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  • Bryan Lewis Named President and CEO of Intellicheck - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bryan Lewis Named President and CEO of Intellicheck

    Bryan Lewis, a 30-year financial services and technology industry veteran, has been appointed president and CEO of Intellicheck in a move slated to take effect Feb. 21. He will be based at Intellicheck’s headquarters in Jericho, New York, the company said Wednesday. Lewis served as chief operating officer of Third Bridge, which saw its workforce and compound annual growth […] More

  • U.S. Consumer Spending Rebounds for Biggest Increase in 4 Months - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    U.S. Consumer Spending Rebounds for Biggest Increase in 4 Months

    In line with wage and salary increases the previous month, U.S. consumer spending saw its biggest increase in four months in April, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. This increase was the largest since December. Consumer spending, which accounts for over two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, increased 0.4 percent. In April, households spent more on both goods […] More

  • FireEye, Thomson Reuters, Pillsbury Form Cyber Risk Mgmt Alliance - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    FireEye, Thomson Reuters, Pillsbury Form Cyber Risk Mgmt Alliance

    Thomson Reuters, FireEye and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman have forged an alliance with the goal to help corporations comply with new regulations and address risks associated with cybersecurity. FireEye said Monday the alliance will offer resources from a multi-pronged approach to cybersecurity risk and assessment and due diligence that merges legal counsel, technical assessments and managed services to aid compliance […] More

  • Reuters Unveils Tool to Help Users Determine Turnout Scenarios' Impact on Presidential Election Results - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters Unveils Tool to Help Users Determine Turnout Scenarios’ Impact on Presidential Election Results

    Reuters has unveiled a new tool that works to determine the likelihood of a candidate to win or lose the U.S. presidential election through analysis of voting patterns based on demographics and candidates“™ levels of support in an online survey. The “States of the Nation” tool is backed by an online poll by Reuters and […] More

  • Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reuters: Japan Meets With Western Defense Contractors for New Fighter Jet Program

    Japan has met with Western defense contractors including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for a potential “next generation” of fighter jets in an effort to enhance the country’s air presence, Reuters reported Tuesday. Siva Govindasamy writes that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partnered with Japan’s defense ministry to develop the ATD-X experimental aircraft, whose stealth fighter technologies the country […] More

  • Reports: Air Force Long Range Bomber Review Finished, Contract Award Set for August - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Reports: Air Force Long Range Bomber Review Finished, Contract Award Set for August

    Frank Kendall – defense undersecretary of acquisition, technology and logistics – and Bill LaPlante — the Air Force‘s acquisition chief — have wrapped up a review for the branch’s Long Range Strike Bomber program, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. “We looked at the design to make sure it“™s at the level of maturity it“™s supposed to be,“ Kendall told Breaking Defense editor […] More

  • Boeing-Lockheed JV Seeks Rocket Engine Partners - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing-Lockheed JV Seeks Rocket Engine Partners

    The United Launch Alliance has signed contracts with several U.S. companies to move towards creating a next-generation rocket engine, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal writes the joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin will choose one company to investigate next-generation liquid oxygen/ hydrocarbon first stage propulsion concepts to build the rocket engine as an alternative […] More

  • Congressional Report Says Record $66.3B in 2011 U.S. Weapons Sales is Global "Outlier" - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Congressional Report Says Record $66.3B in 2011 U.S. Weapons Sales is Global “Outlier”

    The U.S. sold a record $66.3 billion worth of weapons to foreign governments last year, including foreign military sales worth $33.4 billion to Saudi Arabia, Reutersreported Monday. The Congressional Research Service stated that this number “distorts the current picture of the global arms trade market.“ The research service called the $66.3 billion U.S. arms sales […] More

  • Sikorsky Turning to Foreign Markets in Midst of U.S. Defense Cuts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky Turning to Foreign Markets in Midst of U.S. Defense Cuts

    Mick Maurer, president of United Technologies Corp. subsidiary, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recently announced the company is actively pursuing foreign contracts to offset a decline in U.S. military spending, Reuters reports. The move follows Congress’ agreement with the White House to cut defense spending by around $480 billion throughout the next 10 years. The Stratford, Conn.-based firm […] More

  • String of Cyber Attacks Leaves China, West Relations Tense - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    String of Cyber Attacks Leaves China, West Relations Tense

    The recent hack into the Gmail accounts of U.S. officials, journalists and human rights activists is a situation that comes with the potential threat of tainting relations between Washington and Beijing, according to experts. China, often suspected of such cyber attacks, says it is unfairly blamed because of other countries“™ envy of its booming economy. […] More

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