biagini , Herb Fenster , Sandy Hoe and Michelle Willauer
    On Jan. 9, the Defense Department issued Class Deviation 2018-O0009, designed to reduce barriers to entry for innovative entities through streamlining the awards process for research-and-development contracts.
  • Defense Contracting

    March 2018

    Contractors Face Changes to Bid Protest Strategies

    By Richard Arnholt and Sylvia Yi
    The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018 includes some significant changes affecting contractors, particularly with regard to challenges to requests for proposals and contract awards, otherwise known as “bid protests.”
  • 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

    By Vivienne Machi
    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.
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