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Pentagon R&D spending still lags behind an otherwise healthy Defense budget

Recent upticks in Defense spending have meant a larger portion of the budget pie goes to contractors. But R&D contracts still haven’t recovered from sequestration-era…

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Forthcoming Army plan seeks to ‘transform’ organic industrial base

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Air Force wants to help defense industry move toward digital engineering ‘pronto’

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Move over COVID, IC says influence operations will be next big disrupter

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DoD takes next step in acquisition reform, renews calls for contractor stimulus

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DoD has tough road ahead on supply chain decisions

Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty spoke with Jared Serbu about an analysis the DoD did on the supply base of the agency’s more than 1,000 Tier One vendors.

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DoD OKs companies for safe drone production to wean off reliance on China

The drones will be available for purchase through GSA in September.

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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, attendees walk past a display for 5G services from Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. Chinese tech giant Huawei says its 2019 sales rose 19.1% over a year earlier despite U.S. sanctions that hampered its smartphone and network equipment businesses. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Ban on Chinese products starts today despite confusion over acquisition rule

The interim rule implementing Section 889 of the 2019 NDAA takes effect Aug. 13 requiring agencies to add a provision to all new task orders and solicitation prohibiting vendors from using certain Chinese telecommunications products.

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