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April 26, 2017 |

Executives from some of the largest defense contractors on April 26 reported bolstered profits in the most recent quarter and struck an upbeat tone about U.S. defense spending, though one executive said the increase will likely be modest.

April 26, 2017 |

Collaboration among the Army’s requirements generators, contracting communities and industry is critical to streamlining the acquisition process, according to participants in an April 26 event hosted by the Association of the United States Army.

April 06, 2017 |

The director of the Defense Contract Audit Agency on April 6 contended the organization has made significant progress on its incurred cost backlog, but said the agency is suffering under the government hiring freeze.

April 05, 2017 |

Total Defense Department contract obligations increased by 7 percent in fiscal year 2016, suggesting the years-long decline in Pentagon contracting has come to an end, according to a new report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

April 04, 2017 |

As the Trump administration publicizes its focus on domestic job growth, defense contractors are actively speaking out about their own efforts to boost employment.

March 20, 2017 |

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is scheduled to confer with defense industry executives on April 13 during a meeting convened by three industry organizations, according to a source with knowledge of the event.

March 17, 2017 |

Rockwell Collins said this week it has received an agreement from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, through which the company will provide "an open source aggregation framework to enable cross-platform data link communications on mobile devices for Windows and Android."

March 10, 2017 | Inside the Army

The Army failed to exercise sufficient oversight of a massive overseas services contract, but has taken steps to mitigate the problem, according to the Pentagon's top watchdog.

March 10, 2017 |

The onset of budgetary sequestration in 2013 contributed to a decline in contract obligations across the government over the course of a five-year period, with a majority of that decrease coming from the Defense Department, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

March 10, 2017 |

KeyW's acquisition of Sotera Defense Solutions will increase the company's work with Defense Department agencies and give it access to more prime contractor work, according to the company's chief executive.

February 23, 2017 |

Leidos said Thursday it has shifted from five business units to four, distributing what was its defense business between its intelligence and civil business units.

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.