Tag Archives: Lexington Institute

Air Force Examines Potential Close-Air Support Aircraft Models for Light Attack Missions

The U.S. Air Force has examined two close-air support aircraft models to perform light attack missions and potentially serve as a short-term replacement for the service branch’s current fleet, FlightGlobal reported Sunday. Leigh Giangreco writes Air Force has investigated Beechcraft’s AT-6 and Embraer’s A-29 Super Tucano as possible short-term replacements to its Fairchild …

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Cyberwarfare: Disappointment or Opportunity?

Forbes pulled the rug out from under cyber contractors this week with an op-ed speculating cyberwarfare will prove to be a financial disappointment. The article makes some convincing points, but many contractors are banking on author Loren Thompson of Lexington Institute on being wrong. The crux of the problem seems …

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Insourcing: Who is Watching the Watchers?

With federal deficits rapidly spiraling out of control, it’s no surprise that policy makers in Washington are floating a range of ideas to rein in budgets and bring more accountability. To date, DoD’s policy has centered around the creation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) and a performance-based approach to logistics (PBL). …

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Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar set to retire

Northrop Grumman has just announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Ronald Sugar, who’s been in his current role since 2003, will retire June 2010. Sugar will be replaced by Wesley Bush, 48, who joined the company in 1987 and currently serves as president and chief operating officer. Sugar is 61 …

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Military Experts Question Efficacy of Unmanned Aircraft

Last week, Northrop Grumman stole the show at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s conference and exhibition in Washington D.C., the largest event of its kind.  The company’s scope of offerings in unmanned vehicles is so great that E.J. “Gene” Fraser, a VP in the company’s strike and surveillance systems …

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