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Jim Schweiter, Of Counsel, McKenna Long & Aldridge, November 4th, 2008

Larry and Jim Schweiter discuss the 2009 outlook for Department of Defense spending and priorities, as well as the possible reorganization of Congressional committees having oversight for procurement and contracting. Jim Schweiter formerly served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower) and Minority Chief of Staff for the House Armed Services Committee. His background and knowledge of the key players and priorities…

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Jim Schweiter,
Of Counsel,
McKenna Long & Aldridge,
November 4th, 2008

Larry and Jim Schweiter discuss the 2009 outlook for Department of Defense spending

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DoD builds AI tool to speed up ‘antiquated process’ for contract writing

The Defense Department is testing out an artificial intelligence tool to help the agency write contracts and speed up the federal acquisition process.

DoD’s Chief Digital and AI Office is prototyping an AI-powered contract-writing capability, called “Acqbot,” as part of its Tradewind initiative. 

DoD created Tradewind as its capability to develop and fund solutions to challenges in fielding AI and machine learning, as well as digital and data analytics tools.

Bonnie Evangelista, the Tradewind execution…

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The Defense Department is testing out an artificial intelligence tool to help the agency write contracts and speed up the federal acquisition process.

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Defense Industrial Base loses thousands more firms, mainly because DoD is a tough customer

The Defense Industrial Base is still quite vast, but it’s steadily shrinking.

The latest edition of an annual report by the National Defense Industrial Association suggests that even though thousands of new companies are winning their first-ever DoD contracts each year, those new entrants aren’t nearly enough to offset  the number of firms who are leaving the Defense market.

The latest figures NDIA compiled show the Defense market suffered a net loss of 3,300 companies…

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The Defense Industrial Base is still quite vast, but it’s steadily shrinking.

The latest edition of an annual report by the National Defense

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