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  • Defense Department

    January 2024

    BREAKING: New Defense Industrial Strategy Calls for ‘Generational Change’

    It took a generation for the defense industrial base to arrive at the state it is in, and it will take another generation to fix it, the Pentagon’s new “National Defense Industrial Strategy," released Jan. 11, stated.
  • Defense Contracting

    January 2024

    White House Reveals Better Contracting Initiative

    By Chanda Brown , Susan Cassidy and Robert Huffman
    Echoing the Obama administration’s Better Buying Initiative, and as a next phase in the federal government’s enterprise approach to procurement, the Biden administration announced the Better Contracting Initiative — a four-pronged initiative designed to ensure the federal government gets better, and more consistent, terms and prices when purchasing commercial goods and services, while enhancing support for small and disadvantaged businesses.
  • Business Trends

    November 2023

    Defense Department to Increase Role in M&A Reviews

    By Ross Demain , James O’Connell and Alezeh Rauf
    The Government Accountability Office published a report Oct. 17 titled, “Defense Industrial Base: DoD Needs Better Insight into Risks from Mergers and Acquisitions.”
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2023

    Small Businesses Face Convoluted Eligibility Rules

    By Scott Freling and Carl Wiersum
    The Federal Acquisition Regulation Council recently published a proposed rule that would update the Federal Acquisition Regulation, or FAR, to implement the Small Business Administration’s 2020 changes to rules on when small businesses must recertify their status in connection with orders under multiple-award contracts.
  • Cyber

    August 2023

    Defense Department Needs A Data-Centric Digital Security Organization

    There has been a clear need for the Defense Department to attract, develop and retain a top-notch cyber workforce, as it will play a key role in protecting the country from cyber threats and adversaries.
  • Cyber

    August 2023

    JUST IN: Pentagon Desperately Seeking Cyber Workers

    The Defense Department, like the United States as a whole, is facing a massive shortfall of cyber talent to the tune of 24 percent below current need, and the department is hoping its new cyber workforce strategy implementation plan will close the gap in the coming years.
  • Electronics

    July 2023

    JUST IN: U.S. Semiconductor Industry Could Face Tech Worker Crisis by 2030

    By Cambrie Eckert
    By 2030, the United States is projected to face a shortage of 67,100 technicians, computer scientists and engineers throughout the semiconductor industry and 1.4 million across the U.S. economy, according to a new study.
  • Defense Contracting

    July 2023

    Aerospace, Defense Industries Struggling To Attract Talent

    PARIS — Whether it is in Europe or the United States, companies in the aerospace and defense sectors are facing a wave of retiring workers and struggling to attract skilled personnel to take their place, according to the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2023

    Federal Circuit Weighs In on Bid Protest Standing

    By Andrew Guy and Kayleigh Scalzo
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit May 10 issued a decision regarding bid protest standing in CACI, Inc.-Federal v. United States et al. In that decision, the court declared previous decisions to no longer be good law and held that the United States Court of Federal Claims erred in finding the protester to lack standing.
  • Defense Contracting

    June 2023

    A More Nuanced Look at the ‘Valley of Death’

    HONOLULU — “Psalm 23” is most likely the origin of the term “Valley of Death” used in the defense acquisition world.
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