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May 25, 2018 | Daily News

A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program hopes to develop tools to ensure autonomous systems act properly as they evolve with machine learning, and will work with Boeing and Northrop Grumman testbeds to vet those assured autonomy techniques.

May 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's annual assessment of the defense industrial base shares concerns with Capitol Hill about the future of solid-rocket motors, including the potential for competition and continued research and development in the face of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program.

May 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office this week denied parts of Sikorsky's challenge to how the Air Force handles data rights in the UH-1N Huey replacement program, and dismissed other points because they were raised too early or late in the competition.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has selected Boeing as the aircraft integrator for the B-52 re-engining program, and expects to have an approved acquisition strategy for the effort by September.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of senators is urging White House trade negotiators to refrain from actions that could grant China increased access to critical U.S. military technologies or undermine enforcement actions against Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp., according to a May 22 letter.

May 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is seeking information from industry to support an externally mounted gun system demonstration on an MH-60S aircraft, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

May 19, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies is moving to focus its research and development and invest in or acquire innovative companies as its seeks to become a "non-traditional sixth prime" under new chief executive Chris Kubasik.

May 12, 2018 | Daily News

An In-Q-Tel executive nominated to serve as deputy under secretary for research and engineering said she believes there are major opportunities for the Defense Department to team with commercial technology firms backed by venture capital, but only if the government is willing to "take a back seat."

May 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Army needs to combine greater outreach to industry -- traditional and otherwise -- with less prescriptive requirements to foster innovation and improve acquisition, according to the service secretary.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

EVERETT, WA -- Boeing officials this week said the company is working "shoulder to shoulder" with the Air Force to deliver the first next-generation KC-46 tankers by the end of the year, telling reporters here the program's schedule problems are largely a thing of the past.

May 03, 2018 | Daily News

Mike Petters, the company's chief executive, told investors today he is most concerned about the aircraft carrier supply chain that includes over 5,000 suppliers throughout the country. HII is focused on making sure the supply base has the support it needs to expand its workforce.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies' new executive leadership team should be complete by the end of this calendar year, according to the company's chief executive.

May 01, 2018 | Daily News

Boeing announced today it has agreed to acquire Miami-based aerospace parts distributor KLX for $4.25 billion.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

New draft guidance released by the Defense Department last week lays out how contracting officers can use cybersecurity standards in a procurement action, meaning companies who aren't complying with the security controls could soon be deemed too risky for DOD work. 

April 27, 2018 | Daily News

Textron Marine Systems began on-water testing for the ship-to-shore connector earlier this month and is preparing for builder's trials at the end of this month, according to a company official.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The official charged with setting defense acquisition policies is pushing Congress to streamline requirements that result in lengthy haggling over cost and pricing data so the Defense Department can drastically reduce the time it takes to buy equipment.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Peter Navarro, director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said on Tuesday that the administration’s new conventional arms policy is a way for the U.S. boost exports to markets dominated by countries like China and Russia.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's acquisition and sustainment chief says the U.S. government is going to step up its advocacy of defense exports under a new conventional arms transfer policy, but she believes companies can do more by designing their systems with "exportability" up front.

April 25, 2018 | Daily News

Congress has provided the services greater flexibility in contracting, but it is incumbent upon the Army to utilize that flexibility responsibly, according to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.

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