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Services Contracting

February 15, 2017 |

After almost a year as chief executive of Engility, Lynn Dugle says the company has moved from an approach geared to lowest-priced, technically acceptable contracts to a best-value stance as it pursues growth.

December 15, 2016 |

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The head of BAE Systems' U.S. business said he expects much of the company to see sales growth this year, following years of contraction in the business.

December 13, 2016 |

The government-industry advisory panel established to tackle technical data rights issues will face a Feb. 1 deadline, according to the conference report on the fiscal year 2017 defense authorization bill.

December 09, 2016 |

SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The head of Boeing's defense business says the newly formed Boeing Global Services group, which spans the defense and commercial businesses, will help grow the company's services work.

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 09, 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 07, 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.

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