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Defense Business Alert

June 30, 2015 | Daily News

Defense industry advocates and executives say the Obama administration's effort to improve export controls, now in its final stretch, has resulted in improvements but more remains to be done.

June 29, 2015 | Daily News

Two defense contracting chief executives late last week pushed back against a Pentagon proposal that would require companies to find Defense Department sponsors to back their independent research and development projects.

June 26, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon was given an "A" grade on Friday by the U.S. Small Business Administration for awarding $53.3 billion in fiscal year 2014 prime contracts to small businesses -- more than half of the federal government's total for FY-14.

June 25, 2015 | Daily News

In an effort to stand out from other contractors and offer cutting-edge technology, Vencore has renamed and reinvigorated its research organization, dubbing it Vencore Labs.

June 25, 2015 | Daily News

While foreign companies seeking to sell to the U.S. government face a greater regulations burden, the defense market here remains worth pursuing, top executives said Wednesday.

June 22, 2015 | Daily News

Lou Von Thaer, president of Leidos' national security sector, has been named chief executive of DynCorp International, the company told InsideDefense.com on Monday.

June 18, 2015 | Daily News

Following the end of discussions between Huntington Ingalls and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners about how best to redevelop the Avondale shipyard, the chief executive of Huntington Ingalls says the company is now exploring other options.

June 17, 2015 | Daily News

Babcock & Wilcox is splitting its business in two, creating a power-generation business that will retain the Babcock & Wilcox name and a company known as BWX Technologies that will include the company's naval nuclear reactor manufacturing and government services work.

June 15, 2015 | Daily News

Colt Defense announced Monday it has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to "allow for an accelerated sale of Colt's business operations in the U.S. and Canada."

June 15, 2015 | Daily News

United Technologies said early Monday it has decided to separate its Sikorsky Aircraft business, following a review of strategic alternatives.

June 11, 2015 | Daily News

General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls, the Navy's two submarine builders, are in discussions with the service about how to structure the Ohio-class replacement program, according to the two companies' chief executives.

June 11, 2015 | Daily News

Seeking to improve the efficiency of its shipbuilding business, Huntington Ingalls is seeking new customers and preparing to make a "generational reset" of its shipbuilding facilities and processes.

June 10, 2015 | Inside the Pentagon

The Pentagon has awarded fewer small business sole-source contracts over the past few years, but defense officials are unable to determine if a law requiring justification before awarding these contracts is responsible for the decline, Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall tells lawmakers in a recent report.

June 10, 2015 | Daily News

The federal government's reduction in the number of cleared workers is creating challenges for contractors, industry advocates and company executives say.

June 09, 2015 | Daily News

Science Applications International Corp. on Tuesday reported a slight increase in sales in its most recent quarter.

June 08, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is preparing to release a new instruction meant to improve its scrutiny of services contracts, a top military buying official said Monday.

June 08, 2015 | Daily News

The Pentagon is preparing to release a new instruction meant to improve its scrutiny of services contracts, a top military buying official said Monday.

June 04, 2015 | Daily News

The acquisition of A-T Solutions, which made its name training the military on how to counter roadside bombs, will expand PAE's work with the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security and intelligence agencies, PAE's chief executive told InsideDefense.com this week.

June 02, 2015 | Daily News

As contractors increasingly look to international sales to manage the U.S. downturn in defense spending, they face a complex set of requirements and a growing tab related to offsets. Some are finding that selling abroad is as much about incentives packages as it is about the weapon systems.

June 01, 2015 | Daily News

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions said Monday it has agreed to sell the U.S. and U.K. operations of its electronic products division following a sweeping company review.