Category Archives: Department of Defense

US Foreign Investment Policy Gets a Tougher but More Transparent CFIUS

Harry Broadman writes about Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) policy toward greater restrictions on foreign investment and more transparency into the rules and procedures governing US inbound foreign investment. Continue reading US Foreign Investment Policy Gets a Tougher but More Transparent CFIUS

Naiveté about CFIUS’ National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment in the US

Harry Broadman writes about foreign direct investment, potential involvement by governments whose agendas may be perceived to extend beyond commercial objectives, and US scrutiny of national security risks. Continue reading Naiveté about CFIUS’ National Security Policy Towards Foreign Investment in the US

Pentagon Has Issued New “Other Transactions Guide”

The Pentagon has stated for some time the need for increased innovation, speed, and affordability in defense systems acquisition. The Pentagon, via the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, now has added additional clarification by issuing a new Other Transactions (OT) Guide. Continue reading Pentagon Has Issued New “Other Transactions Guide”

New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

What You Need to Know about New DoD Requirements

A Department of Defense policy directive issued in 2017 established policy and assigned responsibilities for conducting assessment, monitoring, and evaluation (AM&E) in the area of security cooperation. The policy directive calls for collaborative evaluations across DoD components and with other US government agencies and international partners to facilitate mutual learning and reduce cost.  Continue reading New Frontiers in Assessment Monitoring and Evaluation

RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements

RAND Corporation has released a new study, Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Drivers. Continue reading RAND Study: Assessing Bid Protests of U.S. Department of Defense Procurements

Congress Approves NDIA 2018

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 bill authorizes appropriations and sets forth policies for Department of Defense (DOD) programs and activities, including military personnel strengths. It does not provide budget authority, which is provided in subsequent appropriations legislation. Continue reading Congress Approves NDIA 2018