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Jawan Williams loads his vehicle with sandbags before landfall of Hurricane Ida at the Frederick Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette, La., which is part of the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.  The storm is expected to bring winds as high as 140 mph when it slams ashore late Sunday.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

FEMA deploying over 2,000 employees as Ida carves destructive path

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 2,400 FEMA employees are in place to help out citizens in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and other states that…

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Contractor protests bid of LPTA contract despite recent limitations on such awards

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Smith Pachter McWhorter PLC

DoD’s LPTA bid evaluation continues to cause issues for contractors

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Shutdown economics: A proposal to give contractors, employees more wiggle room

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Defense industry aggravated with progress of DoD LPTA contracts

Alan Chvotkin, executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about what’s starting…

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A military truck, foreground, carrying U.S. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade forces drives past a Philippine Marine APC (Armored Personnel Carrier) which got stuck in the sandy portion of a riverbed as they take part in a live-fire amphibious landing exercise dubbed PHIBLEX Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 in Crow Valley in Capas township, Tarlac province, north of Manila, Philippines. The combat drill, however, maybe the last under President Rodrigo Duterte, who has opposed the war games partly because they may upset China and because of his disgust over U.S. criticisms of his bloody anti-drug campaign. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Pentagon hasn’t complied with 2-year-old congressional mandate on LPTA

A GAO review found DoD is complying with some of the constraints lawmakers placed on LPTA, but still isn’t documenting its decisions.

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Death knell for using LPTA for services and other acquisition highlights in the NDAA

The 2019 Defense Authorization bill includes a host of acquisition changes that impact both DoD and the government more broadly.

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