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Defense Business Alert

March 13, 2015 | Daily News

The early increase in spinoffs and smaller deals are likely laying the groundwork for a large wave of mergers and acquisition activity, defense industry analysts said this week.

March 12, 2015 | Daily News

United Technologies' decision to consider "strategic alternatives" for Sikorsky stems from the differences between that business and the rest of the company's work, the UTC chief executive told analysts Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | Daily News

Northrop Grumman has formed a new subsidiary focused on providing cybersecurity for commercial organizations.

March 11, 2015 | Daily News

Nearly four years after being divested from Lockheed Martin, PAE has tripled its headcount and significantly expanded the range of the services it offers.

March 09, 2015 | Daily News

The $4.75 billion deal to acquire Exelis began when Harris chief executive William Brown asked David Melcher, Exelis' chief executive, to have dinner with him in late September -- but required months of price negotiations.

March 05, 2015 | Daily News

Harris Corp.'s proposed $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis marks the "biggest deal we've ever done," William Brown, Harris' chief executive, said this week.

March 03, 2015 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls' chief executive said Tuesday that the shipbuilding firm is still considering the best way to make use of its Avondale shipyard in Louisiana, which is no longer in use.

March 02, 2015 | Daily News

Science Applications International Corp. has agreed to buy Scitor Corp. in a $790 million deal intended to speed SAIC’s entry into the intelligence market.

February 26, 2015 | Daily News

Engility on Thursday made its acquisition of TASC final, creating a new services giant that company executives expect to produce $2.9 billion in revenue by 2019.

February 26, 2015 | Daily News

Some defense contractors say they're actively pursuing new acquisitions this year, buoyed by greater budget certainty and an early wave of consolidation.

February 23, 2015 | Daily News

Some technology contractors say they're increasingly gaining traction with civil agencies, rather than the Pentagon, as they seek to bolster their bottom lines.

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.