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  • Frank Kendall: DoD Needs to Have “˜Healthy Industrial Base“™ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Frank Kendall: DoD Needs to Have “˜Healthy Industrial Base“™

    Frank Kendall, former acquisition chief of the Defense Department, has said that DoD  needs to ensure that it has “a healthy industrial base to support it“ while performing its mission, USNI News reported Monday. He added that the military“™s focus on readiness and force structure preservation efforts resulted in cuts to research and development funds. […] More

  • Former Exelis, AIA CEO David Melcher Nominated to Cubic Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Exelis, AIA CEO David Melcher Nominated to Cubic Board

    David Melcher, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, has been nominated to join the board of directors at Cubic. Cubic said Friday Melcher will bring decades of experience working with military and government leaders along with a background in finance, program management and strategy development […] More

  • Aerospace Industries Association Unveils 2018 Board of Governors Members - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerospace Industries Association Unveils 2018 Board of Governors Members

    The Aerospace Industries Association has named at least 20 executives from the government contracting sector to its board of governors for 2018. Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, will succeed Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg as chairman of AIA, the trade group said Monday. William Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris, will serve as […] More

  • Harris-Hosted Summit Tackles Aerospace & Defense Workforce Needs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris-Hosted Summit Tackles Aerospace & Defense Workforce Needs

    Harris collaborated with the Aerospace Industries Association to facilitate a two-day summit that brought together industry, government and academic stakeholders to discuss the future of aerospace and defense workforce. The event took place at a Harris facility in Palm Bay, Florida, and sought to promote science, technology, engineering and math education strategies meant to help grow workforce across the […] More

  • Huntington Ingalls' Mike Petters Joins Board at National Association of Manufacturers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Huntington Ingalls’ Mike Petters Joins Board at National Association of Manufacturers

    Huntington Ingalls Industries President and CEO Mike Petters has been appointed to the board of directors at the National Association of Manufacturers, which represents more more than 14,000 manufacturing companies in the U.S. NAM said Friday Petters will help advance the trade group’s manufacturing policy agenda as a board member. “I look forward to sharing my […] More

  • Eric Fanning to Become Aerospace Industries Association President, CEO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Eric Fanning to Become Aerospace Industries Association President, CEO

    Eric Fanning, formerly secretary of the U.S. Army, will succeed Dave Melcher as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association beginning Jan. 1. “Eric will strengthen AIA“™s position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space and defense,“ Dennis Muilenburg, AIA chairman […] More

  • CNAS Introduces Future Joint Force Project, Names Advisory Council Members - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CNAS Introduces Future Joint Force Project, Names Advisory Council Members

    The Center for a New American Security has launched a new project that aims to analyze how the U.S. joint force should adapt to technological innovations of potential state and non-state adversaries. CNAS said Monday the Evolving the Future Force project is part of the center“™s Defense Strategies and Assessments program and seeks to explore the […] More

  • Report: Capitol Hill Vet Bill Greenwalt Named PSC R&D Senior Adviser - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Capitol Hill Vet Bill Greenwalt Named PSC R&D Senior Adviser

    Bill Greenwalt, formerly a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named senior adviser for research and development at the Professional Services Council, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. He will advise the council on defense, national security and government contracting matters, according to the report by Jory Heckman. PSC President and […] More

  • Report: Industry Group Wants Trump to Continue Weapons Export Control Reform - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Industry Group Wants Trump to Continue Weapons Export Control Reform

    The Aerospace Industries Association expects President Donald Trump to continue the Obama administration’s efforts to accelerate the approval process for weapons exports, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes the previous administration worked to transfer defense items from the State Department‘s control under the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Department‘s Commerce Control List to streamline transactions. The State […] More

  • Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017

    The defense sector trade group Aerospace Industries Association has elected new members its executive board of governors for 2017 that includes at least 20 government contracting industry leaders. AIA said Thursday Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was chosen to serve as the association’s chairman of the board and Raytheon chief executive Thomas Kennedy was elected vice chairman. David Melcher was reappointed […] More

  • Pentagon Leaders, Trade Associations Discuss Defense Industry's Environment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon Leaders, Trade Associations Discuss Defense Industry’s Environment

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall met with three defense trade associations in an effort to understand and address issues that affect the aerospace and defense industry. CEOs and senior executives from the National Defense Industrial Association, Aerospace Industries Association and the Professional Services Council discussed acquisition and budget challenges within the […] More

  • Cheryle Jackson to Lead AAR's African Operations; David Storch Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cheryle Jackson to Lead AAR’s African Operations; David Storch Comments

    Cheryle Jackson, vice president of government affairs and corporate development at AAR, has been named president of the Wood Dale, Illinois-based aerospace and defense contractor’s business unit in Africa. AAR said Tuesday she will be responsible for helping grow the company’s aviation maintenance and supply chain operations across the African continent. Jackson and her team will also conduct in-depth market […] More

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