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Defense Business Alert

September 9, 2015

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency plans to publish a revision to its "Vision 2020" plan in October, one year after the strategy was first implemented.

September 1, 2015

Computer Sciences Corp. said this week it has agreed to combine its soon-to-be-created government services unit with SRA International once the separation is complete.

August 31, 2015

Northrop Grumman has beat out BAE Systems for a contract for the Army's Common Infrared Countermeasure program, an effort potentially worth more than $3 billion over the next several years.

August 27, 2015

Some industry executives, once concerned about the use of lowest-priced, technically acceptable contracting approaches, say they're happy to see the Pentagon using this method less.

August 26, 2015

After steep declines in its work related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ManTech International is seeking a new path forward, making plans to grow its cybersecurity, health information technology and homeland security business.

August 25, 2015

Even as some large contractors are jettisoning their services work, others are forecasting growth ahead in that area.

August 24, 2015

Momentum Aviation Group has purchased BOSH Global Services in a bid to expand the companies' surveillance work.

August 21, 2015

Lockheed Martin has become the first defense contractor accredited as a commercial service provider under the Department of Homeland Security's enhanced cybersecurity services program.

August 20, 2015

Seeking to continue advancing its technology -- even as Pentagon spending shrinks -- defense contractor TCOM, which manufactures aerostat systems, has opened a center of excellence.

August 19, 2015

Salient Federal Solutions was seeking a change. The contractor, founded in 2009, was growing only modestly, according to its chief executive.

August 18, 2015

Textron Systems' chief executive is urging defense contractors to more proactively adapt to tougher budget times, but says the industry also needs support from the Pentagon.

August 17, 2015

Defense Department research and development spending has a positive impact on private companies' innovation efforts, despite the Pentagon's focus on creating narrow, mission-oriented technologies and its inability to share some classified inventions, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

August 14, 2015

Defense and federal services businesses worth billions of dollars are considered up for potential sale but -- so far -- potential buyers are playing coy.

August 12, 2015

Following the award of a massive Pentagon electronic health records program to Leidos, no protests have been filed, allowing the contractor to move forward with the initiative.

August 12, 2015

Computer Sciences Corp. is making "good progress" on the separation effort expected to create two public companies, one focused on the U.S. public sector and the other on commercial and international government customers.

August 11, 2015

Salient Federal Solutions and CRGT said Tuesday they have agreed to merge to create a $375 million IT services contractor.

August 7, 2015

Following its acquisition of Exelis, Harris plans to close Exelis' Fort Wayne, IN, tactical radio manufacturing facility and consolidate the work into its existing facility in Rochester, NY.

August 6, 2015

The chief executive of Huntington Ingalls is warning that paying for the Ohio-class replacement submarine program out of the naval shipbuilding account will take a significant toll on the industrial base.

August 5, 2015

Leidos said Wednesday it has made significant improvements to its business development efforts, holding up its recent win of the Pentagon's electronic health records program as a highlight.

August 4, 2015

After leaving Lockheed Martin, the contractor's longtime head of Washington operations said he now plans to establish his own consulting firm.