Tag Archives: Secretary of Defense

Executive Profile: Chris Pehrson, Strategic Development Director at GA-ASI

Chris Pehrson serves as director of strategic development for General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc., where he is responsible for business acquisition strategies to promote company’s unmanned aircraft systems, tactical reconnaissance radars and sensor systems in U.S. and international markets. Pehrson joined the company in 2010 after service in the U.S. Air Force, where he commanded …

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General Dynamics Information Technology Wins 2013 Secretary of Defense Logistics Award; Bernie Guerry Comments

The information technology business unit of General Dynamics has been chosen by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to receive the performance-based logistics award for 2013. General Dynamics Information Technology won the award for its work on the U.S. Marine Corps. combat operating center program, the company announced Thursday. The company …

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Northrop’s Global Hawk Program Receives Air Force Sustainment Excellence Award

Northrop Grumman Corp. has announced the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 global hawk unmanned aircraft program has received the 2012 Dr. James G. Roche Sustainment Excellence Award for demonstrating the most improved performance in aircraft maintenance and logistics readiness. “This prestigious award signifies the entire team is constantly striving to improve in …

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Executive Profile: Mike Sipple, Lockheed Martin Director of Contracts for IS&GS-National

Mike Sipple serves as director of contracts for Lockheed Martin‘s information system & global solutions- national, a provider of global information systems and support services with $2.4B per year in sales and over 250 contracts. In this role, he leads forty-five professionals at multiple locations with headquarters in Herndon, Va. From November …

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Profile: David Cotton, TASC Cyber Group VP

As TASC‘s cyber group vice president, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. David Cotton is responsible for driving cyber-related business growth as well as leading the continuous development of the company’s cyber capabilities. Prior to joining TASC’s team (our sister site GovCon Wire covered the appointment), Cotton served for more than …

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Northrop Logistics Team Wins Pentagon Performance Award

Northrop Grumman’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System logistics team has received the 2011 Performance-Based Logistics Award from the Secretary of Defense. The team is integrated with the U.S. Air Force’s C2ISR Aerospace Sustainment Directorate at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga. The Joint STARS team was recognized for integrating and …

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Federal Union Wants Contractor Pay Capped

The American Federation of Government Employees wants to cap contractor pay. If the union gets its way, contractors will top out at an annual salary of $200,000. Last week, AFGE made its case to the Senate Budget Committee. Concerned with budget talks targeting federal employee salaries and workforce, the union …

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Gates Looks to India for Cyber Cooperation

The Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, has spent the past few days in India and Pakistan working towards increasing cooperation between those two nations and the US. Particularly, when Gates visited India earlier this week, he outlined a number of areas he hopes to develop greater cooperation, including cyber security. …

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Secretary Gates Announcement Sends Defense Stocks Higher

Defense Secretary Gates spoke today on the future direction of the Pentagon’s weapons programs and specifically how this change of direction will impact military personnel, existing weapons programs and long term planning.  He touched on a large number of specific programs such as the Joint Strike Fighter. Large government contracting firms Lockheed Martin …

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