• #FedFeed – NASA unveils new spacesuit

    NASA unveiled its new spacesuit this week. It was designed by Boeing for use on its Starliner spacecraft, which astronauts will use on missions to and from the International Space Station.

  • Todd Harrison: How will contractors deal with Trump post-inauguration?

    Boeing and Lockheed have both responded to complaints by President-elect Donald Trump over the cost of signature airplane projects. But what does this say about how contracting much less Defense policy will operate under the Trump administration? For some answers, Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Todd Harrison, director of defense budget analytics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Declining spending begins to bounce back with rising budgets

    After a six year decline in spending, budgets have begun to bounce back in 2016, and contract spending is expected to follow that upturn shortly after as the trend continues into 2017.

  • Candidates talk trade. Is there any difference?

    If there’s a trade policy gap between the two candidates at all, it’s hard to see through the crack.

  • DoD boosts Boeing contract for GPS-guided bombs

    The Air Force has increased Boeing’s contract to replenish its inventory of guidance kits that convert unguided “dumb bombs” into smart munitions.

  • DoD’s Kendall says ‘revolving door’ is too thick

    DoD’s top procurement official said the laws keeping government officials from moving to the private sector are too stringent.

  • DoD thinking of upping the ante for public R&D funds

    DoD is asking stakeholders for their input on a rule that would raise the barrier for independent research and development funds.

  • FAA: Boeing planes didn’t quite clear the regulatory fences

    Companies like Boeing must deal with a regulatory environment, the compliance to which is a major corporate function in itself.

  • DoD’s Kendall wants more research spending from industry

    Defense companies have spent a low percentage of their own funds on research and development, creating what some say is an innovation problem.

  • Jim Hasik: What’s next for Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber

    Northrop Grumman is celebrating a huge win in the Long Range Strike Bomber competition and Boeing is considering a protest of the final decision. Jim Hasik, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told In Depth with Francis Rose there are still a lot of questions to answer about how much the planes will cost and how fast the Air Force really needs them.