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Defense Business Alert

April 27, 2016 | Daily News

Sales were mostly flat for some of the largest defense contractors during their most recent quarters, companies reported Wednesday.

April 27, 2016 | Daily News

Boeing on Wednesday reported a $156 million after-tax charge on the KC-46 tanker program, marking the company's third charge on the program and bringing the total amount of the charges to nearly $1 billion.

April 26, 2016 | Daily News

A new task force, organized by the Center for a New American Security, is set to explore how the next administration can best manage the changing U.S. defense industrial base.

April 19, 2016 | Daily News

Three Silicon Valley chief executives said Tuesday they want to continue working with the Pentagon, but need a speedier path to sales.

April 19, 2016 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee lawmakers recognize that commercial technology companies are an untapped resource for the Pentagon, but proposed legislation seeks to put the brakes on Defense Secretary Ash Carter's premiere initiative to promote greater partnerships with Silicon Valley startups.

April 18, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department is asking Congress to establish a pilot program for acquisition program "set-asides" to encourage commercial technology companies to do business with the Pentagon.

April 15, 2016 | Daily News

To pay for an electronic filing system, the Government Accountability Office is proposing a $350 filing fee for bid protests, according to a notice issued in Friday’s Federal Register.

April 14, 2016 | Daily News

The Defense Department is seeking legislation from Congress that would direct the U.S. Court of Federal Claims to adopt timeliness rules mirroring those of the Government Accountability Office, thereby forcing defense contractors to file bid protests with one or the other, but not both as current law allows.

April 13, 2016 | Daily News

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- The United Launch Alliance said this week it will know "in the next few days" which component caused an anomaly in its Atlas V launch vehicle.

April 12, 2016 | Daily News

The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission issued a joint statement Tuesday "reaffirming the importance of preserving competition in the defense industry," months after Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's acquisition chief, announced he was seeking greater government authority to review proposed mergers and acquisition activity in the defense sector.

April 07, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has cast a wide net across industry for its Gremlins concept, leveraging expertise from both munitions and unmanned aerial systems for its latest venture into unmanned, swarming vehicles.

April 07, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force has incurred $15.4 million in additional costs from Lockheed Martin after construction challenges at the first Space Fence site caused some schedule delays and additional work for the contractor.

April 07, 2016 | Inside the Air Force

The Air Force Research Laboratory this week awarded Boeing a $275 million contract to continue to manage its space observatories at Starfire Optical Range in New Mexico and Maui Space Surveillance Complex in Hawaii.

April 07, 2016 | Daily News

The Army on March 28 awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, valued at $750 million, for "non-standard ammunition and non-standard mortar weapon systems" to Orbital ATK and Chemring Military Products.

April 01, 2016 | Daily News

The defense business of iRobot has been formally purchased by Arlington Capital Partners, marking the company's debut as a stand-alone, privately held robotics business.

March 31, 2016 | Daily News

The Pentagon is making progress on controlling cost growth in its acquisition programs, while defense contractors are performing well in the market, according to a Government Accountability Office report released March 31.

March 30, 2016 | Daily News

As the Defense Department looks elsewhere for new ideas, large defense contractors are speaking up about the innovative technology development they have underway.

March 29, 2016 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Ash Carter met Tuesday with executives from the leading defense companies to discuss how industry can improve collaboration with the Pentagon.

March 29, 2016 | Daily News

With the Pentagon pushing innovation, defense contractors and investors are focusing new attention on robotics and autonomous technologies.

March 28, 2016 | Daily News

Defense contractor General Dynamics is increasingly focusing on the public safety market, seeing growing overlap between the technologies used in that market and the contractor's traditional military expertise.

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