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Defense Business Alert

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon, on the heels of completing a review of its manufacturing industrial base, will soon begin studying whether U.S. industry is prepared to deliver the game-changing technologies the Defense Department seeks to field in the future.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

The head of the Air Force Sustainment Center told lawmakers Thursday the intellectual property that supports weapon system development has become more valuable than the actual hardware -- a shift that has sparked some concern among lawmakers and the Defense Department as they struggle to negotiate with industry for access to those data rights.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

House lawmakers are moving to restrict how quickly the Defense Department can shift other transaction agreements from prototype work to production after government auditors ruled DOD improperly awarded a nearly $1 billion follow-on production agreement earlier this spring.

June 13, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking to bolster its DIBNow system, a business intelligence and analytics capability focused on the industrial base, according to the head of the Defense Department's manufacturing and industrial base policy shop.

June 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Defense Contract Audit Agency in its annual report states it has reduced the backlog of incurred cost audits to an average age of 14 months and is set to clear the backlog this fiscal year.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Federal Trade Commission said this week it is imposing conditions on Northrop Grumman to ensure continued competition in the missile systems market following Northrop's acquisition of Orbital ATK.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Lockheed Martin Ventures, the venture capital arm of Lockheed Martin that was rebooted two years ago, is set to receive another $100 million in funding following the new tax law, the company said today.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Robins Air Force Base, GA, will build a blue-suit heavy maintenance enterprise for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, the second major intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to try a new sustainment approach there in as many years.

June 04, 2018 | Daily News

Parsons last month picked up Polaris Alpha, a significant step in its effort to accelerate the growth of its federal business.

June 01, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies and BAE Systems have stopped work on the Air Force's EC-130H Compass Call "cross-deck" program until the service can again obligate funds in two weeks, an Air Force spokeswoman confirmed Thursday.

May 26, 2018 | Daily News

An improving U.S. defense budget has led DynCorp International to return to its historical core markets, boosting profits and leaving the company weighing its acquisition options.

May 25, 2018 | Daily News

A new Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency program hopes to develop tools to ensure autonomous systems act properly as they evolve with machine learning, and will work with Boeing and Northrop Grumman testbeds to vet those assured autonomy techniques.

May 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Pentagon's annual assessment of the defense industrial base shares concerns with Capitol Hill about the future of solid-rocket motors, including the potential for competition and continued research and development in the face of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent program.

May 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Government Accountability Office this week denied parts of Sikorsky's challenge to how the Air Force handles data rights in the UH-1N Huey replacement program, and dismissed other points because they were raised too early or late in the competition.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Air Force has selected Boeing as the aircraft integrator for the B-52 re-engining program, and expects to have an approved acquisition strategy for the effort by September.

May 23, 2018 | Daily News

A bipartisan group of senators is urging White House trade negotiators to refrain from actions that could grant China increased access to critical U.S. military technologies or undermine enforcement actions against Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp., according to a May 22 letter.

May 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Navy is seeking information from industry to support an externally mounted gun system demonstration on an MH-60S aircraft, according to a Federal Business Opportunities notice.

May 19, 2018 | Daily News

L3 Technologies is moving to focus its research and development and invest in or acquire innovative companies as its seeks to become a "non-traditional sixth prime" under new chief executive Chris Kubasik.

May 12, 2018 | Daily News

An In-Q-Tel executive nominated to serve as deputy under secretary for research and engineering said she believes there are major opportunities for the Defense Department to team with commercial technology firms backed by venture capital, but only if the government is willing to "take a back seat."

May 08, 2018 | Daily News

The Army needs to combine greater outreach to industry -- traditional and otherwise -- with less prescriptive requirements to foster innovation and improve acquisition, according to the service secretary.

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