Welcome to today's Defense Business Briefing, your weekly roundup of the latest defense industry news.
As its innovation cell, dubbed HorizonX, enters its third year, Boeing has created a new team focused specifically on connecting its portfolio companies with the larger corporation.
SpaceX is pushing back on Air Force attempts to have the company's recent lawsuit dismissed, claiming in a document filed with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that the court has jurisdiction to hear the case.
Private-equity firm Acorn Growth Companies said it has acquired Black Sage Technologies, which develops, integrates and deploys counter-unmanned aircraft system technologies.
Lockheed Martin announced it intends to keep open a Coatesville, PA, plant after a request by President Trump.
SOS International said it has acquired Vykin, which provides communications, intelligence and IT support to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies.
Senate lawmakers have scheduled a confirmation hearing this week for acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Meanwhile, senior defense officials are slated to appear around the Washington area.
The Defense Department should accelerate the deployment of fifth-generation wireless technologies and develop secure, hardened systems that account for 5G's inherent security risks, according to a new Defense Science Board report.
Lawmakers have allowed the Defense Department to move $34 million in its fiscal year 2019 budget to begin a new program aimed at accelerating fifth-generation wireless technology development.
The Defense Department's chief technology officer is rallying lawmakers' support for a new program aimed at shoring up investments in dual-use hardware technologies, which DOD argues have been underfunded by U.S. venture capitalists and are at risk of being captured by Chinese investments.