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President Donald Trump announced late Friday that he has struck an agreement with Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to restore its access to the U.S. market, openly defying lawmakers on both sides of the aisle who had urged the White House to take a hard line on the company following its illicit sales to Iran and North Korea.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s claim that the Air Force had overreached on intellectual property licensing requirements in a solicitation for a helicopter to replace the iconic UH-1N “Huey” was effectively academic, with the Air Force having since clarified its position, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in dismissing the protest in a decision made public Friday.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office in a decision made public Thursday upheld a joint venture’s protest against Navy cloud computing work issued to Smartronix under the massive Alliant Solutions LLC information technology contract, saying the scope of the work was outside the scope of Smartronix’s underlying task order.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that a PAE Aviation and Technical Services LLC manager violated federal labor law by telling employees the company didn't recognize their Weingarten rights, which enable union workers to insist on having representation during investigatory interviews that could reasonably result in discipline.
The Defense Contract Audit Agency is on track to eliminate its long-running audit backlog by September, the agency said in its latest annual report to Congress while touting a claimed $3.5 billion in cost savings the DCAA had achieved in fiscal 2017.