July 29, 2014

Senators Want to Crack Down on Contractors

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Washington Technology reports on Senators’ efforts to limit contractor pay and automatically suspend contractors suspected of bad behavior.

AOL Defense sees the FY2013 Pentagon budget as a major strategic win for Lockheed Martin. DoD’s five-year spending plan will boost procurement and slow research (subscription required), according to Defense Daily Network. Congress has scheduled another half-dozen hearings on the budget this week, according to Defense Industry Daily. The Senate has asked the Pentagon not to take action on budget cuts until Congress weighs in.

The Navy has asked Congress to add a fifth year to its multi-year F/A-18 procurement contract (subscription required) in order to cover the gap left by Joint Strike Fighter delays.

The Pentagon invests heavily in cyber weaponry, according to The Hill.

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