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Defense Business Alert

May 12, 2021

Executives from Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing declined an invitation from Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to testify during a Tuesday hearing about waste, fraud, cost overruns and auditing the Pentagon.

May 11, 2021

Maxar Technologies said earlier this month a workmanship issue will delay the company's WorldView Legion program.

May 10, 2021

Lockheed Martin has prepared a plan to move a large percentage of its workforce to a hybrid in-person and telework approach as the pandemic appears to be easing.

May 6, 2021

General Dynamics is aiming to build on its technology demonstration prototype as it bids to develop and build the Marine Corps Advanced Reconnaissance Vehicle.

May 3, 2021

A range of industry groups are urging the Commerce Department to pause its implementation of a rule that allows it to block information and communications technology and services transactions involving entities from a so-called "foreign adversary" at least until the department implements a voluntary pre-clearance process.

April 29, 2021

The National Defense Industrial Association is unveiling its Emerging Technologies Institute, a new organization that will offer research and analysis to help Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and industry consider how to best incorporate cutting-edge advancements.

April 28, 2021

Sierra Nevada Corp. has filed a lawsuit against the Air Force in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, alleging the service violated competition rules when deciding to award Sikorsky a nearly $1 billion sole-source contract to upgrade the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter.

April 26, 2021

In late January 2020, executives at the Ocala, FL-based small business Veterans Trading Co., which specializes in value-added supply chain services, started to get concerned the COVID-19 virus was likely to hit their business.

April 22, 2021

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smtih (D-WA), who will help shape the upcoming defense policy bill, said today he wants the Pentagon to change the way it does business with defense contractors, especially with intellectual property arrangements, so the government can lower costs and promote greater competition.

April 16, 2021

Defense Department acquisition Chief Information Security Officer Katie Arrington says her office is working to establish reciprocity with other government standards such as the General Services Administration's FedRAMP, in an effort to help companies reach compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program more quickly while still maintaining necessary security requirements.

April 15, 2021

The Defense Department is expected to release contract solicitations with new cyber certification requirements in the coming weeks, but assessment companies are concerned about the impact of limited quality assurance guidance from the Pentagon and its independent accreditation body before the contractor auditing process officially starts.

April 13, 2021

A coalition of aircraft carrier industrial base companies is meeting with members of Congress this week to lobby for continued block buys of aircraft carriers and consistent funding for carriers' refueling and complex overhauls.

April 5, 2021

When Mark Lewis walked into the Pentagon in late 2019, he thought his most important job as a leading research official would be overseeing the development of new, high-speed missiles.

April 1, 2021

The Air Force's flagship DevSecOps team -- Platform One -- is considering a range of contractual vehicles to deepen partnerships with the defense industrial base and incentivize software companies to collaborate on new and improved enterprise services for military customers.

March 18, 2021

CMMC Accreditation Body chair Karlton Johnson says his organization is prepared to meet the demand for assessments from contractors once the first certified, third-party assessment organizations are approved by the Defense Contract Management Agency.

March 15, 2021

The chief executive of Vectrus said this month the company is optimistic it will be able to expand its work through the Army's Logistics Civil Augmentation program in the Indo-Pacific Command region, particularly with the Navy.

March 3, 2021

The Government Accountability Office has denied Anduril Industries' complaint against the Air Force's Advanced Battle Management System program, arguing the agency lacks jurisdiction over the protest because the award in question is worth less than $25 million.

February 24, 2021

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jack Reed (D-RI) said today a new executive order from President Biden to review the U.S. defense industrial base is the start of a "major effort" to secure national supply chains, despite challenges posed by China's key role in the global marketplace.

February 24, 2021

Sierra Nevada Corp. has filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office against the Air Force's solicitation for a nearly $1 billion HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter upgrades contract the service is sole sourcing to Sikorsky.

February 23, 2021

Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle has resigned following an investigation into the company's Littoral Combat Ship program, Austal announced today.