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January 28, 2019 | Daily News

Peraton is focusing on areas of work "that are strategically important to us," including space command and control, offensive cyber, artificial intelligence and machine learning, the company's chief executive told Inside Defense.

January 16, 2019 | Daily News

Though Science Applications International Corp. fell short in pursuing two major military vehicle programs, the company's chief executive told Inside Defense he would not have changed the company's technical approach.

January 14, 2019 | Daily News

The head of Booz Allen Hamilton's defense business said the company has shifted its business into deeper technology work and now is seeking to position itself as a "solutions" provider.

January 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking ideas for how it can incentivize better performance from defense contractors after a controversial proposal to reduce customary progress payments was quashed last year.

January 11, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon says allegations that acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, a 31-year executive at Boeing, has acted improperly to benefit his former employer or is biased in favor of the company are unfounded and untrue.

January 10, 2019 | Daily News

Textron Systems is looking to its purchase of ground robotics company Howe and Howe as well as more focused independent research and development spending to help it grow, Lisa Atherton, the unit's president, told reporters today.

January 09, 2019 | Daily News

Lawyers navigating mergers and acquisitions are preparing for a greater focus by regulators on the cybersecurity implications of deals involving foreign parties and are grappling with efforts to determine whether certain foundational and emerging technologies qualify for government reviews.

January 02, 2019 | Daily News

Serco's chief executive, on the job for about a year and a half, is seeking to convince the Pentagon to turn to technology in its services contracts rather than just focus on price.

December 31, 2018 | Daily News

After a busy 2018, industry experts say they expect continued mergers and acquisitions in 2019 -- but the pace may slow as the year goes on.

December 27, 2018 | Daily News

Contractors should expect a more uncertain year, given that the country will now have divided government, industry advocates and experts told Inside Defense.

December 22, 2018 | Daily News

An interagency working group is seeking a "rational approach" to implement what officials concede is a "complicated," wide-reaching federal ban on procuring or otherwise using technology made by Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms, according to officials speaking at a MITRE Corp. event this week.

December 13, 2018 | Daily News

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has instructed his financial adviser to no longer purchase any defense stocks after news broke he bought shares in Raytheon following a meeting with President Trump that led to a newly proposed boost in defense spending.

December 13, 2018 | Daily News

Oracle America is alleging two Defense Department officials helped craft a single-award strategy for the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud program while having "significant" conflicts of interest tied to their work with Amazon Web Services.

December 07, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s highest ranking officer said today it’s "inexplicable" commercial technology companies wouldn’t want to work with the U.S. military.

December 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Department today issued a proposed rule that would implement sections of 2017 and 2018 legislation limiting the use of lowest-price, technically acceptable source selection.

December 03, 2018 | Daily News

Mercury Systems, a supplier to dozens of prime contractors, has been rapidly making acquisitions and is investing heavily in research and development as it seeks growth.

November 29, 2018 | Daily News

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL -- A small-business cybersecurity group funded under an Air Force contract has decided that forming an information-sharing and analysis organization, or ISAO, is crucial to its mission in developing cost-effective measures for defending against cyberattacks, a recommendation that is expected to be offered as a model for firms across the country.

November 27, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's contract obligations grew 13 percent between fiscal years 2015 and 2017 -- but the five largest defense contractors reaped most of that benefit, according to new analysis by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

November 26, 2018 | Daily News

A top Pentagon official said an interim Treasury Department rule that has concerned some organizations, including BAE Systems, will go through a regulation-writing process over the next year.

November 20, 2018 | Daily News

BAE Systems and other organizations are urging the Treasury Department to clarify an interim rule expanding the scope of transactions overseen by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, as BAE argues the current rules could harm trusted, foreign-owned defense firms.

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