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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.

October 25, 2017

Boeing today reported both its defense and commercial businesses saw cost growth this quarter related to the KC-46 tanker program.

October 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor, today reported sales in its most recent quarter hit $12.2 billion, up 5.4 percent from the same three-month period a year earlier.

October 20, 2017

Boeing's HorizonX innovation cell is using three different approaches to pursue beyond-the-horizon technologies and strategies, the group's chief told Inside Defense.

September 28, 2017

The Pentagon, in coordination with defense industry associations, expects to soon release a "very targeted" questionnaire to contractors as it assesses the industrial base for vulnerabilities and the potential to surge, according to the senior Defense Department official leading the effort.

September 27, 2017

Northrop Grumman's plan to purchase Orbital ATK, announced earlier this month, marks the latest effort by some of the largest defense contractors to carve out new territory with acquisitions.

September 26, 2017

The Pentagon has rolled back a controversial requirement that a contractor engage in a "technical interchange" with a Defense Department employee for its independent research and development costs to be considered allowable.

September 17, 2017

KeyW was never going to be another forgettable Washington-area contractor.

September 15, 2017

On Sept. 11, 2017, the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations delivered its feedback on the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement -- or DFARS -- to the Pentagon's regulatory reform task force, specifically on 100 acquisition rules they want eliminated or changed as part of the Trump administration's federal deregulation effort.

September 15, 2017

Defense industry groups are taking aim at 100 acquisition rules they want eliminated or changed as part of the Trump administration's federal deregulation effort.

September 15, 2017

KeyW was never going to be another forgettable Washington-area contractor.

September 12, 2017

In a new court document, the U.S. government is arguing it must move forward with task orders with CHI Aviation and Columbia Helicopters to execute President Trump's strategy for Afghanistan.

September 8, 2017

The comptroller general is urging Senate authorizers to rethink two provisions related to Government Accountability Act protests included in the Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the fiscal year 2018 legislation.

August 29, 2017

The Defense Department is looking to forge advance pricing agreements with non-traditional defense contractors to make it easier for the firms to do more business with the Pentagon, according to the department's top pricing official.

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