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

The temporary acquisition task force DoD created in response to COVID-19 will become a permanent assisted acquisition organization.

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

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Pentagon says it needs billions to repay contractors for employee leave

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DCMA offers early-outs, buyouts to hundreds of workers

It’s been several years since budget challenges caused federal agencies to offer widespread buyouts and early-outs to their workforces, but the Defense…

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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)A medical worker wearing a single protective glove and a face mask walks past a line of workers and visitors waiting to be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the main entrance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Federal employees on frontlines of coronavirus response could get premium pay bumps

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management says agencies can lift the usual limits on premium pay and set higher annual premium pay…

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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo a ventilator is displayed during a news conference at the New York City Emergency Management Warehouse, where 400 ventilators have arrived and will be distributed. As hospitals scour the country for scarce ventilators to treat critically ill patients stricken by the new coronavirus, pharmacists are beginning to sound an alarm that could become just as urgent: Drugs that go hand in hand with ventilators are running low even as demand is surging. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Government breathes life into the ventilator market

Supply and cost are always important drivers for the government to jump in.

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