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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.

March 15, 2018 | Daily News

On the heels of President Trump's executive order to block Singapore-based Broadcom's $117 billion bid to buy U.S. chip maker Qualcomm, the Pentagon's top industrial base official urged lawmakers today to further expand the authority of the powerful and secretive government committee that helped kill the deal.

March 15, 2018 | Daily News

The chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee used a Wednesday hearing on export controls to push their bill to establish a permanent statutory basis for regulating dual-use and military exports licensed by the Commerce Department, and to modernize the export-control regime.

March 09, 2018 | Daily News

Defense industrial base officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada met in Washington today to discuss transnational security cooperation, but were leery of weighing in on potential disruptions caused by President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

March 09, 2018 | Daily News

Defense industrial base officials from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada met in Washington today to discuss transnational security cooperation, but were leery of weighing in on potential disruptions caused by President Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum.

March 05, 2018 | Daily News

Reforming regulations and the acquisition process will be two areas of policy focus for Lockheed Martin in 2018, according to the company's chief executive.

March 02, 2018 | Daily News

Executives at the Air Force's top weapons suppliers say they are looking for new ways to streamline munitions production as demand grows and the service focuses on more advanced adversaries.

March 02, 2018 | Daily News

The head of Forcepoint's global governments unit is seeking to grow the company's longstanding work in cross-domain and insider threat work, while also building its more traditional cybersecurity business in critical networks and other areas.

March 01, 2018 | Daily News

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions said Wednesday it has agreed to sell its public safety and security system integration business for $69 million to Securitas Electronic Security.

February 26, 2018 | Daily News

The task force leading a new defense industrial base review recently held an "interim readout" of the effort's initial findings, according to the principal deputy director of the Pentagon's manufacturing and industrial base policy shop.

February 23, 2018 | Daily News

While the Pentagon agrees that imports of steel and aluminum "impair" national security, it has warned that trade restrictions stemming from the Commerce Department Section 232 investigations could harm relationships with key allies.

February 23, 2018 | Daily News

KBR said today it has agreed to buy Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, better known as SGT, for $355 million as it increasingly moves into the government services market.

February 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy has awarded conceptual design contracts to Austal USA, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Lockheed Martin at $14.9 million apiece for the guided missile frigate replacement program, as it readies to later down select to one vendor.

February 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking permission from Congress to negotiate a pair of multiyear contracts with Raytheon for Standard Missiles worth nearly $4 billion.

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