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April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The official charged with setting defense acquisition policies is pushing Congress to streamline requirements that result in lengthy haggling over cost and pricing data so the Defense Department can drastically reduce the time it takes to buy equipment.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said on Tuesday that the administration’s new conventional arms policy is a way for the U.S. boost exports to markets dominated by countries like China and Russia.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment chief says the U.S. government is going to step up its advocacy of defense exports under a new conventional arms transfer policy, but she believes companies can do more by designing their systems with "exportability" up front.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Congress has provided the services greater flexibility in contracting, but it is incumbent upon the Army to utilize that flexibility responsibly, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

April 19, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon needs to develop an institutional algorithm for scrubbing contracts so that U.S. adversaries do not have access to sensitive information, according to the Navy secretary.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

The defense industrial base is in a state of stable recovery after several years of workload stress and funding uncertainty, but recent readiness gains will be at risk should Congress be unable to cut another spending deal in fiscal year 2020, according to senior military officials.

April 10, 2018 | Daily News

The head of U.S. Transportation Command says his organization is pushing its contractors to increase their cybersecurity, but he is concerned pushing too fast and too hard will freeze some companies out.

April 04, 2018 | Daily News

BAE Systems this week filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office, arguing it is better qualified than Raytheon to serve as the operations and sustainment contractor for the Air Force's Cobra Dane radar system.

April 03, 2018 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hosted a group of defense company executives at the Pentagon today and has an additional meeting scheduled for Thursday to discuss the Defense Department's key priorities, including the security of classified information, Inside Defense has learned.

April 02, 2018 | Daily News

Several private contractors working for the Missile Defense Agency did not properly implement security processes to protect classified information, according to a new report from the Defense Department inspector general.

April 02, 2018 | Daily News

SAN DIEGO -- General Dynamics NASSCO is gearing up to build the John Lewis-class fleet oiler lead ship in September and the company is spending $62 million of internal funding for a new facility to support the effort.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

Senior Defense Department officials are calling on industry to better protect their supply chains from cyber threats, but uncertainty surrounding DOD's implementation of stringent network security requirements has companies wondering how the department will enforce compliance moving forward.

March 29, 2018 | Daily News

HUNTSVILLE, AL -- The Army has launched a new initiative to bolster its efforts "to span the chasm between critical Army modernization challenges and the vast community of non-traditional innovators," according to the service's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology.

March 28, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to govern the use of other transaction agreements so they're not misused without stymieing the speed and flexibility of the increasingly popular contracting method, according to a Defense Department official.

March 28, 2018 | Daily News

CACI International announced this morning it was withdrawing its offer to buy CSRA, giving General Dynamics a clear path to purchase the latter company.

March 23, 2018 | Daily News

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said this week the service may need Congress' assistance in negotiating with industry for intellectual property rights for new programs and for older systems with obsolete or obscure parts replacement needs.

March 23, 2018 | Daily News

As the Air Force and Boeing work toward the first KC-46 tanker deliveries later this year, the service expects a full-rate production decision will slip past the current estimate of May 2020.

March 22, 2018 | Daily News

Leaders from some of the nation's top defense companies flanked President Trump today as he signed off on new tariffs aimed at punishing China for years of "unfair" trade practices and intellectual property theft.

March 20, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is reinvigorating the use of other transaction authority to meet the needs of the National Defense Strategy by actively encouraging small and non-traditional companies to conduct business with the service.

March 19, 2018 | Daily News

CACI International has thrown its hat into the ring in the chase to purchase CSRA, offering more money per share than General Dynamics’ multibillion-dollar bid.