defense contractors

  • DoD could award more contracts to companies with disabled workforce

    DoD wants to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to implement a demonstration project giving Defense agencies more incentive to purchase contracts directly from eligible firms employing those with severe disabilities.

  • House bill would create panel of cyber experts to help DHS

    In today’s Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation in the House would create a panel of cyber professionals to advise the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Senate bill calls for small defense contractors getting paid quicker

    In today’s Federal Newscast, bipartisan legislation in the Senate would shorten the deadline for the Defense department to pay defense contractors who work with small businesses.

  • Joe Petrillo: The state of Intel in the U.S. Army

    The Army is required to provide Intel and weather information to soldiers in the field. The military branch opted to solicit for a development contract instead of diving into commercial software to complete the task. What happened next might be surprising, and Joe Petrillo, a procurement attorney  with Petrillo and Powell, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide some context.

  • Defense contractors show rates of PTSD similar to veterans

    The stresses and trauma of war are not limited to military personnel on the battlefield. Defense contractors exposed to combat zones exhibit similar rates of mental health problems as members of the military, according to a report by RAND Corporation.

  • In Depth interviews – August 9

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • In Depth interviews – July 31

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • Defense contractors go all-in for incumbents

    In races in both the House and Senate, Democratic incumbents have found loyal supporters — and big donors — in defense contractors, Politico reports.