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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 , Boeing , 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 , Boeing , KC-X , refueling tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:11pm 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 , Boeing , 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 , Boeing , Wendy Masiello , Claire McCaskill , John McCain , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 07:26pm EST
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DoD cuts could revitalize older programs

The Washington Post reports that some of the budgetary cutbacks could mean a second chance for older defense systems.

Tags: DoD Report , Robert Gates , budget , Dorobek Insider , General Dynamics , Todd Harrison

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:13pm 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 , Boeing ,

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 , Boeing , contracting , Dorobek Insider

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

Air Force fires two after tanker mail mix-up

Learn more in today's DoD report

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD Report , Air Force , Boeing , contracting

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 08:40am EST

Mail mix-up won't affect Air Force contract selection

The Air Force will move forward to finding a contractor for its refueling tanker, despite a mail mix-up between rival contractors.

Tags: DoD Report , Air Force , Boeing , refueling tanker , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 05:04pm EST

Air Force warned against further tanker delay

The clock is ticking toward the Air Force's decision on which of two aerospace firms will build the next generation refueling tanker. Defense analysts said that no matter who is the winner of the tanker fight next month, it's time to get the tankers built -- and in the air.

Tags: contracting , industry , Defense , DoD , Air Force , tanker , Norton Schwartz , Norman Seip , Rebecca Grant , Boeing , IRIS Independent Research , Max Cacas , KC135

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:24am EDT
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