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Why F-35 Acquisition Costs Jumped $22B

The latest Department of Defense (DoD) annual cost assessment states the F-35 acquisition may be costlier than expected, Bloomberg reports. According to the selected acquisition report (SAR) sent to Congress last week, the total cost estimate for research and procurement grew by $22 billion (in current dollars adjusted for inflation), from …… » Read more


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Grease the Gears of Collaboration

Without collaboration, your “team” wouldn’t be much of one. Good collaboration is like a well-oiled machine; springs and gears perform in unison to keep it running, but when one part breaks down, the whole mechanism comes to a standstill. “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working …… » Read more

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Grant Funds Fuel Travel and Shopping Instead of Violence Victims

A recipient of federal grants has been sentenced to prison for stealing funds intended for domestic violence victims, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Claudia Humphrey was executive director of nonprofit organization LIFT3 Support Group Inc., which helped victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and dating violence. According …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

Microsoft Closes In on AWS

As competition for the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract heads down the final stretch, finalist Microsoft is closing the distance with sole competitor Amazon Web Services (AWS) after building two cloud-based data centers to host classified defense data. The Department of Defense (DoD) gave …… » Read more

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