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  • Ingersoll-Rand Names Linda Hudson, Elaine Chao to Board of Directors - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ingersoll-Rand Names Linda Hudson, Elaine Chao to Board of Directors

    Linda Hudson, chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, and former U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao have been elected to Ingersoll-Rand‘s board of directors. Hudson will serve on the board’s audit and finance committee while Chao will work with the compensation and corporate governance and nominating committees, Ingersoll-Rand said Thursday. Before she joined […] More

  • Linda Hudson: Defense Industry Needs More Citizens in STEM Fields - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Linda Hudson: Defense Industry Needs More Citizens in STEM Fields

    Outgoing BAE Systems Inc. President and CEO Linda Hudson spoke to technology leaders Thursday about the changes she believes would address concerns on how to develop U.S. student and professional talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, FedScoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes Hudson appeared at an Northern Virginia Technology Council event to discuss U.S. […] More

  • BAE to Recall 600 Furloughed Workers; Linda Hudson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE to Recall 600 Furloughed Workers; Linda Hudson Comments

    BAE Systems Inc. plans to call back more than 600 furloughed support services employees on Oct. 15 as budget negotiations between the Obama administration and the House of Representatives continue. The company recently laid off more than 1,100 employees after the government shutdown took its toll on BAE Systems' services business unit, according to Saturday […] More

  • Linda Hudson: 1K BAE Employees Sent Home Due to Govt Shutdown - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Linda Hudson: 1K BAE Employees Sent Home Due to Govt Shutdown

    BAE Systems has felt “significant“ effects from the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday but is doing what it can to address the situation, President and CEO Linda Hudson said Thursday. Nearly 1,000 employees from its intelligence and security sector who work at customer sites have been told to go home. Consequences could spread to other […] More

  • CEO Linda Hudson Stresses Impact of Sequestration in Letter to BAE Systems Employees - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    CEO Linda Hudson Stresses Impact of Sequestration in Letter to BAE Systems Employees

    In a letter to the employees of BAE Systems, CEO Linda Hudson warned the upcoming sequester could have a large potential impact on the aerospace and defense industry. According to an Aviation Today article, Hudson said the $1.2 trillion budget cut will have a domino effect in the industry, including second and third tier companies suffering from reduced contracting work. […] More

  • Linda Hudson, Three Lockheed Execs Included on Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Linda Hudson, Three Lockheed Execs Included on Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business List

    Linda Hudson, U.S. president and chief executive officer at BAE Systems, ranks 38 on Fortune magazine's annual list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business”. The magazine highlighted Hudson's leadership when BAE faced uncertainties in 2011, “as troops withdrew from Iraq and customers awaited news of military budgets.“Fortune also noted Hudson's recent appointment to Bank […] More

  • BAE's Linda Hudson: Sequestration Could Lead to Industry Consolidation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE’s Linda Hudson: Sequestration Could Lead to Industry Consolidation

    Defense budget cuts under sequestration are already impacting defense contractors even though the cuts have not happened yet, Linda Hudson, CEO of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, told Reuters. Cuts could lead to another round of consolidation within the industry, Hudson said, particularly within small and medium-sized businesses. Commercial aviation could also become a target area […] More

  • BAE US CEO Linda Hudson Joins Bank of America Board - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE US CEO Linda Hudson Joins Bank of America Board

    Linda Hudson, president and CEO of BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been appointed to the board of directors at Bank of America. Bank of America said the move is effective immediately as several of the company’s directors are reaching retirement age and others’ terms are set to expire next spring. Hudson elevated to CEO in […] More

  • BAE Systems Announces New Service Center in Charlotte, N.C. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Announces New Service Center in Charlotte, N.C.

    BAE Systems, Inc. is building a new human resources and financial service center in Charlotte, N.C., that should be operational by the second half of 2011. President and CEO of BAE Systems Linda Hudson said Charlotte was chosen after an extensive nationwide search for a location with suitable facilities, skilled talent and an affordable lifestyle. […] More

  • Thursday Transactions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thursday Transactions

    This week, BAE Systems completed its planned acquisition of OASYS Technology. Northrop Grumman issued a statement indicating the firm is taking concrete steps to separate from its famed shipbuilding business. BAE Systems’ Linda Hudson also revealed the company is looking at acquisitions to expand in the areas of intelligence and cybersecurity; readiness and sustainment of […] More

  • BAE Systems CEO Linda Hudson: 'We are Actively in an Acquisition Mode' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems CEO Linda Hudson: 'We are Actively in an Acquisition Mode'

    BAE Systems is looking at acquisitions to grow in three core areas: intelligence and cybersecurity; readiness and sustainment of existing weapons systems; and electronic systems, Linda Hudson, president and CEO of the company’s U.S. unit, has told Reuters. “The strategy is pretty straightforward,” she said last week in an interview with Reuters. “We’ve decided where […] More

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