William LaPlante

defense budget

Pentagon planning new guidance to help contractors squeezed by inflation

Within the next week, DoD hopes to update its policies to allow more vendors hit by inflation to request price increases on their fixed-price contracts.

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Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., left, speaks with Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., during a committee hearing with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the Department of Defense budget posture, Thursday April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

House attempt to streamline commercial buying runs into trouble in Senate

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Latest effort to reform DoD acquisition borrows heavily from expert panel’s recommendations

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Panel gives tiny defense acquisition tweaks to make broader impact

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Air Force claims $2 billion in acquisition savings from ‘should-cost’ management

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Inside the DoD Reporter’s Notebook: DoD drills down on service contracting; a controversial decision on contractor pay

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DoD acquisition programs remain alive, but sequestration damage is real

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