Industry

Lockheed Secretly Worked to Block Airbus’ Influence in Washington—While Teaming on Major Pentagon Bid

Internal email reveals U.S. company’s pressure to deny Europeans’ application to powerful trade group.

Critical Update: Evolution in the 'Valley of Death'

Nextgov looks at the use of cooperative research and development agreements by some major industry players to highlight how the meaning of the phrase, and implementation of its associated authorities, has shifted over the years.

Four Lessons that Should Upend the Pentagon’s Five-Year Strategy

From the quick consumption of weapons in Ukraine to rising inflation, the current resourcing plan is untenable.

Senator Not Sold on Army’s $22 Billion Bet on IVAS

In response, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told senators she was "pretty comfortable" with the program's progress and said she didn't agree with elements of a critical oversight report.

Microsoft, DoD Partners Celebrate Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

The company may have the chance to negotiate exclusive intellectual property rights—with an exception for the government—to innovations emerging from the collaboration.

NSA Re-awards Secret $10 Billion Contract to Amazon

Amazon Web Services beat out Microsoft for the contract after a bid protest battle.

Telecom Group Wants NIST to Map Performance Goals to the Cybersecurity Framework

But, in general, the industry wants NIST to avoid making any changes at all to the choose-your-own-adventure document that has guided risk management and U.S. cybersecurity policy for almost a decade.

Pentagon Reorganizes Industrial Policy Office to Shore Up Defense Firms, Supply Chain

The restructure gives two new deputies to the assistant secretary for industrial policy—and "dissolves" another.

CISA Adds Industrial Control System Specialists to Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative

Companies in the space are trying to shape public policy and push for money agencies can use to—among other things—track their devices and other assets.

DOD’s Long and Winding Road to (Hopefully) Deploying an Enterprise Cloud

Every new delay should “be an alarm that goes off in the hearts and minds of those who are looking at how we can be competitive in the future against China,” according to one official.

Survey: No Clear Winner in Cloud Wars

The biggest potential differentiator is automated cloud migration services.

Here’s What the New ‘Buy America’ Infrastructure Commitments Mean for Agencies

Waivers can be issued under certain circumstances, but proposed exceptions must be made available to the public and approved by an office within OMB.  

GSA Launches AI Challenge Inspired by Pandemic Needs

The General Services Administration is looking for contractors to build out federal AI tech in response to COVID-19.

Industry Groups Butt Heads on SEC’s Incident Reporting Rules

A major trade association for relevant financial-sector entities is asking the regulatory agency to hold off in favor of incident reporting rules being implemented at the non-regulatory Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

27 Artificial Intelligence Experts First To Serve On Commerce Advisory Board

After being established in 2021, the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee elected its first members to advise the federal government on AI policy. 

Warren Presses Defense Secretary on Wasteful Contractor Spending

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said adding to the Pentagon's topline for 2023 to account for inflation would just invite "defense contractors to pick taxpayers' pockets."