What scares a potential enemy more: Waves of fighter bombers or massed troops on the ground behind tanks? It’s an important question with strategic and budget implications.
A coalition of whistleblower advocates are urging Congress to restore a quorum to the Merit Systems Protection Board by confirming at least two of the president’s nominees. The MSPB has lacked a quorum for more than three years.
Federal inspectors general are finishing up the testing of their agencies’ compliance with the Data Act. It’s one of three audits required under the 2014 law. But the Council of Inspectors General changed the audit methodology between the current exercise and the one they did two years ago.
House members said they’re working on new legislation designed to clarify and improve protections for federal whistleblowers.
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David Patterson was a deputy Defense Department comptroller during the George W. Bush administration.
Congress has ordered DoD to give losing bidders detailed information about why they weren’t chosen. DoD’s alleged failure to do that in the JEDI case may have contributed to the protest Amazon lodged in federal court.
The Army is using other transaction authority to purchase prototypes of tactical vehicles that would be dropped from helicopters.
The Pentagon’s F-35 program office recently announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the next batch of nearly 500 of the hi-tech planes.
Federal agencies and contractors are doing more to avoid using the suspension and debarment process.