Defense Industry

  • Brazil and The U.S. Make a Deal

    The United States and Brazil are preparing to sign a new agreement to bolster defense cooperation, the first accord of its kind between the hemisphere’s two top economies in more than 30 years, officials said Wednesday. Reuters is reporting the agreement, which could be signed as early as Monday, is meant to demonstrate strengthening ties between the two militaries, despite diplomatic tensions over Brazil’s refusal to back new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. It also comes as Brazil is evaluating bids in a multibillion dollar fighter jet competition, in which U.S.-based Boeing Co is one of three contenders.

  • Northrop Grumman teaming with academia to solve cyber problems

    The company is announcing the Cyber Security Research Consortium, in conjunction with three educational institutions.

  • SecDef Robert Gates at Lockheed Martin Factory

    Taking a look at the Joint Strike Fighter program was the reason Defense Secretary Robert Gates was in Texas yesterday, but the media asked him to comment on the report on Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal…

  • Pentagon lets benefits contract with Lockeed Martin expire

    The Pentagon is not going to renew its contract with Lockheed Martin to process information for U.S. veterans. Bloomberg is reporting that the current contract will expire soon and the Pentagon will not excercise its…

  • The Cybersecurity Marketplace Continued

    Federal agencies are currently in transition mode as the Obama Administration settles in – and some new feds might be wondering about the challenges involved with cybersecurity. Yesterday, we tackled the topic with federal contractor…

  • Growing the Cybersecurity Marketplace

    President Barack Obama says he’s committed to ensuring the federal government is better protected against cyber attacks. The Administration has pledged to create a top cyber security position, among other things. Bob Frizzelle, Sector Vice…

  • Getting a tip on TIPSS-4

    Treasury is splitting TIPSS 4 into two separate solicitations.

  • Tuesday Morning Federal Newsstand

    Personnel agency clarifies Inauguration Day policies (GovExec) IG: OMB doesn’t influence DOD in competitive sourcing (FCW) FBI plans large hiring blitz of agents, experts (Reuters) Madoff scandal, SEC role under scrutiny JetBlue, TSA Workers Settle…

  • Agencies grasp onto IT optimization

    Several contracts on way to help consolidate, standardize

  • Agencies grasp onto IT optimization

    Several contracts on way to help consolidate, standardize

  • Small Business, Big Impact

    What role do small businesses play in the military communications marketplace? At this year’s MILCOM conference small businesses are getting the chance to meet with representatives of the major military communications companies as part of…

  • Pentagon delays $35B Air Force tanker decision

    The Defense Department will wait until the next administration to award a disputed $35 billion contract to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.