Air Force secretary seeks more innovation

Newly-installed Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says the branch must research and innovate faster in her first official public remarks.

Cubic subsidiary books special ops comms equipment orders

Cubic Corp.'s DTECH Labs arm takes in a pair of orders for networking equipment to support Special Operations Command communications.

Northrop gets $243M Air Force radar order

Northrop Grumman books a new two-year, $243.9 million contract to produce more active electronically scanned array radars for the Air Force.

Army awards $249M overseas security assistance support contract

The Army picks five companies for a five-year, $249 million contract to support security assistance training in overseas locations.

Thornberry puts forth DoD acquisition reform bill

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry proposes bill that seeks to reform the Defense Department's acquisition processes via commercial practices.

Northrop CEO: Look beyond the budget showdown

Northrop Grumman CEO Wes Bush tells investors on the company’s first quarter earnings call to look at the "broader trend lines" in light of current government shutdown drama.

Army updates IT purchasing system

The Army is updating its purchasing system for tactical communications hardware, which should open more opportunities for companies looking to sell solutions to the military.

Leidos, Booz fight against L-3 intelligence award

Leidos and Booz Allen Hamilton have filed protests over a task order award to L-3 Communications under the $5.6 billion Solutions for Intelligence Analysis II. Are more protests on the way?

Army plans $250M contract for intelligence support

The Army has released a draft solicitation for a $250 million multiple award contract for companies to provide intelligence support services and help the Army better identify terrorist networks.

Lockheed wins Iraqi air defense work

Lockheed Martin will take on logistics support for the Iraqi Integrated Air Defense System under an $11.6 million foreign military sales contract.

Leading general talks key investments to maintain 'iron fist'

Leadership development, ownership of assets and tech investments are key to maintaining the Army as the “iron fist of national defense,” TRADOC commander Gen. David G. Perkins, says.

FedBid fights back against reverse-auction critics

Reverse auctions have absorbed a fair bit of criticism recently and FedBid, as the reigning king of the reverse auction space, has taken a few blows – but the company’s president, Joe Jordan, is fighting back.

Poor integration blamed for many defense acquisition woes

A new study from Booz Allen Hamiton shows near-universal frustration with the defense acquisition process. Experts say integration and communication between contractors, customers and users of technology is key to fixing the process and improving U.S. defense capabilities.

Can you size up the downsized defense budget?

Defense contractors can make the best of the president's proposed defense budget cuts by pursuing a tech-heavy, cost-conscious approach and anticipating the military's evolving needs. Our experts explain how.

DOD's Wormuth smacks down QDR criticism

At CSIS Monday, DoD strategist Christine Wormuth defended the 2014 QDR, touted tech investments and acknowledged, "Being a global leader does not come cheap."

Huge defense cuts proposed by Hagel

Pentagon leaders are preparing for some of the largest cuts in the history of the all-volunteer force, but cybersecurity and special operations are two of the few bright spots.

DOD wants help running HQ services efficiently

DOD wants to improve the efficienty of its Washington Headquarters Services organization, and it's looking for a small business to help.