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Defense IT and Services

February 17, 2016

The Pentagon has launched a new review of all services contracts to ensure they are still required, according to Defense Department Comptroller Mike McCord.

February 4, 2016

With the appointment of contracting veteran David Dacquino to a newly created position, Serco has adjusted its structure to ensure it remains close to its customer.

January 28, 2016

A think tank report released this week found that Pentagon spending on services contracts has largely been insulated from a declining defense budget, despite a significant drawdown in the U.S. military presence overseas and a desire in Congress and the Defense Department to funnel greater resources to other priorities.

January 26, 2016

Leidos said Tuesday it has agreed to combine its company with Lockheed Martin's IT services business in a deal that would create the largest government services contractor with about $10 billion in annual sales and roughly 33,000 employees.

January 19, 2016

Security contractor PAE said Tuesday that private-equity firm Platinum Equity has agreed to acquire it from owner Lindsay Goldberg, also a private-equity company.

January 15, 2016

The Defense Department is focusing on how to better manage the $145 billion it spent on the acquisition of services in fiscal year 2015, while the Government Accountability Office is in the final stages of crafting a report on the matter, according to a top Pentagon official.

January 14, 2016

A new instruction on Defense Department services acquisition represents a positive step, several industry analysts tell Inside Defense.

January 8, 2016

Fresh off two years as chief of staff to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Christian Marrone said he was drawn to his new job at government services contractor CSRA because of the company's opportunity to carve out a place for itself.

December 15, 2015

Following CACI International's announcement that it will buy L-3 Communications' services business, CACI's chief executive said he expects the contractor to continue to actively pursue deals in a rapidly changing industry.

December 8, 2015

CACI International said Tuesday it has agreed to acquire L-3 Communications' national security solutions business, a services unit that works with the Pentagon as well as intelligence and civilian agencies, for $550 million.

December 3, 2015

Split from Computer Sciences Corp. and designed to focus on U.S. government work, CSRA will still retain a focus on commercial practices, the contractor's chief executive told Inside Defense this week.

December 2, 2015

Lockheed Martin has postponed a planned decision on its government IT infrastructure services and technical services businesses from the end of this year to the first quarter of next year, according to the contractor's chief financial officer.

November 23, 2015

Lou Von Thaer, the new chief executive of training and logistics contractor DynCorp International, is hoping to grow the business with foreign sales while staying close to the company's core skills, he told Inside Defense in an interview.

November 20, 2015

Panelists at a Professional Services Council event on Thursday agreed the defense industry is reshaping, but argued it's too simplistic to call it consolidation.

October 28, 2015

There are government contracting businesses worth billions up for potential sale, but one wouldn't know it from listening to the chief executives of some of the largest government contractors.

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