Industry

After Big Pentagon Contract Wins, L3Harris CEO Eyes More Growth

Three years after merger of L3 Technologies and Harris, the company is striving to “compete on a level playing field,” CEO Kubasik says.

Air Force Awards $985M Hypersonic Cruise Missile Contract to Raytheon Technologies

The company and its partner Northrop Grumman were chosen over bids from Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Google’s Government Arm Names New Chief

The tech giant announced its new business unit in June.

Is it Time to Add IT Workforce Ratings to the FITARA Scorecard?

A new report from ACT-IAC recommends changes to the biannual FITARA scorecard, including adding a category measuring IT workforce capabilities.

Industry Cautions on Software Security Regs in the Defense Bill

Trade groups want Congress to remove a provision in the House-passed defense policy bill mandating software bills of materials in some federal acquisition.

Defense Firms Sound Inflation Alarm as Congress Mulls 2023 Budget

One trade association says Pentagon would lose $110 billion in buying power.

Protests hit CACI's $5.7B Air Force win

Every other company that bid on the enterprise IT services contract wants at least a second chance at it.

SpaceX’s Starlink Petitions 'Grossly Unfair' Denial of $885M in Broadband Funding

The Federal Communications Commission rejected the bid, citing concerns that Starlink would not be able to meet the required speeds, which Starlink has since refuted.

NIST, Google Announce Chip R&D Partnership

The public-private sector collaboration will make industry standard chips available to smaller research entities to encourage semiconductor manufacturing.

Ligado’s 5G Network Will Interfere With Some DOD Satellite Services, Report Finds

The study determined that Ligado’s terrestrial wireless network will not cause ‘significant harmful interference’ for most GPS receivers, but will potentially impact Iridium satellites used by the Defense Department.

NOAA Adds Microsoft to Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative

As part of the initiative, Microsoft will help inform users about extreme weather events using its AI-driven forecasting. 

GSA Seeks Info on Automated and Expert Tools to Analyze Application Security

The agency requested details on the tools available to address weaknesses in the applications and testing process, in an effort to boost security measures.

Nvidia, AMD Caught in the Middle of US-China Tech Battle

The federal government added a new license requirement barring selling artificial intelligence chips to China and Russia to address potential national security concerns.

New Transportation Dashboard Informs Travelers of Services Offered During Flight Disruptions

The airline customer service dashboard shows passengers the compensatory amenities offered by major U.S. airlines when flights are delayed or canceled.

U.S. Semiconductor Production Will Rely on Improved Measurement Science, NIST Reports

Metrology—the science of measurement and its applications—will influence the quality and reliability of electronics as they get smaller and smaller.

NASA Awards SpaceX $1.4B for Five More Missions

The addition brings SpaceX’s total contract value to more than $4.9 billion.

Microsoft Challenges Intelligence Agency's $1B Task Order to Amazon

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went down the sole-source route, which of course led to a protest.