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Defense IT and Services

November 21, 2016

A group representing defense industry associations is asking the Pentagon to "immediately suspend implementation" of a rule that would require major contractors to engage in technical interchanges with Pentagon employees before spending on a independent research and development project.

November 10, 2016

Defense contractors are increasingly seeking to connect with small companies, in some cases opening up venture arms in Silicon Valley and innovation centers in Boston, executives said during an Atlantic Council event.

November 9, 2016

Following Donald Trump's presidential victory Tuesday, some of the largest defense contractors saw their stock prices increase, signaling analysts' view that the next administration may spend more on military equipment and services.

November 7, 2016

The Pentagon late last week issued two rules -- one final and one proposed -- meant to adjust the way it manages allowable independent research and development expenses.

October 31, 2016

The number of Pentagon contractors dropped to 561,000 last year, marking the lowest level in recent years and well below the 767,000 reported in fiscal year 2009, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

October 31, 2016

The number of Pentagon contractors dropped to 561,000 last year, marking the lowest level in recent years and well below the 767,000 reported in fiscal year 2009, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

October 26, 2016

Some of the largest defense contractors, reporting earnings Wednesday, said their companies have increasingly focused on cost-cutting to meet the government's needs.

October 25, 2016

Sales in Lockheed Martin's most recent quarter hit $11.6 billion, up from $10.1 billion during the same three-month period a year earlier, the company reported Tuesday.

October 20, 2016

After moving to acquire Wyle and Honeywell Technology Solutions, KBR is focused on finding new contracts to pursue, a company executive told Inside Defense.

October 17, 2016

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions said Monday it has received a $12.6 million contract from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental to explore using high-speed drones in fully or semi-autonomous roles supporting fourth- and fifth- generation fighter aircraft.

October 13, 2016

After losing two key recompetitions, Vectrus has filed protests with the Government Accountability Office.

October 12, 2016

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, the Pentagon says it's on pace to reduce civilian personnel costs by a required percentage, but will not meet the same requirement for contracted services costs.

September 30, 2016

Some defense services contractors are increasingly moving into building products, arguing they are able to leverage their understanding of the military's needs while also improving their margins and mix of work.

September 22, 2016

Dynetics, the Huntsville, AL-based contractor who has recently won awards from U.S. Special Operations Command and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is remaking itself from a services contractor into a products manufacturer that prioritizes cutting-edge research.

September 14, 2016

Though much of Lockheed Martin’s services work went to Leidos in a deal completed last month, the contractor retained several key units that have been realigned within Lockheed.

August 31, 2016

The Defense Department has proposed a rule that would exempt non-traditional contractors and small businesses from certified cost and pricing data requirements for certain contracts.

August 25, 2016

As a congressionally mandated panel reviews the government's approach to technical data rights, technology companies are warning that existing and proposed policies could disincentivize innovative firms from investing in defense technology.

August 24, 2016

The newly formed Leidos defense group, which merges the contractor's existing defense work with the defense business within Lockheed Martin's information systems and global solutions group, will have greater scale and improved ability to pursue international work, according to the unit's new chief.

August 17, 2016

Lawmakers are calling on the leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee to remove language in the upper chamber's version of the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill that would repeal a moratorium on certain public-private competitions.

August 17, 2016

Contracting executives say they're facing difficulty in getting security clearances approved, in some cases slowing their ability to staff contracts.

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