Defense Business Briefing -- Sept. 24, 2019

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

This week's top story

Vectrus CEO says, despite LOGCAP V court cases, company is 'using this time to prepare'

The LOGCAP V battle now being waged in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims won't create a timing problem for Vectrus, which won two spots on the coveted program, according to its chief executive.

News & notes

Northrop Grumman rolls out new structure

Northrop Grumman said it would reorganize itself into four new sectors -- aeronautic systems, defense systems, mission systems and space systems -- effective Jan. 1.

CACI expands its Texas presence

CACI International said today it is establishing a new office in San Antonio, TX, and expanding its office in Austin, TX.

Appointments & promotions

Aerojet Rocketdyne promotes Evans

Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tyler Evans has been named senior vice president of the company's defense business unit.

What's happening

The week ahead

The Senate is poised to follow the House's lead and pass a stopgap continuing resolution this week, while senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to appear around the Washington area.

For Inside Defense subscribers

DOD research and engineering lead pushing 'zero trust' approach to cyber, 5G developments

The Pentagon's research and engineering directorate is advocating for a "zero trust" approach to security across many of its technology initiatives, including cyber capabilities and fifth-generation wireless networks.

Navy moves to penalize contractors for poor cybersecurity

A new acquisition rule published this month details how the Navy could levy financial penalties against contractors for not meeting cybersecurity standards, as the service aims to better protect sensitive data in the face of what it considers a "cyber siege" by China and other competitor nations. 

Pentagon drafting 'white paper' on use of automation for software security

The Defense Department is drafting a "white paper" on the use of automation technologies for developing and using secure software, which is expected to be issued later this year for industry input, according to officials at a MITRE-hosted meeting on supply-chain security.