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Defense Business Alert

March 21, 2017 |

Lockheed Martin is seeing new opportunity in international sales and in regulatory and tax changes under the Trump administration, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.

March 20, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to confer with defense industry executives on April 13 during a meeting convened by three industry organizations, according to a source with knowledge of the event.

March 17, 2017 |

Rockwell Collins said this week it has received an agreement from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, through which the company will provide "an open source aggregation framework to enable cross-platform data link communications on mobile devices for Windows and Android."

March 14, 2017 |

The chief executive of Leonardo DRS says the competition to provide the Air Force’s next-generation trainer showcases the increased globalization of the defense industry.

March 10, 2017 |

The onset of budgetary sequestration in 2013 contributed to a decline in contract obligations across the government over the course of a five-year period, with a majority of that decrease coming from the Defense Department, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

March 10, 2017 |

KeyW's acquisition of Sotera Defense Solutions will increase the company's work with Defense Department agencies and give it access to more prime contractor work, according to the company's chief executive.

March 09, 2017 |

A new Pentagon directive, issued last month, reasserts the Defense Department's role in reviewing mergers and acquisitions involving major defense suppliers.

March 08, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Commerce Department is poised to send out surveys to the semiconductor industry in a follow-up study to a 2009 effort designed to get a handle on the current field, according to a source with knowledge of the effort.

March 08, 2017 |

The Air Force and Boeing have agreed on a new acquisition program baseline schedule for the KC-46 tanker that moves the start of initial operational test and evaluation from May 2016 to November 2017 and pushes a full-rate production decision back more than two years from June 2017 to August 2019.

March 07, 2017 |

The Pentagon is concerned with the ability of the aerospace sector to sustain the unique design and manufacturing skills needed to ensure future U.S. military combat aircraft can be both designed and produced, according to a report by the Defense Department office charged with monitoring the defense industrial base.

February 24, 2017 |

Canadian communications and information company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates -- or MDA -- said today it has agreed to acquire Earth imagery company DigitalGlobe in a $3.6 billion deal.

February 23, 2017 |

Leidos said Thursday it has shifted from five business units to four, distributing what was its defense business between its intelligence and civil business units.

February 22, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Commerce Department is preparing to send out a new survey this spring examining the U.S. rocket propulsion industry, according to a source with knowledge of the effort.

February 22, 2017 |

Aerojet Rocketdyne announced Wednesday it has agreed to buy Orlando, FL-based Coleman Aerospace from L3 Technologies for $15 million in cash.

February 17, 2017 |

Boeing officials plied President Trump's staff with literature on a newly rebranded variant of the Super Horner -- the F/A-18 XT -- which the defense contractor is pitching in response to Trump's request for a proposal to compete against the Navy's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft requirement.

February 16, 2017 |

The chief executive of shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls said Thursday that growing the Navy's fleet to the level President Trump has advocated would not be "a light switch that you just turn on."

February 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

Responses to a Commerce Department survey designed to gather information on U.S. companies that produce bare printed circuit boards found that the fragile industry is contracting, possibly forcing the federal government to turn to China, according to a source with knowledge of the study.

February 15, 2017 | Inside the Pentagon

The Commerce Department is in the midst of a three-year effort to gather information on all the facilities that have a classified contract with the Pentagon, according to a source with knowledge of the effort.

February 15, 2017 |

After almost a year as chief executive of Engility, Lynn Dugle says the company has moved from an approach geared to lowest-priced, technically acceptable contracts to a best-value stance as it pursues growth.

February 13, 2017 |

In an oblique appeal to the Trump administration, the Aerospace Industries Association is touting a "record trade surplus of $90 billion in 2016" and continued support of the U.S. manufacturing sector.