House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry’s third attempt to improve how the Pentagon buys weapons aims to simplify defense procurement and cut down on waste by using commercial buying methods. It directs the Pentagon to use online marketplaces such as Grainger, OfficeMax or Staples to buy items that currently are acquired through the GSA schedule or through the federal contracting process. Thornberry has been an ardent critic of the defense acquisition bureaucracy for being expensive, cumbersome and an impediment to innovation.
Ignore the noise and focus on what gets the job done the best, the panel says.
A civilian employee at Fort Polk Army base has admitted to receiving thousands of dollars from a contracting company that performed work on the base.
Here are nine highlights from last month’s inaugural conference in Silicon Valley.
Under former Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and the third offset strategy, the Department of Defense launched a love affair with Silicon Valley.
The Army and Marine Corps continue to work together to try and reduce the weight of troops’ body armor, according to a recent government study.
The Army’s newest ride has a 340-horsepower diesel engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and seats four comfortably.
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Scott Miserendino Sr. is accused of taking almost $3 million in bribes to urge the Military Sealift Command to use a telecommunications company’s services.
The U.S. Navy will delay by at least a year plans to award a multibillion-dollar construction contract for a frigate meant to succeed the troubled Littoral Combat Ship, service officials said.