Ellen Lord, Defense Acquisition and Sustainment undersecretaryAcquisition and Sustainment Undersecretary Ellen Lord at a Defense Writers Group event in Washington D.C.

Pentagon launches online marketplace to pair small firms with ‘trusted’ investors

The program aims to fight the problem of “adversarial capital” by pairing companies working on promising military technology together with investors that…

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

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DoD OKs companies for safe drone production to wean off reliance on China

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DoD wants more stimulus money for contractors, lawmaker interest is low

says it could use another $10 billion to deal with the fallout of coronavirus and keep its industrial base companies afloat.

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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…

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Elizabeth Warren

Are increase progress payments actually helping defense industry? Warren wants to know

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is concerned funds won’t make it to the subcontractors who need it most.

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