Home / Tag Archives: National Defense Industrial Association

Tag Archives: National Defense Industrial Association

Ellen Lord: DoD Warns Military, Contractors Against Chinese, Russian Software

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, has said the Defense Department started distributing to the military and contractors a list of software platforms that should not be purchased, Defense One reported Friday. This is because such software platforms have failed to meet national security requirements, Lord said. “What we are …

Read More »

NDIA Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Defense Budget Caps

The National Defense Industrial Association has called on Congress to reach a deal that would raise or suspend defense budget caps. NDIA said Nov. 20 it commends the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would authorize $700 billion in defense spending, but Congress still needs to address …

Read More »

Profile: Bryon Young, Executive Director of Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground

Bryon Young serves as the executive director of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He oversees the execution of contracts that support research and development initiatives across the U.S. Army as well as mission critical contracting work for warfighters, program executive office and institutional customers of the military branch. …

Read More »

6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

Read More »

Navy to Hold Small Business Expo on Fleet Innovation Efforts

The U.S. Navy will hold a small business conference at the San Diego Convention Center on Aug. 24 to 25 with a focus on integrating agility and innovation to fleet services. Space and Naval Warfare System Command leaders will be in attendance at the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event cosponsored by the National Defense …

Read More »

Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

Read More »

Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

Read More »

Jennifer Walsmith: NSA Eyes Acquisition Innovation Through ‘Skunk Works’ Office, Women-Owned Businesses

Jennifer Walsmith, senior acquisition executive at the National Security Agency, has said NSA has started to establish a “Skunk Works” or rapid innovation office in an effort to introduce novel approaches to its acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “It’s not for Skunk Works technologies, but rather for Skunk Works just thinking …

Read More »

Breaking Defense: Frank Kendall Forms New Electronic Warfare Office

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and co-chair of the executive committee on electronic warfare, has created a new EW office within that committee, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Kendall also picked a Senior Executive Service official to lead the newly created office. Jay …

Read More »