Defense Industry

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Contractors possess a lot of Defense Department property, but no one knows how much

For various reasons, defense contractors have quite a bit of Defense Department property in their possession. But DoD can only guesstimate how much it’s…

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(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army)U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Lawrence, right, places a temporary teal ribbon tattoo on a Soldier's hand at the Koele dining facility at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014. The teal ribbon was the symbol of sexual assault survivors and awareness. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army/Released)

The Army just appointed its first lead trial counsel, with big implications

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Industry associations raise alarm bells over legislating software security

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DoD issues deviation after continued UEI transition delays

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NSA releases ‘post-quantum’ guidance for national security system owners, operators and vendors

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DoD seeks better integration between cyber risks, operations

The Defense Department released a new version of its risk management framework in July with four new focus areas to improve how the agency manages its…

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Employee Assistance programs, EAP

One prime contractor is growing its own startups with promising technology

The government’s need for fresh technologies and innovation is rippled throughout its supply base. An emerging trend has prime contractors accelerating…

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Inflation expected to hit government contractors hard, Pentagon comptroller says

In today’s Federal Newscast: No surprise. Inflation is hitting the contracting community, along with everyone else. GAO reports that DoD has shoddy tactics for testing children for lead exposure. And the Customs and Border Protection directorate hits facial recognition technology right between the eyes.

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