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PSC Urges House Committee Not to Consider Bid Protest Process Reform Proposals

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The Professional Services Council has voiced concerns about two potential amendments to a fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill that would reform the current bid protest process for government contracts. PSC said Wednesday the House Armed Services Committee should forego consideration of measures that the council believes would not help lessen the …

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Report: Pentagon Mulls Maritime Surveillance Assistance to U.K.

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The Defense Department plans to explore options on how it can assist the U.K. in maritime surveillance efforts before the British military receives its first P-8 Poseidon patrol aircraft from the U.S., Defense News reported Tuesday. According to the story by Aaron Mehta, the U.K. seeks to procure up to nine Boeing-built P-8s as part of efforts to increase …

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DOJ, FTC: Consolidation Reviews Key to Ensure Fair Defense Market Competition

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The Federal Trade Commission and the Justice Department have pledged to continue to work with the Defense Department to ensure that planned mergers and acquisitions in the defense industry will not impair competition among contractors. “Our mission in reviewing proposed defense industry consolidation is to ensure that our military continues to receive …

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Anne Rung, Tony Scott: OMB Seeks to Improve Mobile Device, Service Acquisition Through New Policy

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The Office of Management and Budget has released a policy that seeks to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage mobile devices and related services in compliance with the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. OMB drafted Category Management Policy 16-2 in an effort to improve pricing and reduce duplication of contracts …

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Ashton Carter, Joseph Dunford: DoD Needs to Avoid Sequestration to Address 5 Strategic Challenges

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said the Defense Department needs to avoid sequestration in order to fund critical investments amid the five global challenges the U.S. currently faces, DoD News reported Thursday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Carter cited terrorism, China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as the strategic challenges that direct …

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Frank Kendall: Govt Needs ‘Revolving Door’ Law Overhaul to Attract More Talent

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Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, wants to have the so-called revolving door laws revamped as part of an effort to attract more talent to the government, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott Maucione writes Kendall believes existing revolving door laws discourage top talent from joining the …

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Report: Navy Includes F-35s, Super Hornets as Unfunded Priorities

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The U.S. Navy has submitted an “unfunded priority” list to Congress that includes $1.5 billion for the procurement of Boeing-built F/A-18E/Fs and another $270 million for Lockheed Martin-built F-35Cs, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the military service’s fiscal 2017 budget proposal seeks funds for only two Super Hornets. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told the …

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