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  • 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.
  • 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

    Special Operations Command Opens Doors for Small Firms

    “I would rather play a lot of blackjack than play roulette,” James “Hondo” Geurts, the chief of Special Operations Command’s acquisition, technology and logistics organization said recently.
  • Contracting

    April 2017

    New Rules Emerge for Independent Research

    By Herb Fenster and Nooree Lee
    Without a change in direction, the department’s support for critical long-term research could continue on its downward spiral.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2017

    Maintaining Integrity in Times of Change

    By Jason Frei
    Success in the defense and aerospace industry requires companies to push harder and further than ever before.
  • Small Business

    January 2017

    Can Defense Procurement Be Great Again?

    By Stephen M Speakes
    As the CEO of a small defense contractor, I see hope for a brighter future.
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