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Bill Shackelford prepares to take the helm at NARFE in January

In today’s Federal Newscast: Inflation-weary defense contractors get a break from firm, fixed-price contracts. In a recent GAO Report, one conclusion is…

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University researchers don’t do a good job of protecting military information

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AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Pentagon on Feb. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD’s new Adaptive Acquisition Framework takes new approach to tailoring procurement strategies

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When must you protest to get an automatic stay after an enhanced debriefing?

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New rule could change how Pentagon pays fixed-price contracts

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Air Force may need to branch out for contractor innovation

Lt. Col. Dan Schoeni of the 12th Air Force at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain more.

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For first time in long time, DoD must start committing funds earlier

Defense Department agencies risk having uncommitted or unspent funds yanked back unless they act soon. Larry Allen, president of Allen Federal Business…

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FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, a U.S-backed Syrian Manbij Military Council soldier passes a U.S. position near the tense front line with Turkish-backed fighters, in Manbij, north Syria. President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull U.S. forces out of northeast Syria stunned the Kurds, who for the past three years have been America's partner in fighting the Islamic State group. The U.S. needed a partner on the ground after its takeover of the eastern and northern third of Syria, and found in the Kurds an effective, organized force. The U.S. armed the Kurdish militia, along with some Syrian Arabs and Christian Assyrians, and backed them with U.S. troops and airpower. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Removing troops from Syria would force end to contracts

Bloomberg Senior Defense Analyst Rob Levinson joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with details about the effects on contracts if the U.S. pulls out of Syria.

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