Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
Navistar Defense is taking the Army to court for violating the "automatic stay" requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act in procuring vehicles as part of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles program.
Elbit Systems of America, which closed on its purchase of Harris' night vision business over the weekend, said Erik Fox, who has led the business for five years, will remain its chief.
About 75% of the 12 senior executive positions at the planned Raytheon Technologies have executives in place, the United Technologies chief executive said.
The Justice Department is defending the authority of Congress to ban the government and its contractors from purchasing tech products by China-based companies including Huawei, in urging a federal court to dismiss the company's lawsuit claiming the prohibition to be unconstitutional.
The Government Accountability Office will now have until Sept. 18 to submit its "advisory opinion" on the LOGCAP V program.
General Dynamics said it has named Kevin Graney, who currently heads General Dynamics NASSCO, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, effective Oct. 1.
Toby O'Brien, the chief financial officer of Raytheon, will become CFO of the merged Raytheon and United Technologies company, dubbed Raytheon Technologies.
Maxar Technologies said it has named Chris Shank, the former director of the Strategic Capabilities Office, vice president of national security space.
Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to speak around the Washington area this week as lawmakers look to begin conference negotiations on the defense authorization bill. The House is expected to vote on a stopgap continuing resolution, while the Senate continues deliberations on spending bills.
Senate appropriators want a holistic Pentagon strategy for shoring up critical vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base, as lawmakers are concerned Office of the Secretary of Defense leadership and the military services aren't all on the same page in addressing challenges to the supply chain.
New legislation advancing through the Senate would allocate nearly half a billion dollars for the Defense Department's new program to research and develop fifth-generation wireless technologies.
The Defense Department has been slow to meet a government-wide mandate to release more open-source software code, as DOD officials have concerns about cybersecurity risks and are struggling to implement such a program across the department, according to a new audit.