Here are some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Pentagon:
1. The Pentagon is planning to award a single indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for commercial cloud services in September, sticking with a sole-source acquisition strategy highly criticized by some in industry late last year.
2. It could take at least 10 years and billions of dollars for the Defense Department to achieve a clean audit, though the department can begin seeing benefits from the process far sooner, according to Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist.
3. The Defense Department is considering options to bundle U.S. orders for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter into multiyear contracts with Lockheed Martin as soon as fiscal year 2021, potentiality consolidating annual purchases of about $11 billion for nearly 100 aircraft into mega-deals that would provide industrial base stability and notionally yield savings compared to yearly contracts.