Defense Contracting

GM Believes Army Troop Transport Deal Is Jumpstart to More Military Work

Now the company has its sights on Marine Corps, international, and more Army contracts.

Lockheed Says It’s Hired 8,300 Since Coronavirus Hit

The company also says it sent $1.1 billion in accelerated payments to keep suppliers afloat amid COVID-19.

Pentagon Starts Bailing Out Companies That Have Lost Business Due to Coronavirus

The Defense Department is sending millions of dollars to keep companies afloat, and more deals are expected.

CEOs of Major Defense Companies Speak Out About Racism, Call for Unity

In many cases, their internal messages and social media posts went out days before military leaders issued their own calls for reflection.

Hidden in the New House Coronavirus Relief Bill: Billions for Defense Contractors

A section of the HEROES Act championed by Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly would cover executive compensation and other perks for defense and intel contractors. The legislation’s wording mirrors what an industry group proposed.

Defense Companies Scramble to Make Virtual Internships Work

Despite the economic crisis, the industry has too much to do, and not enough people to do it.

Air Force Leaders Fret As Another Satellite Maker Declares Bankruptcy

Service leaders are asking for Congressional help in shoring up the defense industrial base.

Coronavirus Hampering Defense Contractor Operations, Reader Survey Finds

It’s harder to win business amid a pandemic, said one-third of industry respondents in a Defense One reader survey.

GovExec Daily: Defense Firms Are Hiring During the Pandemic

Defense One's Marcus Weisgerber joins the podcast to discuss way firms like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are trying to staff up during the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Defense Firms Hiring Thousands Amid Record Unemployment  

Pentagon spending on missiles, satellites, and nuclear weapons fuels a production boom, as firms fight off commercial aerospace downturn.

Navy Picks Wisconsin’s Fincantieri Marinette Marine to Build New Frigate

Awarded months ahead of schedule, the contract further solidifies the shipbuilder’s U.S. foothold.

Global Defense Spending Decline Expected As Nations Deal with Coronavirus 

Experts see domestic projects taking priority over national security in the coming years.

Lockheed Martin Expects Coronavirus to Delay F-35 Deliveries

Although the company still forecasts an increase in sales, the delays could cost $375 million.

Pentagon Urges Mexico to Reopen COVID-Closed Factories That Supply U.S. Weapon Makers

A surprising number of America’s defense manufacturers rely on parts made south of the border.