Defense Business Briefing -- Aug. 27, 2019

Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.

This week's top story

Government seeks dismissal of PAE LOGCAP V case

The U.S. government late last week filed for dismissal of a LOGCAP V case filed by a PAE-Parsons team.

News & notes

Oracle appeals Court of Federal Claims ruling in JEDI cloud case

Oracle America is appealing a U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision that rejected the company’s protest of the Defense Department's pending enterprise cloud contract.

DynCorp alleges Army was 'arbitrary and capricious' in LOGCAP V decision

DynCorp International says it was treated worse than other competitors for the Army's LOGCAP V competition, according to a redacted complaint filed in federal court.

Raytheon unveils plan for new Texas facility

Raytheon said it will build a 200,000-square-foot facility for 500 new jobs at its space and airborne systems headquarters in McKinney, TX.

Contracting lawyer warns of 'severe' consequences from new rule banning Huawei products

A leading legal voice for the federal contracting community warns a new regulation banning purchases of products from Huawei and other China-based tech companies will prevent some U.S. suppliers from bidding on contracts, which could force the government to do without certain services and components.

Pentagon aims to link small UAS firms with 'trusted' venture capitalists under new program

The Pentagon wants to boost American manufacturers of small unmanned aerial systems by connecting them with "trusted" venture capitalists as part of a new program being launched later this fall.

Protest spotlight

The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest filed by Israel Aerospace Industries over an Army helicopter maintenance solicitation.

What's happening

The week ahead

Senior defense officials are scheduled to appear at different venues this week. Congress is not in session.

For Inside Defense subscribers

Pentagon reveals new acquisition initiatives to block China

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord revealed a series of new reforms and initiatives aimed at blocking China's influence on the U.S. defense industrial base, including the establishment of a new congressionally directed intellectual property regime.

Wireless industry warns of costs, other concerns from NIST cyber standards for defense contractors

The wireless communications industry says the National Institute of Standards and Technology has likely underestimated the vast costs for contractors in implementing proposed changes for standards in protecting Defense Department data from foreign adversaries such as China and Russia.

DOD's new electronic warfare team hobbled by funding dispute

The Defense Department late last year touted the establishment of a new team of experts meant to take on Russian and Chinese electronic warfare strategies, but the Government Accountability Office has found the team's work has been significantly delayed because of internal Pentagon disputes over how it should be funded.