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May 11, 2020 | Daily News

A group of industry associations says it is "strongly opposed" to several Pentagon proposals to reform the defense contracting process, including provisions intended to counter controversial pricing practices used by TransDigm.

May 11, 2020 | Daily News

The independent accreditation body developing standards for auditors and assessors under the Defense Department's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program has circulated information on how the provisional program will work, including fees and an initial structure for the selection process for third-party assessors.

May 11, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is moving aggressively under its cybersecurity certification program to create a framework and structure for contractors, vendors, and suppliers to get up to speed on what they will need to do to get certified, according to a top Defense Department official, but the process of changing acquisition rules to make the program effective could be delayed.

May 07, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman, responding to the new Defense Business Board recommendation that her office be disestablished for being "mostly ineffective," said the board did not properly weigh "significant accomplishments" of the past two years.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon officials appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee today to call on the Federal Communications Commission to reverse its order approving Ligado's L-band network license, but some senators questioned the Defense Department's vehement opposition to the approval.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Business Board is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

An influential Defense Business Board task force is recommending the Pentagon eliminate the post of chief management officer on the grounds the position has been "mostly ineffective" and was "never set up for success," according to slides presented today at a public hearing.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

North Korean advances in developing intercontinental ballistic missile technology will require the Air Force to radiate a much higher-intensity signal from the Missile Defense Agency's newest ground sensor -- the Long Range Discrimination Radar -- than the U.S. military anticipated in 2016 when launching the Alaska-based project.

May 06, 2020 | Daily News

Though many defense contractors say they're now taking a break from mergers and acquisitions, some say they expect to be able to capitalize on a wave of deals once the COVID-19 pandemic has come to an end.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Defense Department last month launched a major overhaul of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system without first securing an independent cost estimate, eschewing what federal auditors say is a best practice for major weapon projects.

May 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon’s top weapons buyer is eyeing legislation to boost the U.S. government’s ability to scrutinize foreign investments, as officials worry about shell companies and “adversarial” investments in critical suppliers who may be especially desperate for cash during the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 04, 2020 | Daily News

Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed today the Pentagon intends to seek supplemental funding from Congress to help finance its response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including money to “keep priming” the defense industrial base, especially small suppliers and subcontractors.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord said today that for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19, more defense companies are re-opening than closing.

April 30, 2020 | Daily News

Auditors under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will be prohibited from consulting with companies they are certifying in an effort to create "checks and balances," according to DOD acquisition Chief Information Security Officer Katie Arrington.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to delay defense research at U.S. universities, as administrators and researchers grapple with social distancing measures, lab shutdowns, travel restrictions and potential gaps in grant funding.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Missile Defense Agency is fleshing out its plan to potentially disaggregate the Ground-based Midcourse Defense sustainment contract, detailing the scope of Next Generation Interceptor development and procurement in a new solicitation that could set the stage for a major realignment of industry participation in the Pentagon's marquee homeland missile defense project as soon as fiscal year 2021.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

The leaders of both General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman said today they are seeing some employees fail to show up for work, but said they expect absentee rates to soon improve.

April 29, 2020 | Daily News

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said today he doesn't think the Defense Department should receive industrial base stimulus money in an upcoming COVID-19 rescue package, but the DOD acquisition chief says the department is planning to ask for billions.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

The Pentagon is gaining new insights about risks to its international supply chain due to efforts to monitor and shore up the defense industrial base during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

April 28, 2020 | Daily News

The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new challenges for the Air Force's defense cooperation efforts -- from reviewing arms sale requests to moving supplies overseas and transporting aircraft through American bases.

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