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A company challenging the U.S. Air Force’s decision to cancel bidding on a contract to remanufacture F-16 heat exchangers waited too long to accuse the agency of creating ambiguity during its discussion of the contractor’s proposal, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office decision released Wednesday.
The Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy office this week released its acquisition competition scorecard for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, noting the U.S. Department of Defense had improved over its performance in the same quarter of 2016 but is still falling short of its competition goal.
A Kentucky federal judge on Tuesday tossed a drone pilot’s suit over the downing of an unmanned aircraft by a homeowner’s shotgun blast, unconvinced the owner’s claim that the drone was in federal airspace grants jurisdiction to the district court in the case.
The Government Accountability Office asserted Tuesday that it has the authority to consider protests to intergovernmental support agreements, awarded to local governments by federal agencies seeking contractors, even as it rejected the specific challenge to a U.S. Army garbage collection project award.
Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO Marillyn Hewson on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump’s criticism of the costs of the F-35 were fair, and that the president’s intervention in negotiations for a recent purchase lot of the fighter jet was both appropriate and had helped secure the deal.