Government services giant Science Applications International Corp. acquired Engility, an IT firm.
The partial shutdown threatens an untold legion of workers in private companies that do business with shut-down agencies.
Two major government contractors announced mergers and acquisitions this week, suggesting the government contracting industry will continue to consolidate in 2019.
Companies serving the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency have been ordered to halt work on contracts related to training, disaster preparedness and contract support.
Large government contractors serving civilian agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and NASA are starting to feel the pinch as the government shutdown drags on.
Civilian agencies in a state of partial government shutdown are ordering some contractors to halt work, with little indication what happens next.
The Defense Logistics Agency has suspended Dubai-based Anham FZCO following allegations that it defrauded the military on an $8 billion troop supply contract.
Employees say they are heading home for the holidays with little guidance about what happens next.
Defense Department officials say they want to start fielding advanced hypersonic weapons systems "in the thousands." Defense contractors see a business opportunity.
The law would make it easier for the government to spend more money at online retailers, such as Amazon, Grainger and Home Depot.