August 18, 2019

Shanahan’s DefSec Nomination Pulled

Shanahan's DefSec Nomination Pulled

Acting DefSec Patrick Shanahan’s bid to become defense secretary has been withdrawn. Reports are that he is resigning after scrutiny over a domestic fight with his wife in 2010.

Sikorski Investigated for Illegal Billings

Sikorski Sea King

United Technologies blames a subsidiary, says Lockheed knew of the investigation before agreeing to acquire Sikorski from United Technologies.

Primes Rate Their Subs

Prime contractors assess sub-contractors, find room for improvement.

DoD Workers Return, Some Might Not Stay

Returning DoD workers also reduced furloughs in defense contracting firms, but legislators appear ready to extend the spending freeze as they argue about raising the debt ceiling.

New Emphasis on Asia Shifts DoD Development Priorities

Hikes in Asian defense spending from large troop numbers and maintenance, not investment in research or equipment.