Defense Business Briefing -- Aug. 20, 2019

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

This week's top story

Oral arguments in LOGCAP V case set for Nov. 21

A federal court has set Nov. 21 as the date for oral arguments in DynCorp International's case over the LOGCAP V program.

News & notes

Court approves AECOM's request for GAO opinion

In the latest move in the fight over LOGCAP V, AECOM has successfully sought the Government Accountability Office's insight into the program.

DOD reschedules public meetings on technical data rights

The Defense Department is delaying a pair of public meetings on technical data rights issues from September to November, according to a document published in the Federal Register.

Perspecta says it's seeing 'booking strength' in background investigations, continuous vetting

Perspecta said it is winning new work in the burgeoning market it calls "trusted workforce," which includes background investigations, continuous monitoring, insider threat and supply chain security work.

UTC says it has received 'second request' on Raytheon deal from DOJ

In a filing, United Technologies said UTC and Raytheon have each received "a request for additional information and documentary material, often referred to as a 'second request,' from the [Justice Department's] Antitrust Division" in connection with its planned deal.

CACI reports higher sales, lower profit

CACI International said sales in its most recent quarter reached $1.4 billion, up 17% from the same three-month period a year earlier.

DynCorp reports lower sales, profit

DynCorp International's parent company said sales in its most recent quarter reached $488 million, down about 11% from the same three-month period a year earlier.

What's happening

The week ahead

Senior defense officials are scheduled to speak in the Washington area this week. Congress remains on August recess.

For Inside Defense subscribers

Huawei disputes U.S. claims in arguing unconstitutionality of NDAA ban of its products

Lawyers for Huawei are disputing claims by the U.S. government to argue that a ban on its products under the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act violates the Constitution, in a case that sets up a legal showdown over issues with broader implications for addressing cybersecurity threats from China.

Lawyers propose revisions to Pentagon cyber reporting rules, warn of contractor shortages

The law firm DLA Piper is urging the Defense Department to revise its cyber-incident reporting rules for contractors, including recommending changes to core elements of the program such as deadlines, scope and the definition of data covered by the requirements.