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FILE - The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022. The U.S. military says explosions earlier this month on a base in eastern Syria that injured several U.S. service members were not, as it originally reported, caused by artillery or another form of indirect fire. Instead, it is now believed the April 7 attack was carried out by the “deliberate placement of explosive charges” by one or more individuals at an ammunition holding area and shower facility on the base, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Operation Inherent Resolve command that oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Pentagon looking to gauge the health of the Defense industrial base

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon wants input from industry as part of a new study on the financial health of the Defense industrial base

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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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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…

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Military officials want to limit congressional efforts to address sexual assaults among service members’ children, even as new data show the problem is larger than previously acknowledged. Members of Congress demanded answers after an Associated Press investigation revealed that many reports of child-on-child sexual violence on military installations languish in a dead zone of justice.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon IG sees success with new way of handling whistleblower retaliation complaints

In today’s Federal Newscast, officials with the Defense Department’s Office of Inspector General said they’ve had much more success with a new alternative dispute resolution process. 

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