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  • Defense Contracting

    November 2020

    Trends in OTA Spending Raise Questions

    The use of other transaction authority agreements, or OTAs, by the Pentagon continues to ramp up. The uptick raises a number of important questions about how these trends will ultimately shape the future of defense acquisitions, analysts say.
  • Defense Contracting

    November 2020

    Air Force Steering Investment Capital into Small Businesses

    The Air Force is trying to bolster and expand its innovation base by steering investment capital into small businesses and nontraditional firms and making sure contracting officers pay more attention to non-primes, officials say.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2020

    Defense Contractors Could Fall Under Trump ‘Divisive Concepts’ Executive Order

    By Lindsay Burke , Jennifer Plitsch and Carolyn Rashby
    On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump issued the “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping” establishing requirements aimed at “promoting unity in the federal workforce,” by prohibiting workplace training on “divisive concepts,” including “race or sex stereotyping” and “race or sex scapegoating” as newly-defined in the order.
  • Defense Contracting

    October 2020

    Showdown Looms on Cost Accounting Standards

    By Peter Hutt II and Peter Terenzio
    The Federal Circuit’s decision in The Boeing Company v. United States clears the way for resolution of Boeing’s substantive challenge to a controversial Federal Acquisition Regulation provision that can give the government windfall recoveries in Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) matters.
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2020

    Industry Expanding Presence in Texas

    Army contractors and academic institutions are increasing their footprint in the Lone Star State, setting up sites across Texas to support Army modernization initiatives.
  • Defense Department

    September 2020

    Acquisition Reform Requires Cultural Change

    By John Kovach and Artie Mabbett
    According to a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, “despite sustained progress in scientific knowledge, recent productivity growth in the U.S. has been disappointing.”
  • Defense Contracting

    September 2020

    The Shape of the Federal Sale

    By Gene Moran
    Business development and sales teams can labor for years nurturing a federal sale to maturity.
  • Defense Department

    September 2020

    COVID-19 NEWS: Defense Contractors Will Have to Wait Months for Reimbursements

    Companies in the defense industry will have to wait five months or more before they are reimbursed for extra costs they’ve incurred due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer said Sept. 9.
  • Defense Department

    July 2020

    VIEWPOINT: Trusted Capital Marketplace Protects DoD Supply Chain

    By Ellen Lord
    America’s open investment environment allows the world to invest in our country, promotes the exchange of ideas and grows a dynamic economy.
  • Defense Department

    July 2020

    JUST IN: Pentagon Expects 7,500 Companies CMMC Certified by 2021

    The Defense Department is estimating that 7,500 companies in its industrial base will hold certifications in its new cybersecurity requirements by 2021, an official said July 22.
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