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While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has spent more of its contracting budget on small businesses in recent years, but those dollars are…

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DoD spending data tells us how serious the Pentagon is about a shift to great power competition

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For DoD, new flexibility for IT spending is a test of trust with Congress

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Last week of legislating before Congress departs for August recess

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Spare parts an opportunity for Pentagon to spend more efficiently

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Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding — again

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A big appetite for armed forces around the world might be hurting military readiness

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. Defense officials say the Pentagon will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military and will issue new rules that broaden their access to medical care and gender transition. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

$715B defense budget takes flak from left and right

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden, accompanied by from left, Council of Economic Advisers chairwoman Cecilia Rouse, National Economic Council director Brian Deese, Vice President Kamala Harris, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Office of Management and Budget acting director Shalanda Young, speaks as he gets his weekly economic briefing in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, April 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Civilian agencies would see a 16% spending boost under Biden’s 2022 budget

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)FILE - This July 16, 2019, file photo shows the Capitol Dome in Washington.  The U.S. government's budget deficit hit $735.7 billion through the first four months of the budget year, an all-time high for the period, as a pandemic-induced recession cut into tax revenues while spending on COVID relief measures sent outlays soaring. The Treasury Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021,  that the deficit so far for the budget year that began Oct. 1 is 89% higher than the $389.2 billion deficit run up in the same period a year ago.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

After a decade-long hiatus, earmarks appear to be headed back to the Congressional appropriations process

Both parties in the House have agreed to participate in the new earmarks process that proponents say include some safeguards to prevent abuses.

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Marines’ bid to replace helicopter delayed, costs rising

The Marine Corps’ bid to replace its heavy lift helicopter is running into heavy downdrafts. Federal Drive spoke with the Government Accountability Office’s…

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IG: Pentagon disregarded auditors, overpaid contractors by as much as $97M

The Defense Contract Management Agency is reexamining several of its past decisions to reimburse contractors. That’s after the DoD inspector general found DCMA overruled the findings of incurred cost audits without adequate explanation.

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