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  • Alleged Chinese Hypersonic Test Could Drive Demand for Missile Defense Capabilities; Loren Thompson Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alleged Chinese Hypersonic Test Could Drive Demand for Missile Defense Capabilities; Loren Thompson Quoted

    Reports emerged that China allegedly performed a test of a nuclear-capable hypersonic glide vehicle in August and Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of nonprofit think tank Lexington Institute, said the development presents an opportunity for U.S. companies to develop defenses against hypersonic weapons, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Thompson said the need for missile […] More

  • Air Force Examines Potential Close-Air Support Aircraft Models for Light Attack Missions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 Dornier A-10 fleet and seeks to […] More

  • David Thompson: The Future 'Orbital ATK' to Target Agility, Innovation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    David Thompson: The Future ‘Orbital ATK’ to Target Agility, Innovation

    Orbital Sciences Chairman, President and CEO David Thompson said the company plans to remain true to its mission of lowering costs to access outer space after completing its estimated $5 billion merger with ATK, the Washington Post reported Monday. “From a strategic standpoint, this merger will create a much larger and more capable but still highly innovative, agile […] More

  • Army Radio Contract Drawing Big Names, Partners Into Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Radio Contract Drawing Big Names, Partners Into Competition

    On Dec. 20, ExecutiveBiz reported that ITT Exelis and Northrop Grumman will partner to compete for an upcoming contract to improve radio communication within Army vehicles. In today’s Washington Post, Marjorie Censer writes that the team can expect stiff competition for the award as “contractors are lining up for a rare opportunity to win a spot on a military […] More

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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 to be cyberwarfare is a […] More

  • Will Defense Consolidations Impact Efforts to Eliminate Sole-Source Contracting? - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Will Defense Consolidations Impact Efforts to Eliminate Sole-Source Contracting?

    Defense industry experts are bracing for a major consolidation after public comments last Tuesday from Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security division, fueled rumors that the company might consider a merger with Northrop Grumman. However, a Boeing-Northrop merger would put almost half of all defense work in the hands of one giant […] More

  • ExecutiveBiz's third annual list of Beltway Game Changers to Watch - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ExecutiveBiz’s third annual list of Beltway Game Changers to Watch

    This is the year of aggressive competition. Tightening federal budgets, plus the insourcing push, are proving as much. But while many say government contracting is entering a lean, mean next couple years, there’s still plenty of market opportunity. The trick is knowing who’s changing the game “” and setting the terms “” so you can […] More

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    Better Security Comes at a Price

    The Internet is a wonderful tool that has greatly facilitated human advancement since its inception. However, some of the greatest assets of the Internet are also its greatest flaws. In a recent article, Dr. Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute says that the idea that the U.S. would be able to “curb internet criminality without […] More

  • Northrop Grumman CEO Ronald Sugar set to retire - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 years old, still below Northrop’s […] More

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