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Defense IT and Services

March 29, 2018

Senior Defense Department officials are calling on industry to better protect their supply chains from cyber threats, but uncertainty surrounding DOD's implementation of stringent network security requirements has companies wondering how the department will enforce compliance moving forward.

March 28, 2018

CACI International announced this morning it was withdrawing its offer to buy CSRA, giving General Dynamics a clear path to purchase the latter company.

March 23, 2018

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said this week the service may need Congress' assistance in negotiating with industry for intellectual property rights for new programs and for older systems with obsolete or obscure parts replacement needs.

March 19, 2018

CACI International has thrown its hat into the ring in the chase to purchase CSRA, offering more money per share than General Dynamics’ multibillion-dollar bid.

March 2, 2018

The head of Forcepoint's global governments unit is seeking to grow the company's longstanding work in cross-domain and insider threat work, while also building its more traditional cybersecurity business in critical networks and other areas.

February 23, 2018

KBR said today it has agreed to buy Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, better known as SGT, for $355 million as it increasingly moves into the government services market.

February 14, 2018

L3 Technologies was one of the first to sell off its services business, spinning off what's now Engility in 2012. Lockheed Martin followed suit in 2016, divesting its information systems and global solutions unit.

February 9, 2018

The new tax legislation passed late last year has been hailed by many business executives, who argue the changes will help them invest in their workers and new technology.

February 8, 2018

The Defense Department has awarded a contract worth up to $950 million for cloud services to an Amazon Web Services partner, but says the award is unrelated to a high-level steering group's plans for accelerating cloud adoption across the department.

February 2, 2018

Nearly two years into her tenure as chief executive, Lynn Dugle is seeking new ways to differentiate Engility, looking to product toolkits to help the contractor stand out in competitive areas.

January 24, 2018

General Dynamics today said sales and profit rose last year, buoyed by the company's aerospace and combat systems businesses.

January 17, 2018

The Defense Security Service is studying how tax incentives could be used to incentivize companies to better protect their supply chains from foreign intelligence threats.

January 10, 2018

Peraton, the former Harris government IT services business, is reorganizing from six business groups into four -- two sectors and two business units.

December 18, 2017

The head of Army Materiel Command has directed a review of the six strategic sourcing contracts under his authority to assess whether the contract requirements were defined correctly and whether the most effective vehicle was used.

December 14, 2017

The number of vendors receiving prime contracts from the Pentagon shrunk by 17,000 during the defense drawdown, according to a new report commissioned by the Aerospace Industries Association and undertaken by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

December 13, 2017

The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office.

December 6, 2017

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

November 30, 2017

Republicans are working on a short-term extension of the stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown Dec. 8, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today.

November 29, 2017

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidelines to help defense contractors comply with cybersecurity requirements for "controlled unclassified information" that come into effect on Dec. 31.

November 22, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned the Defense Department lacks visibility into the massive amount of money it spends every year on services contracts and is urging the Pentagon to implement "effective control mechanisms."

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