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March 22, 2016 | Daily News

The State Department's top official charged with overseeing arms control and international security struck a different tone from some Pentagon officials Tuesday when she defended the U.S. foreign military sales system that has often been characterized as sluggish and inefficient.

March 15, 2016 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin needs the international partners for the Joint Strike Fighter program to decide by June or July whether they would like to buy jets as part of a block buy beginning in fiscal year 2018, according to a company executive.

March 11, 2016 | Daily News

As the Pentagon focuses on innovation, commercial satellite executives this week said they'd like to see military officials recognize and bolster their role.

March 09, 2016 | Daily News

The executives who oversaw some of the largest recent deals in the government contracting industry said Wednesday their companies should not be counted out of future acquisitions, but suggested their focus will shift to smaller deals.

March 04, 2016 | Daily News

Facing increasingly fast-paced technological change, Harris' space and intelligence systems business last year opened an innovation center meant to explore new ideas.

March 03, 2016 | Daily News

Defense contractors on Thursday said the Pentagon's potential plan to reshape acquisition regulations so that companies can't use allowable research expenses to win contracts could backfire and disincentivize research spending.

March 03, 2016 | Daily News

Defense contractors on Thursday said the Pentagon's potential plan to reshape acquisition regulations so that companies can't use allowable research expenses to win contracts could backfire and disincentivize research spending.

March 02, 2016 | Daily News

Defense officials and executives agreed at a Wednesday panel that the bid protest process is needed, but said it has unintended consequences on the acquisition system.

March 01, 2016 | Daily News

After a career that's included jobs at the Pentagon, in industry and at a think tank, David Berteau is headed to the Professional Services Council, where he said services contracting is at a key moment.

February 24, 2016 | Daily News

Raytheon's announcement this week that it will bid for the Air Force's next-generation trainer program signals an effort to move into adjacencies as defense spending shrinks, analysts say.

February 23, 2016 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition chief says his newly drafted proposal recommending Congress take steps to regulate consolidation among major defense contractors is being reviewed by "interagency" authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission, the Justice Department and the House and Senate Judiciary committees.

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.

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