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December 18, 2017 | Daily News

The head of Army Materiel Command has directed a review of the six strategic sourcing contracts under his authority to assess whether the contract requirements were defined correctly and whether the most effective vehicle was used.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon wants to increasingly use "other transaction" authority to accelerate acquisition timelines and bolster its business with commercial companies, but DOD officials concede the department faces a lack of knowledge about the unusual contracting method.

December 15, 2017 | Daily News

Industry this week noted progress on a slate of Air Force weapons -- including two early-stage programs -- the Defense Department wants to add onto aircraft in the next few years.

December 14, 2017 | Daily News

The number of vendors receiving prime contracts from the Pentagon shrunk by 17,000 during the defense drawdown, according to a new report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

December 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon sees public-private partnerships as one way to gain influence in a microelectronics market increasingly controlled by China, according to a defense official.

December 14, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon's top procurement official is set to meet next month with three defense industry groups, the chief executive of the National Defense Industrial Association said last week.

December 13, 2017 | Daily News

The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office.

December 11, 2017 | Daily News

The National Defense Industrial Association is working with its members to collect and anonymize their data to contribute to the Pentagon's ongoing industrial base review.

December 11, 2017 | Daily News

The Commerce Department's report on its Section 232 investigation into steel imports has been deemed insufficient due to Defense Department objections and other concerns, sources told Inside U.S. Trade, delaying its release and any action the president might take to shore up the U.S. industry.

December 08, 2017 | Daily News

Not-for-profit defense contractor LMI is shedding its international work and refocusing its attention on its procurement, logistics, sustainment and analytics capabilities, the organization's new chief executive says.

December 06, 2017 | Daily News

L3 Technologies, which completed several acquisitions this year, has more than two dozen companies under consideration as potential purchases, the company's next chief executive said this week.

December 06, 2017 | Daily News

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

December 02, 2017 | Daily News

SIMI VALLEY, CA – The chief executive of L3 Technologies said today he'd prefer Congress increase the fiscal year 2018 defense budget rather than continue advancing a massive tax reform package.

December 02, 2017 | Daily News

The Pentagon acquisition chief, flanked by the House majority leader and the CEO of Northrop Grumman, said Saturday the United States needs to loosen export controls to allow greater sharing and sales of information and technology with U.S. partners and allies.

November 30, 2017 | Daily News

LOS ANGELES -- As the Air Force works to make its space systems more resilient in an increasingly contested and congested space environment, the Aerospace Corp. is working with the service and industry to better understand the implications and nuances of resiliency at the strategic, mission and system levels.

November 30, 2017 | Daily News

Republicans are working on a short-term extension of the stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown Dec. 8, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidelines to help defense contractors comply with cybersecurity requirements for "controlled unclassified information" that come into effect on Dec. 31.

November 28, 2017 | Daily News

Raytheon is protesting the Air Force's decision to exclude aircraft with the company's "Archimedes" wide-area surveillance radar from the range of bids the service will consider for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program, a company spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

November 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned the Defense Department lacks visibility into the massive amount of money it spends every year on services contracts and is urging the Pentagon to implement "effective control mechanisms."

November 21, 2017 | Daily News

The Defense Department and contractors have two years to ready for a new provision in the defense authorization bill requiring large contractors who file losing bid protests with the Government Accountability Office to pay the Pentagon's costs in processing the protest.