Science & Tech

Someone Is Waging a Secret War to Undermine the Pentagon’s Huge Cloud Contract

The battle for the Defense Department’s $10 billion war cloud is getting a lot more interesting.

Science & Tech

You May Have to Wait 2 Years to Get That Security Clearance

The metrics fail to capture the real-world impact of the backlog, which includes careers put on hold and the loss of top talent, says Raytheon\'s Jane Chappell.

Business

Report: Insecure Contractor Emails Leave Government Vulnerable

Federal IT contractors aren’t using an email security tool that’s now mandated for agencies.

Science & Tech

DOD Issued a $7 Million Cloud Support Contract To a Company With One Employee

The Defense Department awarded a sole-source contract to Eagle Harbor Solutions, an Alaska-based small business with a single employee, to consult in its major cloud acquisition.

Business

Booz Allen Hamilton Wins $621 Million DHS Cyber Contract

The six-year project will expand the continuous diagnostics and mitigation services DHS provides to other agencies.

Policy

Defense Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Private firms are already ahead of the government in their planning, experts say.

Business

Defense Contractors Should Fear More Than Trump’s Tweets

It’s not just Lockheed and Boeing. As president, Trump can mess with just about any contract he wants, even high-priced fighter jets, ships and armored trucks.

Threats

Back to Iraq: US Military Contractors Return In Droves

Behind the president’s directive to ‘accelerate’ the counter-ISIS campaign came a surge in the number of contractors assisting in the campaign against ISIS.

Science & Tech

$460M CYBERCOM Contract Will Create Digital Munitions

Meanwhile, the military’s digital command hopes to recruit 6,200 operatives to thwart hacks against the US, aid troops overseas, and protect dot-mil.

Business

Small Defense Firms, the Pentagon Can Help You Fight Off Hacks — Just Ask

A GAO report says the Pentagon's program to protect small contractors against data theft has been underused.

Threats

Pope Pushes U.S. To Do More To Confront Global Insecurity

From the refugee crisis to diplomacy to the arms industry, Pope Francis pointedly reminded the U.S. of its leading role, and culpability, in the international community.

Threats

Industry: Pentagon Moved Too Fast on Cyber Rules

Companies fear they’ll have to rewrite their Defense Department contracts when pan-federal regulations arrive.

Business

Defense Contractors to Obama: Enough With the Executive Orders

Industry organizations lead a push against a tide of new regulations, such as the requirement to allow employees to take up to 56 hours' annual paid sick leave.

Business

Lockheed Snatched Up Sikorsky For a Steal

The No. 1 weapons builder flexed its muscle as other bidders for the Connecticut-based helicopter maker wilted in the face of military-civil monopoly rules.

Threats

The Other Group Looking Forward to the Era of the Iran Deal

Weapons companies - especially those from Russia and China - are standing by to upgrade Tehran's aging military equipment.

Science & Tech

Home Depot Has Better Cyber Security Than 25 US Defense Contractors

New rankings raise questions about the extent to which cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between government agencies and contractors.

Business

SpaceX Is Picking Up the Pieces of Their Rocket Business After a Weekend Explosion

The company is combing through thousands of data feeds to figure out what went wrong - and how to protect their core business.

Business

The Pentagon Is Trying To Make Its $400 Billion Fighter Jet Cheaper To Fly

As the F-35’s expected price tag settles around $165 million per plane, DoD is trying to trim the much larger operations-and-maintenance bills to come.

Business

Defense Contractors Unsatisfied with Thornberry's Acquisition Bill

A contractor's trade group representing some 400 companies say Rep. Mac Thornberry's acquisition reform bill further complicates an already complicated process.

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