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Marjorie Censer | October 15, 2018

The chief executives of Harris and L3 Technologies said today their proposed merger would bolster the company's role as a prime contractor and ensure the majority of its work is on fixed-price contracts.

Tony Bertuca | October 15, 2018

The Pentagon is preparing to receive long-awaited recommendations on technical data rights reform from a congressionally mandated advisory group.

Jason Sherman | October 12, 2018

Army Secretary Mark Esper this week pledged to be a "team player" in the Defense Department's effort to stand up a Space Force, comments that come in the wake of a press report the White House is considering sacking Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson for insufficiently supporting President Trump's controversial plan to establish a sixth military branch.

Justin Doubleday | October 11, 2018

The Navy is imposing more rigorous cybersecurity requirements on contractors to protect programs and technologies it deems "critical" following an incident earlier this year in which Chinese hackers reportedly stole sensitive submarine warfare data from a Navy contractor.

Jason Sherman | October 11, 2018

The Army has a new plan for the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor program that would accelerate initial fielding by four years to 2023, a revised schedule that addresses congressional concerns about the program and quickens competition between Lockheed Martin and Raytheon which were both tapped for the next phase of the Patriot radar modernization project.

The U.S. defense industrial base is increasingly at risk, specifically from China, and in need of new, direct investments at the subcontractor level to prevent single points of failure and dependence on foreign sources, according to a long-awaited Pentagon report commissioned by President Trump.

The Navy is imposing more rigorous cybersecurity requirements on contractors to protect programs and technologies it deems "critical" following an incident earlier this year in which Chinese hackers reportedly stole sensitive submarine warfare data from a Navy contractor.

The Air Force underfunded its Space-Based Infrared System follow-on effort by about $1.6 billion in its fiscal year 2019 budget request and may seek to recover that difference in FY-20, according to a draft of the program's funding requirements.

The Army is establishing a project office headed by a two-star general for hypersonic weapon development at Redstone Arsenal, AL, marking the latest advancement by the U.S. military in the race against China and Russia to develop and field a family of ultra-fast, maneuvering warheads.

Defense Business Board to meet next month

The Defense Business Board will meet Nov. 7 at the Pentagon to discuss industry-government exchanges as directed by the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, according to a Federal Register notice.

Pentagon's No. 2 telegraphs big funding shifts in upcoming defense budget

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan, one of the chief architects of the Pentagon's upcoming budget request, provided new details today on the modernization "retooling" required to position the U.S. military for a new era of competition against China and Russia.

Navy to host industry day on Surface Ship Support Barge dismantlement

The Navy on Nov. 6 will host an industry day in Washington to consider the disposal of a barge that could pave the way for the service's disposal of its first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

Esper: Army canceling, reducing, consolidating at least $25 billion across investment accounts

The Army’s fiscal year 2020 budget will propose canceling, reducing or consolidating at least $25 billion in expenses across the Pentagon’s new five-year spending plan to realign the service’s weapon system modernization portfolio with the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy and emphasize investments in “next-generation” capabilities.

Executives say OTAs are 'changing the game'

The Pentagon's use of other transaction agreements to speed acquisition is significantly changing the business environment, contracting executives said this week.