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  • World Affairs Council Holds Annual Global Education Gala - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    World Affairs Council Holds Annual Global Education Gala

    The World Affairs Council held its annual gala at Ritz Carlton-Washington, D.C., on March 29 to honor organizations that contributed to global education, international affairs and global communications. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was the event“™s keynote speaker and also received the International Public Service Award, World Affairs Council said March 11. IBM Corp. was among […] More

  • Report: Lockheed in Talks to House Some F-16 Production in India - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Lockheed in Talks to House Some F-16 Production in India

    Lockheed Martin is in talks with the U.S. and Indian governments to transfer at least some production of F-16 aircraft to India in a bid to address the latter country“™s recapitalization requirements for fighter jets, The Hindu newspaper reported Monday. Phil Shaw, head of Lockheed“™s Indian unit, confirmed the company“™s discussions with both governments and India-based industry partners […] More

  • Benga Erinle: Ultra Electronics 3eTI Supports Navy Leaders' Call for ICS Security Accountability - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Benga Erinle: Ultra Electronics 3eTI Supports Navy Leaders’ Call for ICS Security Accountability

    Ultra Electronics 3eTI released a statement in response to a letter U.S. Navy leaders sent to Defense Sec. Ashton Carter regarding the addition of industrial control systems security on the monthly DoD cyber scorecard, Ultra Electronics said Wednesday. DoD assesses agencies’ cybersecurity improvement efforts through the scorecard framework. Benga Erinle, president of Ultra Electronics, said in the statement […] More

  • MTSI Awarded DoD Strategic Capabilities Office Support Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MTSI Awarded DoD Strategic Capabilities Office Support Contract

    Modern Technology Solutions Inc. landed a $22.6 million contract from the Washington Headquarters Services to provide technical engineering services to the Defense Department‘s Strategic Capabilities Office. The department said Friday work will occur in Arlington, Virginia, through Feb. 24, 2021. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter formed SCO in 2012 to help maintain DoD’s munitions, stealth, cyber and space capabilities. […] More

  • Report: BAE Could Secure New US Contracts for Electromagnetic Railguns - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: BAE Could Secure New US Contracts for Electromagnetic Railguns

    BAE Systems could land new U.S. government contracts for electromagnetic railguns after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter outlined the $582.7 billion defense budget plan for fiscal 2017, The Telegraph reported Saturday. Alan Tovey writes Carter told his audience at a recent Economic Club of Washington event that part of the FY 2017 defense budget would fund research […] More

  • Joe North: Lockheed Seeks Continued Navy Combat Ship Production Through 2020s - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Joe North: Lockheed Seeks Continued Navy Combat Ship Production Through 2020s

    Joe North, vice president of Lockheed Martin“™s Littoral Combat Ship program, has said the company will continue to build combat ships for the U.S. Navy through mid-2020s despite program reductions, DoD Buzz reported Monday. Hope Hodge Seck writes Defense Secretary Ashton Carter ordered the Navy in December to reduce the number of ships from 52 […] More

  • Defense Business Board Adds 8 Members; Ashton Carter Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Defense Business Board Adds 8 Members; Ashton Carter Comments

    The Defense Department has elected new members to the Defense Business Board who will work to advise the defense secretary and other DoD officials on business standards. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the appointments on Thursday. “I welcome the new business leaders joining our ranks, and pleased to see former members return at such an important […] More

  • Lockheed, Northrop Back DoD's New Cyber Strategy; Tim Reardon, Kathy Warden Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed, Northrop Back DoD’s New Cyber Strategy; Tim Reardon, Kathy Warden Comment

    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have expressed support for a new cyber strategy announced by Defense Department Secretary Ashton Carter at Stanford University. Tim Reardon, vice president and general manager for defense and intelligence services at Lockheed, said Thursday that the company would keep working with the government and industry partners to “expand sharing and […] More

  • William Swanson: Raytheon Should Meet Revenue Goal Despite Sequestration - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    William Swanson: Raytheon Should Meet Revenue Goal Despite Sequestration

    William Swanson, Raytheon chairman and CEO, believes the company will meet its full-year revenue targets even as sequestration reduces defense budgets in the U.S., Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes Swanson told defense analysts Pentagon officials are seeking to protect new weapons programs from the sequester. He said he received assurances from Deputy Defense Secretary […] More

  • Pentagon's Ashton Carter Outlines Preferred Vendor Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon’s Ashton Carter Outlines Preferred Vendor Program

    With defense spending eclipsing even the country“™s behemoth healthcare bill, the Pentagon is answering calls for reduction in cost by proposing a new program that will ideally motivate defense vendors to fairly and honestly compete for contracts, and may reduce the paperwork and bureaucracy that drive up procurement costs. At a Heritage Foundation event last […] More

  • Maneck Master Named to Ashton Carter's Defense Science Board Task Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Maneck Master Named to Ashton Carter’s Defense Science Board Task Force

    Maneck Master, vice president of  Government and Public Sector Group at Telcordia, has been appointed to the Defense Science Board's (DSB) task force to assess the survivability of military systems from nuclear weapons. Focus will fall on critical aspects of the impacts on systems and assets to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and other nuclear weapon effects. […] More

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