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Defense Business Alert

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

A leading legal voice for the federal contracting community warns a new regulation banning purchases of products from Huawei and other China-based tech companies will prevent some U.S. suppliers from bidding on contracts, which could force the government to do without certain services and components.

August 21, 2019 | Daily News

DynCorp International says it was treated worse than other competitors for the Army's LOGCAP V competition, according to a redacted complaint filed in federal court.

August 20, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to boost American manufacturers of small unmanned aerial systems by connecting them with "trusted" venture capitalists as part of a new program being launched later this fall.

August 15, 2019 | Daily News

Lawyers for Huawei are disputing claims by the U.S. government to argue that a ban on its products under the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act violates the Constitution, in a case that sets up a legal showdown over issues with broader implications for addressing cybersecurity threats from China.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department inspector general has opened a sweeping review into the development of the multibillion-dollar Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition, including whether any DOD employees had conflicts of interest while they were involved in the program.

August 13, 2019 | Daily News

Regulations banning the federal government from purchasing products from Huawei and other China-based tech companies take effect today, imposing sweeping requirements on widely available commercial items while also providing for some exceptions.

August 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top information technology official says the Defense Department continues to evaluate proposals from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract as new Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews the overall JEDI program.

August 06, 2019 | Daily News

TransDigm Group executives today said a new Defense Department inspector general audit underway will likely yield the same results as a previous review.

July 31, 2019 | Daily News

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN -- The Defense Department is conducting a pair of assessments of the U.S. industrial base to identify potential weak links in its ability to ramp up hypersonic weapons production -- findings expected to help guide targeted government investment in manufacturing tools and space to ensure timely delivery of these new ultra-fast missiles.

July 26, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon and United Technologies this week held a "joint kickoff" event for their integration process, according to a top Raytheon executive.

July 25, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon has taken steps to put "normal best practices" in place in its missile systems business unit, the company's chief executive said today.

July 24, 2019 | Daily News

Boeing has informed the Air Force it will not submit a bid for the service's intercontinental ballistic missile replacement program under the current acquisition strategy, a development that could narrow the competitive field to one company and hinder the Air Force's efforts to contain costs on the multibillion-dollar program.

July 24, 2019 | Daily News

Some of the largest defense contractors today reported higher quarterly sales and profit.

July 23, 2019 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin has already taken actions to address Turkey's suspension from the F-35 program and expects limited "future production or sustainment impact," the contractor's chief executive said today.

July 17, 2019 | Daily News

Textron today reported lower quarterly sales and profit in its Bell Helicopter business, but said new opportunities from the Army and Marine Corps could provide growth.

July 12, 2019 | Daily News

SpaceX is pushing back on Air Force attempts to have the company's recent lawsuit dismissed, claiming in a document filed this week with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case.

July 10, 2019 | Daily News

As its innovation cell, dubbed HorizonX, enters its third year, Boeing has created a new team focused specifically on connecting its portfolio companies with the larger corporation.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon inspector general announced it will start an audit this month to determine whether TransDigm Group's "business model affects the DOD's ability to pay fair and reasonable prices for spare parts."

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon last week issued the final version of a rule meant to implement legislation seeking enhanced competition.

July 02, 2019 | Daily News

Leidos' defense group, reshaped last year as part of a company-wide reorganization, is seeking to make "disruptive investments" in new technology, according to its chief.

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