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What the Defense Department ought to do about weak links in its supply chain

GAO found DoD’s Industrial Base Policy Office doesn’t have a fully developed strategy to mitigate risks. Director of Contracting and National Security…

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A due to limited supplies sign is shown on the baby formula shelf at a grocery store Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Parents across much of the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula after a combination of supply disruptions and safety recalls have swept many of the leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Federal agencies’ roles in helping to solve the baby formula shortage

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FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, A container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va.  Defying fears and predictions, the American job market is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Employers added an impressive 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment returned to a 50-year low 3.5% _ all at a time when the Trump administration is engaged in a bruising trade war with China while fighting other U.S. trading partners as well. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ideas for how the government can work with industry to revive U.S. manufacturing

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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DoD calls for whole-of-government effort to improve critical supply chains

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Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs executive orders on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. For the second time in 2020, an independent federal review released on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, has faulted the U.S. Department of Defense for how it has responded when children on military bases sexually assault each other. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon transitioning its COVID-19 acquisition task force to permanent office

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Gearing up for great power competition also helped the Air Force prepare for COVID-19

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Audit finds multibillion DoD health care maintenance backlog jeopardizes safety

An IG inspection found half a billion dollars in unfunded maintenance items at DoD health care facilities, including at least seven that could cause death…

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(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, photograph, monitors check their screens in the Governor's Office of Information Technology in downtown Denver. Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers. “We don’t know what that ransom payment is going to fund,” said Brandi Simmons, a spokeswoman for the office. “As a state government, we don’t want to be in a position of funding cyberterrorists.” (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Ensuring the federal IT workforce of the future

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Chief Information Officers Council says government needs a new pay and personnel system to better recruit and compensate…

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Pentagon says it needs billions to repay contractors for employee leave

Contractors haven’t submitted invoices yet, partly because no money is available. But DoD says the bill to repay vendors for their employees’ paid leave will run into the double-digit billion dollar range.

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