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

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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Deborah Lee James: Govt-Industry Collaboration Drives ’21st Century’ Air Force Acquisition System

U.S. Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James has detailed the service branch’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies. James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop …

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Thermopylae Sciences’ AJ Clark Calls for Cultural Shift in Defense Industry’s IT Acquisitions

A.J. Clark, president of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, believes that a cultural shift is needed in the defense industry to update its acquisition process for information technologies and stimulate government IT development. “An acquisition process designed for large and unique weapon systems is becoming harder and harder to apply to technologies …

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Report: India PM Eyes Joint Development of High-Tech Weapons With US

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to push for a potential joint weapons development project with the U.S. that will be supported directly by defense companies from the respective countries, Defense News reported Sunday. Vivek Raghuvanshi reports that Indian defense analysts expect Modi to set aside government-to-government orders on high-tech weaponry for the collaborative work. “By …

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Carl Levin Forecasts Bipartisan Effort to Pass Sequestration-Replacement Bill

Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, has predicted a future “coming together” of both parties to reduce the impacts of sequestration on the military and the defense industry, Defense News reported Thursday. John Bennett writes that lawmakers are looking into alternatives in reducing the deficit, such as tax code reforms for …

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Contractors Watch Congress as Shutdown Deadline Fast Approaches

The high probability of a government shutdown if Congress and the White House do not reach a funding deal has contractors preparing for potential ramifications on on their businesses,  Politico reported Monday. Leigh Munsil writes contractors would not able to communicate with many government employees during the shutdown, if it …

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