2022 NDAA

New NDAA provision shines a bright spotlight on ESOPs

The 2022 NDAA creates a five-year pilot program that enables 100% employee-owned, DoD contractors to receive sole-source follow-on contracts. It’s the…

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In this Oct. 21, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Army, soldiers don a military prototype of the Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and wield a Squad immersive Virtual Trainer (SiVT) during a training environment and test event at Fort Pickett, Va. Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its virtual reality headsets. Microsoft and the Army separately announced the deal Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Courtney Bacon/U.S. Army via AP)

Army adjusting expectations for first IVAS release

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FILE - Freshman midshipmen, known as plebes, climb ropes on an obstacle course during Sea Trials, a day of physical and mental challenges that caps off the freshman year at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., May 13, 2014. The Navy is adding two weeks to boot camp in a major overhaul aimed at improving recruits' war fighting and emergency skills while also focusing on character issues such as sexual assault, hazing and extremism in the ranks. Navy officials say expanding boot camp to 10 weeks will provide more leadership training and ensure sailors are reporting to their jobs better prepared for duty. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Biden signs order making sexual harassment a punishable offense in military

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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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Pentagon’s ponderous budget process is next target for Congressional reform

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden signs $768.2 billion defense spending bill into law

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Blue Star Families will continue COVID education, support campaign into 2022

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Air Force spouse creates Five and Thrive program to prioritize military families

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(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

Army’s IVAS program under scrutiny from Congress, lawmakers withhold funds

This is the second year that Congress is requesting information on the augmented reality goggles.

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As 2022 NDAA is on its way to becoming law, here are some details on what’s in it

In today’s Federal Newscast, the 2022 NDAA is on its way to becoming law, we’ve got some details on what it contains.

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Federal contractors find, sometimes you just have to outwait a problem

Like a pile of pick-up sticks, the Biden administration’s contractor vaccine mandate has collapsed in a heap. But that doesn’t end the matter necessarily.

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