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February 22, 2016 | Daily News

Rockwell Collins' government business has shrunk to adapt to tougher times, but the unit's top executive says it's now well positioned to take advantage of Pentagon interest in commercial technology.

February 17, 2016 | Daily News

SOS International, which skyrocketed in size following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, is seeking to continue to grow, this time through a mix of organic growth and new acquisitions.

February 16, 2016 | Daily News

After backing down from plans to require a sponsor for independent research and development projects last year, the Pentagon on Tuesday released a new proposal that would require the defense industry to provide more visibility into its IR&D work.

February 08, 2016 | Daily News

After backing off a controversial independent research and development proposal last year, the Pentagon is again moving forward to reshape acquisition regulations to ensure companies don't use allowable research expenses to win contracts.

February 05, 2016 | Daily News

Focused on expanding its product sales in the United States and abroad, Kratos Defense & Security is using its own dollars to research new technology, according to the company's chief executive.

February 04, 2016 | Daily News

With the appointment of contracting veteran David Dacquino to a newly created position, Serco has adjusted its structure to ensure it remains close to its customer.

February 02, 2016 | Daily News

About five years ago, defense contractors all seemed to be working off the same playbook.

January 28, 2016 | Daily News

Some of the largest contractors, reporting generally flat sales in 2015, said they continue to pursue international sales and spend on research to find future growth.

January 27, 2016 | Daily News

As many of the largest government contractors this week report flat sales in 2015, executives are praising improved stability in the federal budget planning process.

January 26, 2016 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, reported Tuesday that profit and sales were flat in 2015, though the company saw increased sales of the F-35, its largest program.

January 26, 2016 | Daily News

Leidos said Tuesday it has agreed to combine its company with Lockheed Martin's IT services business in a deal that would create the largest government services contractor with about $10 billion in annual sales and roughly 33,000 employees.

January 20, 2016 | Daily News

Following a meeting with a top Pentagon official last week, an Aerospace Industries Association official said the group does not expect the Defense Department to propose any "sweeping changes" or seek new authorities related to slowing industry consolidation.

January 19, 2016 | Daily News

The Pentagon has released a new directive to address the impacts of climate change that will affect the Defense Department's acquisition oversight structure.

January 19, 2016 | Daily News

Security contractor PAE said Tuesday that private-equity firm Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire it from owner Lindsay Goldberg, also a private-equity company.

January 19, 2016 | Daily News

Security contractor PAE said Tuesday that private-equity firm Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire it from owner Lindsay Goldberg, also a private-equity company.

January 15, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department is focusing on how to better manage the $145 billion it spent on the acquisition of services in fiscal year 2015, while the Government Accountability Office is in the final stages of crafting a report on the matter, according to a top Pentagon official.

January 14, 2016 | Daily News

A new instruction on Defense Department services acquisition represents a positive step, several industry analysts tell Inside Defense.

January 11, 2016 | Daily News

Industry officials are praising the closure of a proposed Pentagon rule on commercial price reasonableness, which has been folded into another rulemaking effort.

January 11, 2016 | Daily News

A new rule goes into effect Monday that requires government contractors to allow their employees to discuss and disclose their compensation.

January 08, 2016 | Daily News

Fresh off two years as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Christian Marrone said he was drawn to his new job at government services contractor CSRA because of the company's opportunity to carve out a place for itself.