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Defense Business Alert

November 18, 2019 | Daily News

When the Pentagon’s top negotiator told a public meeting last year that a controversial proposal to change the way the Defense Department paid contractors had been approved at the highest levels, the defense industry was worried.

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

Since merging four months ago, L3Harris Technologies has submitted more than a dozen proposals, mostly in electronic warfare and space sensing domains, that bring together Harris and L3 Technologies capabilities, according to its chief executive.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department officials who decided to award a multibillion-dollar cloud contract to Microsoft Azure were not influenced by anyone from the White House, including President Trump, according to DOD's top IT official.

October 23, 2019 | Daily News

General Dynamics has about $1 billion in sales under protest, the company's chief executive said today.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon appears to have missed the window to protest the Army's award to Lockheed Martin of the A4 Sentinel radar upgrade, conceding defeat in the estimated $3 billion project the same week the company won a potentially larger Army radar program, the Lower Tier Air and Missile Defense Sensor.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

The Air Force has informed Boeing it will no longer provide funding toward the company's ongoing contract for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent, essentially ending its work supporting the nuclear program.

October 22, 2019 | Daily News

A coalition of industry groups is urging the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA to revise a federal acquisition rule issued this summer that bans the government from purchasing IT and video surveillance products from China, calling for an "annual certification" process to assist small businesses as well as other steps to make those requirements more specific.

October 03, 2019 | Daily News

Three of the largest defense industry associations are raising questions about the Pentagon's new cybersecurity certification, including concerns about the "aggressive" implementation time line and the lack of clarity on how the protections will be applied across different programs and suppliers.

October 01, 2019 | Daily News

The Small Business Administration's advocacy office is urging the Defense Department to subject its draft cybersecurity certification program to a formal notice-and-comment rulemaking process, warning the complexity and costs of the plan could undermine the Pentagon's contracting goals.

September 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Defense Department today issued a final rule meant to limit the use of the lowest price, technically acceptable contracting approach, according to a Federal Register notice.

September 26, 2019 | Daily News

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.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

Navistar Defense is taking the Army to court for violating the "automatic stay" requirements of the Competition in Contracting Act in procuring vehicles as part of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles program.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

Elbit Systems of America, which closed on its purchase of Harris' night vision business over the weekend, said Erik Fox, who has led the business for five years, will remain its chief.

September 16, 2019 | Daily News

Senate appropriators want a holistic Pentagon strategy for shoring up critical vulnerabilities in the defense industrial base, as lawmakers are concerned Office of the Secretary of Defense leadership and the military services aren't all on the same page in addressing challenges to the supply chain.

September 12, 2019 | Daily News

The Justice Department is defending the authority of Congress to ban the government and its contractors from purchasing tech products by China-based companies including Huawei, in urging a federal court to dismiss the company's lawsuit claiming the prohibition to be unconstitutional.

September 10, 2019 | Daily News

Cubic said today its mission solutions unit has named retired Rear Adm. Brian LaRoche chief operating officer.

September 09, 2019 | Daily News

Raytheon last week filed a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office over a recent contract award to Lockheed Martin for a combat system outfitted on Navy ships.

September 05, 2019 | Daily News

The Pentagon is seeking feedback on a draft version of new cybersecurity standards defense contractors will have to start following next year.

September 04, 2019 | Daily News

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has dismissed SpaceX's challenge of the Air Force's Launch Services Agreement award decision, finding the company's complaint does not fall within its jurisdiction and directing the case to be transferred to a California District Court.

September 03, 2019 | Daily News

The top small drone manufacturer in the world is hitting back at the Pentagon's assertion that the company’s unmanned aerial systems send user data to China, as Defense Department officials use the claim as part of their case for establishing an alternative U.S. supply of small UAS.