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Defense Business Alert

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.

January 22, 2015 | Daily News

The government's acquisition workforce is at risk of missing out on an opportunity to change its culture and practices to bolster innovation, according to a new survey conducted by the Professional Services Council industry group.

January 21, 2015 | Daily News

The U.S. government has made significant progress in updating export controls, according to Wes Bush, the chief executive of Northrop Grumman.

January 20, 2015 | Daily News

With a new acquisition under its belt, defense contractor NCI is pursuing future purchases as it seeks to grow to $500 million in revenue by 2017.

January 16, 2015 | Daily News

PAE, the company divested by Lockheed in 2011, is bulking up, announcing Friday that it has bought the 1,900-employee global security and solutions business of U.S. Investigations Services.

January 15, 2015 | Daily News

With the Pentagon set to award a massive health IT contract and more work expected across the federal government, government contractors and technology companies alike are increasingly ramping up their focus on the field.

January 14, 2015 | Daily News

The executives who presided over two of the government services industry's biggest deals last year say they expect contractors to continue reshaping and consolidating.

January 13, 2015 | Daily News

Many defense contractors have hoped that a growing federal and commercial focus on cybersecurity would offset shrinking Pentagon spending.

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