Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
Huntington Ingalls Industries said it has agreed to acquire Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billion, significantly growing HII's technical solutions division.
Private-equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners has teamed with the former chief executive of LGS Innovations as well as other former LGS executives to create MissionX, tasked with investing in differentiated national security technology companies.
The new chief executive of L3Harris Technologies will seek to broaden the contractor's international work, the company said today.
Microsoft is working to provide documentation for its managed security service provider partners and cloud users who want to get ready for assessment under the Pentagon's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, according to a company executive.
SOS International said it has hired Michael Garson as general counsel and Kimberly Parker as vice president for contracts.
Science Applications International Corp. said it has named Stephen Ambrose to the newly created role of chief climate scientist.
Boeing said it has named Brian West chief financial officer, effective Aug. 27.
Not much is scheduled for the week as Washington returns from the July 4 holiday.
The Defense Department has pledged to reduce costs on small businesses in an ongoing internal review of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program, according to a Pentagon official.
The top lawmaker on the House Armed Services cyber and technology subcommittee on Tuesday expressed frustration with the Defense Department's fiscal year 2022 budget request for cybersecurity and IT, arguing it doesn't contain much substance and is a near carbon-copy of last year's request.