Companies

Special Aerospace Services closes first PE-backed acquisition

Godspeed Capital Management is working to build out SAS as a larger player in space and missile defense.

Contracts

SAIC wins second chance at $457M Air Force IT modernization award

The service branch has quickly agreed to re-evaluate proposals and make a new decision.

Opinion

Air Force marks key signpost in robot wingmen award

Anduril and General Atomics are well known in the defense industry. But their selections for phase one of the Collaborative Combat Aircraft program stand out for who they went up against and where the tech is going.

Companies

Missteps doomed LinQuest's bid to keep $166M Space Force contract

The company blamed a time crunch for misunderstanding some of the evaluation notes it received on its recompete bid.

Contracts

Space Force seeks next-gen satellite monitoring system

The service branch wants to work with civilian and commercial satellite providers to create a space-based global environmental monitoring system.

Opinion

Is artificial intelligence combat ready?

Serco's machine learning leader Mike Colony explains the potential and challenges of human-machine teaming on the battlefield.

Opinion

Where DoD IT priorities remain as the second half of fiscal 2024 begins

ImmixGroup market intelligence manager Ryan Nelson breaks down defense IT spending around four key areas: data, cyber, AI and infrastructure.

Contracts

Space Force's new commercial strategy emphasizes partnerships

The introduction to the document emphasizes the desire for a deeper and more integrated relationship with the industry to confront growing threats in space from near-peer adversaries.

Companies

Vibrint, pureLiFi form networking tech partnership

Their collaboration centers around secure light-based connectivity for intelligence agencies that do not use traditional wireless methods inside their secure facilities.

Exclusive Contracts

New bill would greatly expand Defense Department quantum efforts

Proposed legislation would establish a quantum advisor and a new center of excellence.

Companies

How Groundswell leans on tech partnerships in its wins

At its launch, Groundswell chose a few commercial applications to focus on and cites that approach as helping capture several contracts exceeding $100 million and aiding the pursuit of a $1 billion prize.

Companies

Google is now authorized to host classified data in the cloud

The security milestone puts Google in a position to compete for classified business at U.S. defense and intelligence agencies.

Contracts

Protesters take issue with Air Force's plan to redo $865M award

The Air Force wants to re-evaluate pricing, but the protesters say it doesn't go far enough to fix the problems they see with the communications support contract.

Contracts

How SAIC's OCI claims in $192M Army competition fell short

A newly-released bid protest decision details how the Army investigated those claims before it chose Peraton for the award.

Companies

Chesapeake Technology acquires communications, autonomy product provider

The buyer is also looking to further build out its technology transition and system interoperability posture.

Contracts

IBM prevails in fight for $100M Navy HR contract

The Navy gets affirmation of its choice of Big Blue for a project to consolidate and transform the branch's human resources applications.

Contracts

Air Force raises ceiling on multi-award transformation support contract

The service branch now has a $2.75 billion ceiling to spend on efforts that support its Office of Business Transformation and deputy chief management officer.

Contracts

General Dynamics books $922M Central Command IT award

CENTCOM is emphasizing the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies in this program.

Opinion

Why the defense market must embrace an 'accelerate change or lose' mentality

EpiSci's chief technology officer Dan “Animal” Javorsek describes some of the needed changes to the defense acquisition system in order to help agencies take advantage of software-defined technologies.

Contracts

Naval Research Lab leans on industry partnership to drive innovation

NRL's commanding officer Capt. Jesse Black highlights the lab's focus on basic research and big-picture challenges.