F-18, Navy, contracting

When the door from government-to-industry leads to a brick wall

A high-level military official negotiates with a contractor, leaves the government, and joins the contractor. Is it a conflict of interest? Depends.

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FILE - An American flag flies in front of the facade of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems facility, in Woburn, Mass on June 10, 2019. China said Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, it will impose new sanctions on U.S. defense contractors Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin due to their arms sales to Taiwan, stepping up a feud with Washington over security and Beijing’s strategic ambitions. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Even big, old-line contractors run into trouble with Defense cost accounting rules

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The Navy’s supply command fosters an award-winning small business program

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A U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., is refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Defense contractors explore new ways to develop systems faster and cheaper

Both the armed services and contractors are trying to speed design and prototyping of new platforms and weapons using digital techniques.

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Data is the key to ensuring the cyber resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure

Traditional approaches need to evolve and agencies, and really all organizations, need to improve their resiliency to not only survive a cyber attack,…

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Why now is the time for cyber resiliency within the DoD

Many traditional cybersecurity tools focus on managing risk as opposed to combating it actively head on, says Jacob Noffke, senior principal cyber engineer at Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

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