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Air Force's top space official concerned about long-term industrial base support

U.S.-Russia tensions over Ukraine haven't yet impacted the flow of critical rocket engines to the U.S. space program, but that could change at any time. The military's top space official says another reason to get going on an American-made alternative is to sustain a deteriorating portion of the defense industrial base.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Air Force Space Command , industry , William Shelton , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 04:01am EDT
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Budget, sequestration and defense sales

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will discuss how the budget deal will affect next year's government funding,and how budget cuts are affecting U.S. defense industrial capabilities.
December 19, 2013

Tags: acquisition , budget deal , federal spending , sequestration , Congress , budget 2014 , DoD , Kevin Brancato , Allen Scott , Bloomberg Government , Capital Impact

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 05:48pm EST
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Military worried small business suppliers will disappear during sequestration

Small firms already have taken a disproportionate hit from DoD's pullback in 2013 spending, Pentagon officials say. Military acquisition leaders worry the sudden cuts will bankrupt small businesses that provide one-of-a-kind capabilities.

Tags: DoD , sequestration , Army , Navy , Air Force , Sean Stackley , Heidi Shyu , Charles Davis , Jared Serbu , small business , industry , contracting , House Armed Services Committe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 06:10am EST
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Are contractors exaggerating sequestration impact?

As sequestration draws nearer, contractor groups have pointed to alarming studies that show the 9 percent in across-the-board Defense cuts would throw at least 1 million people out of work and potentially cripple the defense and aerospace industries. But in a new report, the Center for International Policy, a nonprofit group which advocates reducing military spending, presented evidence that far fewer defense-sector jobs would be lost than industry has claimed and that defense companies would likely be able to absorb the defense cuts.

Tags: sequestration , budget , industry , Marion Blakey , AIA , DoD , Center for International Policy , William Hartung , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 06:08pm EST
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DoD doubles down on cyber threat reality

Identity management, standup of Cyber Command, and information sharing with the industrial base have been cited as key cyber accomplishments in the Department of Defense. But much work remains, experts say.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , Rob Carey , Martin Dempsey , Robert Lentz , Stephen Boutelle , U.S. Cyber Command , critical infrastructure , NIST , NIST special publication 800-53 Rev 3 , Host Based Security Systems , Jared Serbu , Cybersecurity Rising

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 06:36am EDT
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Senators quiz defense companies on sequestration

Letter, sent to 15 large vendors, asks for estimated impacts of sequestration on defense contractors.

Tags: DoD , Congress , budget , sequestration , John McCain , Kelly Ayotte , Joe Lieberman , Saxby Chambliss , John Cornyn , James Inhofe , Lindsey Graham , Lockheed Marting , Aerospace Industries Association , Jared Serbu

Friday - 07/06/2012, 11:55am EDT

DoD expands cyber info-sharing pilot with defense companies

The Defense Department is expanding its cybersecurity information assurance program to all companies in the defense industrial base. The Pentagon said that will add more protection to information that's on unclassified systems in the industrial base. The expansion follows a year-long pilot run of the assurance program.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , industry , In Depth , Francis Rose , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 05/11/2012, 07:09pm EDT

Pentagon nears expansion of cyber information sharing effort

A pilot program DoD established to share cyber threat information between the NSA and Defense companies will be made permanent and expanded to include approximately 200 companies in the coming months.

Tags: DoD , technology , cybersecurity , James Moran , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Teri Takai , Samuel Cox , Neal Ziring , information sharing , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Lawmakers model latest cyber bill after DoD information sharing pilot

Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) introduced legislation to make sharing of classified cyber threat information easier between the government and the private sector. The bill builds on DoD's Defense Industrial Base pilot to share data about vulnerabilities. DoD plans to expand the DIB pilot to more than 200 companies in the coming year.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , DHS , House Intelligence Committee , House Armed Services Committee , Teri Takai , Keith Alexander , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 05:09am EDT
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Sequestration may hit defense industry harder than troops

Sequestration would kill hundreds of thousands of defense industry jobs, the Pentagon warns. Frank Kendall told senators during his nomination hearing to be the DoD acquisition chief that personnel accounts would be shielded so lower-tiered contractors would feel the brunt of cuts.

Tags: DoD , Congress , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , sequestration , Budget Control Act , Frank Kendall , Heidi Shyu , Jared Serbu

Friday - 03/30/2012, 05:33am EDT
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