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How DoD’s own budget process keeps the military on the wrong side of the ‘valley of death’

A new report by George Mason University’s Center for Government Contracting chronicles the ways in which the Defense budgeting process has become increasingly…

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Why the Pentagon needs to bolster its network of corporate consortiums

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OTAs and beyond: Scaling innovation in Defense contracting

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Defense innovation bumps up against a Cold War budget system

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass.  A new report by a global media consortium that expands the known target list of the Israeli hacker-for-hire firm NSO Group’s military-grade spyware provoked alarm Monday, July 19, 2021,  among human rights and press freedom activists. They decried the near-complete absence of regulation of commercial surveillance tools.   (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

When it come to defending against Chinese cyber espionage, agencies are a step behind

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University, vendor teaming up on robotic process automation to help with low-value tasks

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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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Congress may be turning against recently confirmed CMO role for DoD

Jerry McGinn of the Center for Government Contracting at George Mason University joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his take.

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GMU’s Dr. Jerry McGinn: Happy warrior for contracting and acquisition learning

In this interview, McGinn discusses a range of contracting-related topics with Federal News Network’s Tom Temin.

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National security threats abound, but the biggest might be the way government works

The United States has a long list of threats that it’s trying to get its arms around.

But John Cotton, executive MBA adjunct faculty for the School of Business at George Mason University and retired Navy vice admiral, says there is one threat that outweighs all of them.

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