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Defense Business Alert

August 17, 2017 |

Govini, a big data and analytics company that helps users make sense of public-sector data, has brought on a new chief executive and named several well-known defense and industry officials to its board as it seeks new customers.

August 15, 2017 |

President Trump today issued an order to consider a Section 301 investigation into China's intellectual property practices, a move welcomed by many in industry and on Capitol Hill -- although some Democrats blasted the administration for not going far enough to counter Chinese forced technology transfers.

August 14, 2017 |

In 2016, the Pentagon reviewed 12 of the roughly 380 defense-related mergers and acquisitions, according to a new report to Congress from the Defense Department's manufacturing and industrial base policy office.

August 14, 2017 |

The Defense Department is developing guidance to ensure the military is properly defining the requirements of foreign arms buyers as part of an effort to make foreign military sales more timely, according to a recent government audit.

August 11, 2017 |

As federal agencies prepare reports on their compliance with Buy American laws, contractors should be checking their own processes and documentation, according to one government contracting adviser.

August 10, 2017 |

Huntington Ingalls said last week it has entered into an agreement to sell its Avondale facility.

August 10, 2017 |

The aerospace and technology arm of Jacobs -- a Dallas-headquartered company best known for its global engineering and construction services -- upset incumbent Northrop Grumman by winning a potential $4.6 billion follow-on contract to support the Missile Defense Agency, its first successful major foray into government missile-defense business.

August 09, 2017 |

The Professional Services Council opposes several provisions in the Senate Armed Services Committee's fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill, including one requiring large contractors to cover the cost of their failed bid protests.

August 08, 2017 |

A top Raytheon executive says the company is increasingly focused on making use of cutting-edge commercial technology.

August 03, 2017 |

Many defense contractors, including several major services contractors, said they saw sales increases in the most recent quarter.

July 31, 2017 |

Defense Department acquisition officers should strive to procure goods and services as quickly as possible, but remain vigilant when it comes to avoiding waste, according to a memo from Shay Assad, the Pentagon's defense pricing director.

July 31, 2017 |

The Pentagon last week said it plans to survey nearly 13,000 businesses and not-for-profit organizations to develop a defense industrial base information system.

July 27, 2017 |

Raytheon and L3 Technologies this week both reported sales increases in their most recent quarters.

July 26, 2017 |

Some of the largest defense companies this week reported increases in profit during their most recent quarters.

July 21, 2017 |

President Trump will sign an executive order Friday directing the Pentagon to oversee a nine-month, government-wide assessment of the defense industrial base, according to White House officials.

July 21, 2017 |

The Air Force this week awarded General Electric a $409 million contract to support next-generation engine technology development, the latest in a string of awards to airframe and engine developers.

July 21, 2017 |

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman told Inside the Air Force this week the company will have options ready for Congress and the Air Force if Senate language telling the service to explore the idea of an unmanned U-2 is approved in the final fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill.

July 21, 2017 |

Gulfstream is reinforcing its position in the search for a new platform to replace the EC-130H for the Compass Call mission, as the Government Accountability Office mulls two bid protests filed by Boeing and Bombardier and L3 Technologies waits to see if it can lead the Compass Call effort on behalf of the Air Force.

July 20, 2017 |

Both Congress and the Pentagon are seeking to help non-traditional defense companies win work -- but the challenges are extensive, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

July 18, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, on Tuesday reported sales in its most recent quarter reached $12.7 billion, up nearly 10 percent from the same three-month period a year earlier.