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Defense Business Alert

June 23, 2021

A bipartisan congressional group yesterday introduced legislation that would hold Ligado Networks responsible for covering the costs of both public and private Global Positioning System users affected by the company's use of the L-Band.

June 14, 2021

The National Defense Industrial Association, in its latest survey of the defense industrial base, found that nearly 32% of defense contractors do not expect their businesses to return to a normal level of operations for more than six months.

June 11, 2021

The Pentagon last month proposed amending defense federal acquisition regulations to enhance contractors' post-award debriefing rights, a move welcomed by contractors.

June 3, 2021

The chief executives of some of the largest defense contractors said this week they are optimistic about the Pentagon budget request issued last week -- but cautioned the numbers are likely to change.

May 25, 2021

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- The chief technology officer of Raytheon Technologies says he has met in recent weeks with representatives from the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to discuss the company's focus on using a digital thread approach to speed cycle times.

May 24, 2021

EAST HARTFORD, CT -- The chief technology officer of Raytheon Technologies says he has met in recent weeks with representatives from the Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense to discuss the company's focus on using a digital thread approach to speed cycle times.

May 17, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available nationwide, many defense contracting executives say they see the vaccine as a path forward, allowing them to ramp up their work and move past this challenging time.

May 13, 2021

After adding two major acquisitions, Peraton is now looking to early July as a key timeframe in the integration of the three companies.

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.

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