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May 04, 2018 | Daily News

EVERETT, WA -- Boeing officials this week said the company is working "shoulder to shoulder" with the Air Force to deliver the first next-generation KC-46 tankers by the end of the year, telling reporters here the program's schedule problems are largely a thing of the past.

May 03, 2018 | Daily News

Mike Petters, the company's chief executive, told investors today he is most concerned about the aircraft carrier supply chain that includes over 5,000 suppliers throughout the country. HII is focused on making sure the supply base has the support it needs to expand its workforce.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies' new executive leadership team should be complete by the end of this calendar year, according to the company's chief executive.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

Boeing announced today it has agreed to acquire Miami-based aerospace parts distributor KLX for $4.25 billion.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

Textron Marine Systems began on-water testing for the ship-to-shore connector earlier this month and is preparing for builder's trials at the end of this month, according to a company official.

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.

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