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Defense Business Alert

July 12, 2018 | Daily News

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, readying to grow its tactical and target drone businesses, has opened a new facility, teamed with another contractor to bolster its capacity and hired a former four-star Air Force general as a consultant.

July 10, 2018 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee remains concerned the Defense Department does not have adequate policies and controls in place to enforce limitations on its annual amount of contracted services and is urging the Pentagon comptroller to review the matter.

July 03, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon late last month proposed amending defense acquisition regulations to "encourage contractors to propose commercial or non-Government standards and industry-wide practices that meet the intent of military specifications and standards."

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman over the last year has opted not to bid in four major competitions, raising questions among some analysts about the company's long-term strategy.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is updating its guidebook for using other transaction agreements after the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest against one of the organization’s production agreements.

June 23, 2018 | Daily News

Senate lawmakers, afraid the Army might award a foreign company a sole-source contract to replace transmissions for the entire fleet of Bradley fighting vehicles, have taken steps to insulate U.S. manufacturers by proposing legislation requiring a full and open competition, Inside Defense has learned.

June 20, 2018 | Daily News

Amazon Web Services, the largest commercial cloud provider in the world, sees the Defense Department as central to a federal sector that's been slow to modernize its IT infrastructure, but has just started to embrace commercial cloud technologies.

June 19, 2018 | Daily News

IT services contractor NCI is today launching an artificial intelligence technology meant to help the government address mundane and repetitive tasks, from data entry to service desk support.

June 18, 2018 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency's reliance on undefinitized contracts -- which the military uses to authorize companies to begin work on weapons projects before agreeing to final terms -- has increased dramatically over the last five years, according to a congressional audit.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon, on the heels of completing a review of its manufacturing industrial base, will soon begin studying whether U.S. industry is prepared to deliver the game-changing technologies the Defense Department seeks to field in the future.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The head of the Air Force Sustainment Center told lawmakers Thursday the intellectual property that supports weapon system development has become more valuable than the actual hardware -- a shift that has sparked some concern among lawmakers and the Defense Department as they struggle to negotiate with industry for access to those data rights.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

House lawmakers are moving to restrict how quickly the Defense Department can shift other transaction agreements from prototype work to production after government auditors ruled DOD improperly awarded a nearly $1 billion follow-on production agreement earlier this spring.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking to bolster its DIBNow system, a business intelligence and analytics capability focused on the industrial base, according to the head of the Defense Department's manufacturing and industrial base policy shop.

June 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Contract Audit Agency in its annual report states it has reduced the backlog of incurred cost audits to an average age of 14 months and is set to clear the backlog this fiscal year.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Federal Trade Commission said this week it is imposing conditions on Northrop Grumman to ensure continued competition in the missile systems market following Northrop's acquisition of Orbital ATK.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lockheed Martin that was rebooted two years ago, is set to receive another $100 million in funding following the new tax law, the company said today.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Robins Air Force Base, GA, will build a blue-suit heavy maintenance enterprise for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, the second major intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to try a new sustainment approach there in as many years.

June 04, 2018 | Daily News

Parsons last month picked up Polaris Alpha, a significant step in its effort to accelerate the growth of its federal business.

June 01, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies and BAE Systems have stopped work on the Air Force's EC-130H Compass Call "cross-deck" program until the service can again obligate funds in two weeks, an Air Force spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

May 26, 2018 | Daily News

An improving U.S. defense budget has led DynCorp International to return to its historical core markets, boosting profits and leaving the company weighing its acquisition options.

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