Business

House Coronavirus Relief Bill Would Send Billions to Defense Companies

A section of the proposed HEROES Act would cover executive compensation and other perks for defense and intel contractors, mirroring wording offered by an industry group.

Science & Tech

How the Pandemic Is Helping The Military Prep For World War III

A local coronavirus response functioned as a crucial test of a new data network concept intended to deter Russia and China.

Business

Defense Companies Scramble to Make Virtual Internships Work

Despite the economic crisis, the industry has too much to do, and not enough people to do it.

Science & Tech

What Google’s New Contract Reveals About the Pentagon’s Evolving Clouds

For one thing, it disproves fears that the massive JEDI contract meant one company would get all the work.

Business

Coronavirus Hampering Defense Contractor Operations, Reader Survey Finds

It’s harder to win business amid a pandemic, said one-third of industry respondents in a Defense One reader survey.

Science & Tech

Air Force Leaders Fret As Another Satellite Maker Declares Bankruptcy

Service leaders are asking for Congressional help in shoring up the defense industrial base.

Business

US Defense Firms Hiring Thousands Amid Record Unemployment  

Pentagon spending on missiles, satellites, and nuclear weapons fuels a production boom, as firms fight off commercial aerospace downturn.

Business

Amazon Files Another Protest Over JEDI Contract

In response, Microsoft blasts Amazon Web Services for trying to force a do-over for the multibillion-dollar cloud contract.

Policy

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Trends in the US-China Relationship

Economic analysts see a closing window for U.S. policymakers to engage with Chinese counterparts on areas of mutual interest and benefit.

Science & Tech

Russian Arms Production Slowed by Coronavirus, Analysts Find

A report drawing on anonymized phone data, and other open-source information belies Vladimir Putin’s everything’s-under-control message.

Business

Navy Picks Wisconsin’s Fincantieri Marinette Marine to Build New Frigate

Awarded months ahead of schedule, the contract further solidifies the shipbuilder’s U.S. foothold.

Business

Boeing Defense to Surpass Commercial Side For First Time In More Than a Decade

But that’s no cakewalk as new Air Force One and KC-46 tanker eat into the company’s cash.