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  • Commerce Dept Names CompTIA's David Logsdon to Aerospace Equipment Int'l Trade Advisory Committee - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Commerce Dept Names CompTIA’s David Logsdon to Aerospace Equipment Int’l Trade Advisory Committee

    David Logsdon, CompTIA‘s Space Enterprise Council senior director, has joined the Commerce Department‘s International Trade Advisory Committee on Aerospace Equipment and will serve through the committee’s four-year charter term. The ITAC on Aerospace Equipment works to provide advisory support to the secretary of commerce and the U.S. trade representative on market access, trade barriers and other regional […] More

  • GovCon Orgs Raise Their Concerns on WH Regulation Compliance Costs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GovCon Orgs Raise Their Concerns on WH Regulation Compliance Costs

    The Aerospace Industries Association, Information Technology Industry Council, National Defense Industrial Association and Professional Services Council believe that recent executive orders on government contracting have increased the cost of compliance to regulations for the sector. In a letter sent Aug. 3 to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, the […] More

  • CSC-AIA Survey: A&D Companies Focus on Tech Development, Modernization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CSC-AIA Survey: A&D Companies Focus on Tech Development, Modernization

    Computer Sciences Corp. and the Aerospace Industries Association have released the findings of a survey that highlights business, technology and economic perspectives from aerospace and industry executives. The 2015 A&D Market Survey says companies are investing more in efforts toward product innovation, technology improvements and cybersecurity, CSC said. Forty-one percent of senior executive respondents said their organizations […] More

  • Former Northrop Chief Ronald Sugar Joins BeyondTrust's Board; Kevin Hickey Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Northrop Chief Ronald Sugar Joins BeyondTrust’s Board; Kevin Hickey Comments

    Ronald Sugar, a former chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman, has joined the board of directors at Phoenix-based cybersecurity technology company BeyondTrust. Sugar led the Falls Church, Va.-based aerospace and defense contractor as chief executive from 2003 to 2010, when he was succeeded by then-Chief Operating Officer Wes Bush as CEO. He previously served as chairman of the […] More

  • Michael Strianese: Sequestration Raises R&D Concerns for Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Michael Strianese: Sequestration Raises R&D Concerns for Industry

    L-3 Communications CEO Michael Strianese has said his work as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association involves continued efforts to work with Congress and the Defense Department in areas such as budget cuts and innovation. Strianese told Defense News in an interview posted Saturday that AIA seeks to stop sequestration and its impact on U.S. technological advantage due to a lack of investments in research and […] More

  • Wes Bush: R&D to Take Sequestration Hit - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Wes Bush: R&D to Take Sequestration Hit

    Representatives from government contracting companies and the academic sector have urged lawmakers to act on automatic U.S. budget cuts to head off potential effects on the workforce and the economy, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the renewed call follows warnings from the military top brass that the sequester could erode U.S. readiness and impact […] More

  • Analysts: Defense Firms Coping With Sequestration Better Than Expected - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Analysts: Defense Firms Coping With Sequestration Better Than Expected

    Even as contracting job growth has ground to a halt and sequestration has taken effect, D.C. contractors have seen only a small impact this year, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Marjorie Censer and Jim Tankersley write budget cuts are not affecting contractors as much as the Aerospace Industries Association projected before the sequester took effect. […] More

  • AIA Study: 1M Small Business Jobs At Risk Under Sequestration; Stephen Fuller Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AIA Study: 1M Small Business Jobs At Risk Under Sequestration; Stephen Fuller Comments

    New analysis by a Aerospace Industries Association study revealed that 956,181 small business jobs are at risk under sequestration. According to the report, these findings increase concern about job losses across defense and non-defense employers when the Budget Control Act takes effect on January 2, 2013. The study conducted by Dr. Stephen S. Fuller, Dwight […] More

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