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In a major change in UK military policy, the emergency procurement of new equipment in response to field commanders to deal with emerging threats now has to be paid out of the UK Ministry of Defence’s own budget rather than …
This week France’s defence ministry announced plans to raise its spending by more than 40% – from 34.2 billion euros in 2018 to 50 billion euros in 2025. The move is to bring it in line with NATO targets following …
The debate on military expenditure in the UK has been re-invigorated recently as a new defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, has flexed his muscles with the Treasury (our finance ministry). Newspaper reports suggest he is demanding more money – or at …
In 2017, Congress placed limits on the utilization of Lowest-Price Technically-Acceptable procurement procedures in Department of Defense acquisitions. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act continues this trend by completely prohibiting the use of LPTA procedures for certain major defense …
The U.S. Air Force cannot buy sporks, at least not in many situations. One would think that the recently passed $700 billion defense bill would provide a little wiggle room for the military to buy paper plates and utensils …
A report by Germany’s Defence Ministry this week says the German military’s procurement agency has 1,300 unfilled jobs, accounting for about 20 percent of its entire workforce, which is putting further strain on an already troubled acquisition system. The empty …
The Estonian Defence Forces (EDF), Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) and Ministry of Justice have nine qualified tenderers for the procurement of new automatic firearms. Terms and conditions will be provided by the end of the year. Tenders will …
If you are curious about how drones are used in the public sector and want to learn how to buy them, then this pre-recorded webinar will get you on the right track. Drones are doing amazing work in the …
Over the holiday period, figures released by the UK Labour Party Member of Parliament Roger Godsiff showed the scale of corruption investigations in the UK’s Ministry of Defence. He uncovered the figures through a series of written parliamentary questions. In …
Every year, Congress passes the massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) bill to fund the Department of Defense, and like every large bill, members of Congress do their best to attach irrelevant legislation on it to ease its passage. And so …