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December 13, 2017 | Daily News

The federal government is ill-prepared to reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 background investigations, as officials don't have the requisite plans for addressing the issue, according to the Government Accountability Office.

December 06, 2017 | Daily News

Industry groups are sounding the alarm over the Pentagon's plan to select one cloud services provider for the entire Defense Department, arguing the strategy could lead to a costly and limiting situation of "cloud lock-in."

November 30, 2017 | Daily News

Republicans are working on a short-term extension of the stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown Dec. 8, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today.

November 29, 2017 | Daily News

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued draft guidelines to help defense contractors comply with cybersecurity requirements for "controlled unclassified information" that come into effect on Dec. 31.

November 22, 2017 | Daily News

The Senate Appropriations Committee is concerned the Defense Department lacks visibility into the massive amount of money it spends every year on services contracts and is urging the Pentagon to implement "effective control mechanisms."

November 21, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

Services contractor SOS International this year completed another acquisition and has hired several new executives as it readies for additional growth.

November 09, 2017 | Daily News

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 07, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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

October 24, 2017 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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 | Daily News

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

September 15, 2017 | Daily News

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.