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Defense IT and Services

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."

November 21, 2017

The Defense Department and contractors have two years to ready for a new provision in the defense authorization bill requiring large contractors who file losing bid protests with the Government Accountability Office to pay the Pentagon's costs in processing the protest.

November 14, 2017

The number of bid protests filed with the Government Accountability Office in fiscal year 2017 reached 2,596, down about 7 percent from the prior year, according to an annual report submitted to Congress this week.

November 14, 2017

Services contractor SOS International this year completed another acquisition and has hired several new executives as it readies for additional growth.

November 9, 2017

Under the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization bill negotiated by House and Senate lawmakers, the Pentagon would have to take a much closer look at the services it acquires.

November 7, 2017

The chief of Rockwell Collins' government business says the Pentagon is still overreaching when it comes to trying to possess contractors' intellectual property.

October 26, 2017

L3 Technologies confirmed today the company will seek to sell its Vertex Aerospace business, which recorded an impairment charge this quarter after a major contract loss.

October 25, 2017

As Congress and the Section 809 panel are weighing whether the bid protest process should be changed, a senior Government Accountability Office official said protests remain important and shouldn't be viewed as impediments.

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