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.

Policy

Global Defense Spending Decline Expected As Nations Deal with Coronavirus 

Experts see domestic projects taking priority over national security in the coming years.

Business

Lockheed Martin Expects Coronavirus to Delay F-35 Deliveries

Although the company still forecasts an increase in sales, the delays could cost $375 million.

Business

Pentagon Urges Mexico to Reopen COVID-Closed Factories That Supply US Weapon Makers

A surprising number of America’s defense manufacturers rely on parts made south of the border.

Business

The Owner’s Manual for Trump’s New Air Force One Cost $84 Million

The Air Force quietly announced that Boeing’s manuals for Trump’s new $5.3 billion presidential jets are a bit pricier than your average automobile-repair guides.

Business

Pentagon Orders 60 Machines that Disinfect Desperately Needed N95 Masks

Each Battelle-made machine can clean up to 80,000 masks per day, allowing healthcare workers treating coronavirus patients to reuse them up to 20 times.

Business

US Intelligence Agencies Are Told to Be Flexible with Contractors During Coronavirus

New guidance recommends immediate contract modifications to allow some contractors to remain at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Policy

Pentagon Delays Budget Deadline to Help Staff Work from Home

Service officials had complained that a June 1 deadline was preventing them from implementing coronavirus-related social-distancing guidelines.

Policy

US Military Can Do More to Help with Coronavirus, House Armed Services Chief Says

The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat says the Pentagon needs to “get creative” in its response.