Defense Business Briefing -- Jan. 2, 2018

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

This week's top story

Next chief executive plots growth plan for ManTech

Tapped to serve as chief executive of ManTech International, Kevin Phillips is pursuing growth that would increase the company's revenues to at least $2.5 billion in 2020.

News & Notes

Chief executives of government services contractors team up on shared issues

The leaders of several government services contractors, including CACI International, CSRA and ManTech International, have started meeting regularly to draw attention to areas of shared concern.

DXC says deal with Vencore, KeyPoint is moving forward

DXC Technology announced the Federal Trade Commission has advanced its deal to combine its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions.

GAO protest highlights

Protest spotlight

The Government Accountability Office has denied a protest filed by CAE over an Army contract for flight training services.

What's happening

The week ahead

The week following the holidays appears relatively quiet, but Congress is facing the expiration of the latest continuing resolution extension on Jan. 19.

For Inside Defense subscribers

Air Force could release B-52 engine RFP in FY-18 based on 'notional' schedule

The Air Force could request proposals from industry in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018 for a two-step B-52 engine replacement effort, according to a new notional schedule.

Navy asks industry to demonstrate existing tech for Next Gen Jammer

The Navy has updated its schedule for developing the second increment of the multibillion-dollar Next Generation Jammer, which focuses on the low-band spectrum, and is looking to industry to demonstrate existing technologies.

ONR embarks on Light Armored Vehicle replacement project

The Office of Naval Research is embarking on a science and technology effort focused on a fifth-generation Light Armored Vehicle replacement for the Marine Corps and intends to hold an industry day this month.