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February 26, 2020 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office this week released an advisory opinion indicating it would have objected to the Army's price reasonableness evaluation for the U.S. European Command theater under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V.

February 24, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials concede the Defense Department's first-ever artificial intelligence principles are broad and somewhat vague, but say they are committed to the "hard work" of applying them into concrete actions, including through new contracting language and testing measures.

February 21, 2020 | Daily News

Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper is eyeing the service's new approach to shared network testing, commercial start-ups and even the flying car industry as potential game-changers to the Pentagon's traditional relationship with contractors and the global technology market.

February 19, 2020 | Daily News

A leading industry lawyer on federal contracts is advising companies to move forward with cybersecurity audits and to adopt the use of draft standards as the Pentagon completes working on setting up its landmark certification program unveiled last month.

February 14, 2020 | Daily News

The information technology industry is raising serious concerns about the unintended consequences of a federal ban on purchasing products from tech giant Huawei and other China-based companies, arguing regulatory language affecting defense and civilian agency contractors should be narrowed to limit its impact.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge today ordered the Pentagon to stop work under the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract and directed Amazon to post $42 million in security to potentially account for the cost of delaying the cloud services award.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

The Army today released a list of the "Top 10" programs eliminated and "Top 10" reduced to fund modernization priorities in its fiscal year 2021 request.

February 13, 2020 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls Industries said this week its technical solutions unit has agreed to contribute its San Diego shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings, which is controlled by private-equity firms the Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management.

February 12, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department has announced plans for a meeting next month with industry officials to examine potential problems to a sweeping ban on the use of China-based Huawei and ZTE products by federal contractors, a move that marks a major milestone in broader federal efforts to counter cyber threats from Beijing.

February 10, 2020 | Daily News

Amazon Web Services today filed new documents seeking to depose top government officials about the Joint Enterprise Defense Information contract and pursuing new documentation about how DOD handled the program.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Army says its corrective action on the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V is complete and that it wants to uphold the original awards, according to a new filing with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition officials say a sweeping cybersecurity certification program issued last week will take six years to fully implement, a phased-in schedule that defense industry officials say is the result of pressure by the contracting community about mitigating costs.

February 06, 2020 | Daily News

While the Pentagon's contractor cybersecurity certification requirement is still months away from showing up in contracts, a new Defense Department cyber assessment center has emerged over the past year and is already scoring some companies on their network security practices.

February 05, 2020 | Daily News

The National Defense Industrial Association today, in the first of what is a planned annual review, gave the defense industrial base a "C" grade, pointing to challenges with cybersecurity and workforce.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

Huntington Ingalls Industries said today it has agreed to acquire Hydroid, which provides advanced marine robotics to the defense and maritime markets, in a $350 million deal.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

Leidos said today it has agreed to acquire L3Harris Technologies' security detection and automation businesses for $1 billion in cash.

February 04, 2020 | Daily News

The former management services unit within AECOM is now a stand-alone, private company called Amentum.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of the world's largest defense contractor, last year invested in nine new companies and made more than 30 follow-on investments.

February 03, 2020 | Daily News

The cybersecurity certification firm HITRUST has emerged as a prominent player in the Defense Department's efforts to establish a landmark program to certify the data-security practices of the entire defense industrial base.

January 31, 2020 | Daily News

Boeing today reported it incurred $148 million in KC-46 tanker charges in 2019, which the company attributes to "higher manufacturing costs."

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