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  • DoD’s helicopter modernization program a testbed for open architecture

    The Defense Department has professed a belief in open systems architectures for years, but has had trouble translating its stated policy preferences into acquisition outcomes. A program to modernize the military’s helicopters aims to change that

  • Former Boeing procurement officer, two subcontractors sentenced for kickbacks

    Three individuals parties were implicated in a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

  • Chris Ferguson, Director of Crew and Missile Systems, Boeing

    NASA has chosen two contractors to build new capsules and ferry astronauts to the International Space Station. The larger of the two awards, $4.2 billion, went to Boeing. The first launch is scheduled for 2017. Chris Ferguson is the director of Crew and Mission Systems for Boeing’s Commercial Crew program. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the contract and the next steps for the project.

  • Contractor ethics rules too reactive, compliance focused, experts say

    Improving acquisition compliance and ethics may involve less rulemaking and more culture shaping according to panelists at the National Contract Management Association’s World Congress conference. At the conference, agency leaders discussed the need to streamline and pursue innovative approaches to federal acquisition policies.

  • The Paris Air Show begins today…minus

    The much-anticipated Airbus A350 flew for the first time on Friday, launching a new air race between the European plane maker and Boeing for long-haul wide-body aircraft.

  • FAA to launch comprehensive review of Boeing 787

    Federal regulators say they are ordering a comprehensive review of the critical systems of Boeing’s 787s, the aircraft maker’s newest and most technologically advanced plane, after a fire and a fuel leak earlier this week.

  • 13 defense executives bemoan uncertainty of cuts

    Defense industry executives criticize the impending sequestration, which they say would lead to the loss of more than 1 million defense-related jobs.

  • Former Boeing procurement officer, two subcontractors sentenced for kickbacks

    Three individuals parties were implicated in a bribery/kickback scheme involving Boeing military aircraft parts.

  • NASA picks 3 private firms to develop space taxis

    NASA picked three aerospace companies Friday to build small rocketships to take astronauts to the International Space Station, as part of the third phase of NASA’s efforts to get private space companies to take over for the space shuttle.

  • Small contractors could be hit hardest under planned Defense spending cuts

    Small and medium-sized contractors and suppliers receive 75 percent of appropriated dollars for defense or military programs. But these small businesses, who lack the lobbying power of top- tier defense contractors, may suffer more from sequestration than big companies.