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Lawmakers Muscle Lockheed for Data Rights

In an effort to resolve supply issues, lawmakers plan to withhold some funding for F-35 aircraft spare parts until contractor Lockheed Martin agrees to sell its data rights, Bloomberg reports. The Department of Defense (DoD) requested a cost proposal from Lockheed to buy cost and technical data rights to the parts, which would allow the …… » Read more


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Senate Defense Bill Packed with Acquisition Policy Reforms

The Senate version of the fiscal year (FY) 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), approved by the Armed Services Committee on a largely bipartisan vote of 25-2 this week, seeks to further advance the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) acquisition system by building on past defense policy laws. Read more>> … » Read more

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DISA Expands OTA Use

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is planning to expand on its success of small, rapid prototype contracts by piloting more projects via other transaction authority (OTA), FedScoop reports. According to DISA Director Vice Admiral Nancy Norton, the agency is negotiating three new OT agreements, focused on: Assured identity on …… » 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!

SpaceX Challenges $2B Air Force Award

The Air Force faces a protest over its $2 billion other transaction authority (OTA) award for launch vehicle development, Reuters reports. SpaceX’s complaint to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (COFC) asks that Air Force halt deliveries of the award to United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, and Blue Origin …… » Read more

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