Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
Oracle America has taken the next step in challenging the Pentagon's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud solicitation, filing suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims after the Government Accountability Office dismissed the company's arguments last month.
Harris Corp. said it plans to spend more than $125 million in internal research and development this fiscal year in Florida.
Science Applications International Corp. said sales in its most recent quarter hit $1.2 billion, up 3 percent from the same three-month period the prior year.
Maxar Technologies said it has sold one of its buildings in Palo Alto, CA, for $70 million.
The surge of new aerospace and defense work means Lockheed Martin must look beyond simply recruiting from competitors and must attract new employees to the industry, according to Jeff Babione, the general manager of the company's Skunk Works unit.
Lockheed Martin announced Kenneth Possenriede has been appointed as the company's new chief financial officer.
Maxar Technologies said its chief operations officer will retire at the end of the year.
Northrop Grumman said it has named Lucy Ryan corporate vice president of communications, effective Jan. 1.
Science Applications International Corp. said David Kerko and Katrina McFarland would become members of its board of directors once the company's planned acquisition of Engility closes.
Senior Pentagon officials are scheduled to appear around the Washington area this week as discussions continue about the fiscal year 2020 defense budget.
The Pentagon's highest ranking officer said it's "inexplicable" commercial technology companies wouldn't want to work with the U.S. military.
The Defense Department is carrying out congressionally mandated reviews of cyber vulnerabilities in its major weapon systems and critical infrastructure through a layered approach involving multiple agencies and teams, according to a joint staff official.