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Listen LIVE 5 p.m. for Air Force tanker announcement

Two companies vying for the tanker contract are Chicago-based Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , tanker , EADS , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/24/2011, 03:44pm EST

Air Force tanker decision expected Thursday

The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , EADS , KC-X , refueling tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:11pm EST

How the Navy and Air Force fare for FY 2012

With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , budget , FY 2012 budget , Navy , Air Force , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates , contracting , Lockheed , Northrop Grumman , KC-X Tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 02/18/2011, 09:41am EST
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Despite cuts, Pentagon space budget gets boost

The Obama administration wants to maintain or boost funding next year for some of the military's most expensive space projects, despite mounting pressure for Pentagon spending cuts.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Defense , 2012 budget , contracting , Lockheed

Friday - 02/11/2011, 08:40am EST

Senators want IG probe of tanker data mixup

Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/31/2011, 07:14am EST
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Air Force ‘impressed' with EADS, Boeing in tanker mixup

The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , EADS , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Boeing lands part of Navy's Poseidon contract

The Boeing Co. has landed a contract worth $1.53 billion from the U.S. Navy to manufacture six P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , poseidon , Navy

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 09:40am EST

Army cancels 2 Boeing programs

Defense News reports that the Army is ordering Boeing to cancel two programs that tested poorly.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , Defense News , contracting , budget , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 03:15pm EST

Boeing less optimistic about tanker contract

One prominent defense analyst said Boeing executives have grown pessimistic about winning the $35 billion contract.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , AF tanker contract , EADS

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 09:40am EST

Boeing may be losing edge in Air Force tanker award

Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , EADS , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:01pm EST
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