Defense Contracting

As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates

The Association for the U.S. Army said it will not limit attendance unless required by the local government.

For US Troops, Getting COVID Vaccine Is Now a Matter of 'How and When'

President tells Pentagon to add COVID to list of required vaccinations. He also imposed requirements on federal employees and contractors who decline to get vaccinated.

Lockheed Loses $225M on Secret Project, Lowers F-35 Production Forecast

Company will press ahead on aeronautics project in hopes of turning it into a profitable production program.

Rocket Startup Could Get Huge Boost from Lockheed Martin Buying Aerojet Rocketdyne

Ursa Major is developing a family of rocket engines for commercial and defense customers.

Shipbuilder Warns of Layoffs if Biden Doesn’t Buy More Destroyers

Bath Iron Works told Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks it will need to cut its workforce by 2,500 if more ships aren’t ordered soon.

Air Force Begins Search For New Refueling Tanker as Lawmakers Push Airbus

Some lawmakers want the Air Force to terminate its KC-46 contract with Boeing.

New Air Force One Could Be Delayed Another Year

GAO’s latest cost estimate brings the price tag to $2.6 billion apiece.

Biden Nominees Want to Shake Up Pentagon Weapons Buying Process

Shyu, Blume tell Congress they plan to bridge the “valley of death” between the development phase and becoming a program of record.

US Air Force Will Cut Turkey from F-35 Production, Kendall Says

The service secretary nominee also signals he’s not in favor of reducing U.S. F-35 purchases.

How Pentagon Cash Helped Save Small Defense Companies During the Pandemic

Business leaders are now calling on defense officials and lawmakers to keep a policy that pays contractors more money up front.

Biden Administration Cancels Border Contracts, Returns Funds to Pentagon

The administration is also looking to repair damage in border communities. 

New Air Force One Delayed by COVID, Boeing Subcontractor

Boeing has fired GDC Technics, which is suing its erstwhile employer.

GovExec Daily: Priorities and the Pentagon Budget

The Project on Government Oversight's Mandy Smithberger joins the podcast to discuss the money allocated to Defense Department and connected programs.