GSA Announces Winners of $50 Billion Alliant 2 LB Awards

The Nov. 17 award of the 10-year, $50 billion Alliant 2 Large Business contract to 61 companies pits the largest incumbent Alliant Large Business contractors against 28 dynamic new entrants for some of the largest federal information technology orders.

Congress to send Trump his first defense policy bill

President Donald Trump received his first $700 billion defense policy bill, legislation that exceeds legal spending caps, after the Senate cleared the measure yesterday by voice vote.

Treasury Department figure’s silence at panel speaks loudly

For the first three days of the Senate Finance Committee’s markup of the tax overhaul bill, a panel of tax experts have answered senators’ questions about provisions of the bill. But the Treasury Department’s representative, Tax Legislative Counsel Tom West, has been conspicuously silent.

Students awaiting rulings on debt claims get break

The Education Department attempted to make amends Nov. 14 for long delays in ruling on the claims of thousands of students who allege they were defrauded by their colleges.

(Bloomberg) — The State Dept notified Congress that it plans to approve a potential $10.5b missile defense sale for Poland, according to a Defense Security Cooperation Agency statement.
  • U.S. plans to approve sale of Lockheed Martin Patriot-3 missile defense system
  • Poland will use the system to improve its missile-defense capability and deter regional threats, according to statement
  • Prime contractors will be Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman
  • NOTE: The sale of the missile interceptors, which Poland committed to buy during President Trump’s trip there, has been a source of tension between NATO and Russia, as Poland shares a border with Russia

Century-old war booty may go home

Congress could soon give President Donald Trump legal authority to return two bronze church bells seized by U.S. soldiers in 1901 that Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wants back in his country.

BGOV OnPoint: Comparing House and Senate tax bills

Tax rates would be reduced and dozens of breaks would be eliminated in the highly anticipated tax overhaul bills approved by the House Ways and Means Committee and released by the Senate Finance Committee.