An audit released last week points to ongoing challenges to standing up a functioning government in Afghanistan.
Luke Hillier was accused of defrauding the government by obtaining contracts for small businesses that his larger company shouldn’t have received.
The financial services company announced Monday that it has acquired KippsDeSanto, a Virginia-based investment bank focused on the aerospace and defense markets, for an undisclosed sum.
A spokeswoman for the Defense Department inspector general said the office has assembled a team to look into a host of allegations surrounding the contract.
Top Defense Department officials say they don't want to delay a massive cloud contract award more than necessary "because our adversaries are moving ahead at their own pace."
Large defense manufacturers including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman are seeking to profit from a growing arms race in hypersonic weaponry.
On Friday, the Air Force announced a $23 million sole-source contract for two of Raytheon’s High Energy Laser Weapons Systems, through which the systems are to be tested for 12 months in an undisclosed “contested environment” outside the continental United States.
The 11th-hour Oval Office intervention comes just weeks before the winning bid was expected to be announced and has now left a major military priority up in the air.
The law would make it easier for the government to spend more money at online retailers, such as Amazon, Grainger and Home Depot.