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February 20, 2015 | Daily News

The chief executive officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries warned this week that further sequestration cuts could put the George Washington aircraft carrier back on the chopping block.

February 20, 2015 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls is planning significant new investments in its shipbuilding facilities to win new work as the Navy readies multiple major contracts, the contractor's chief executive said this week.

February 19, 2015 | Daily News

Orbital ATK, the company created earlier this month by merging Orbital Sciences with ATK's defense and aerospace groups, has already cut about 500 jobs as part of an effort to improve efficiency, executives said Thursday.

February 19, 2015 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin will continue to make the case against sequestration, Robert Rangel, who heads the company's Washington operations, said this week.

February 18, 2015 | Daily News

As Lockheed Martin reshapes for tougher times, the contractor is significantly boosting its focus on international sales, hiring hundreds in the countries where it hopes to win work and opening new offices abroad, top executives said Wednesday.

February 17, 2015 | Daily News

The new chief executive of the National Defense Industrial Association is seeking to adapt the organization for a tougher time for industry and for government-focused conferences.

February 13, 2015 | Daily News

Government contracting advocates and attorneys say they are concerned that new regulations related to trafficking create too many questions to be well implemented.

February 12, 2015 | Daily News

The chief executive of Vencore is rapidly remaking the company, turning a former Lockheed Martin unit into a services company with a much broader range of customers and capabilities.

February 11, 2015 | Daily News

As government spending declines, the new chief executive of Booz Allen Hamilton says the contractor is positioning itself to grow, investing in international work and in new ideas.

February 09, 2015 | Daily News

The Army and Air Force have released a ranked list of contractors as part of a Defense Department-wide effort to recognize top-tier companies and hold poor performers accountable.

February 06, 2015 | Daily News

Harris Corp. said Friday it has agreed to acquire Exelis in a $4.75 billion deal, marking a major move to consolidate the defense industry as Pentagon spending dips.

February 06, 2015 | Daily News

Harris Corp. said Friday it has agreed to acquire Exelis in a $4.75 billion deal, marking a major move to consolidate the defense industry as Pentagon spending dips.

February 05, 2015 | Daily News

Curtiss-Wright's defense solutions division has opened what it is calling the "bicycle shop," an internal incubator meant to explore next-generation technologies.

February 04, 2015 | Daily News

The aggressive price wars in the government services market are generating lower profit margins, pushing at least one of the largest defense contractors to question whether these businesses are worth keeping.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

More than a year after splitting its business into two pieces, Science Applications International Corp. is reshaped for a tougher environment and ready for growth, its chief executive told InsideDefense.com.

January 30, 2015 | Daily News

Defense contracting executives said this week that they view the spending bill passed in December as well as next week's planned budget release as positive steps -- but cautioned that there remains uncertainty around the debt ceiling and sequestration.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

Some of the largest defense contractors reported Thursday a decline in sales -- but several executives said they are seeing a better spending environment emerge this year.

January 28, 2015 | Daily News

Defense contractors from General Dynamics to Booz Allen Hamilton to Boeing reported boosts in quarterly sales and profit Wednesday.

January 27, 2015 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, said Tuesday that profit in its most recent quarter hit $904 million, up about 85 percent from the same three-month period a year ago.

January 26, 2015 | Daily News

Raytheon announced today it has acquired Sensintel, a Tucson, AZ-based company that specializes in unmanned aircraft systems technology for intelligence and special operations agencies.

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