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Jim Garrettson

Jim Garrettson is the founder of Both Potomac Officers Club and ExecutiveBiz

Still Waiting for Automated Warfare and Soldiers

While the idea of fighting machines taking the place of soldiers is as old as Pygmalion, the arrival of Terminator-style fighting systems is still far off in our future. A briefing chart authored by the National Defense Industrial Association and the Pentagon’s Joint Advanced Concepts office entitled, “Future Vertical Lift …

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Xerox Buys ACS: Who’s Next in the Hardware Invasion?

Last year, HP bought professional services giant EDS.  Last week, Perot Systems was bought by Dell.  This week, hardware giant Xerox purchased ACS. Joe Doherty had this to say about the acquisition: “This deal is game-changing for both companies. It will create a $22 billion global corporation with $17 billion …

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Cobham Defense, Electronic Systems Corporation: The $1.4 Billion Contractor You May Have Never Heard Of

Last year, Cobham purchased the Surveillance and Attack business unit of BAE Systems in Lansdale and M/A-COM, as well as SPARTA Strategic Business Unit to form Cobham Defense Electronic Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of British defense contractor Cobham plc. led by Jeremy Wensinger with combined revenues of $1.4bn and more …

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Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

We reported in June that new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to Missile Defense, Future Combat Systems and Navy shipbuilding operations, kills programs to build a new presidential helicopter and a new communications satellite system, delays the development of a new bomber, and includes only four more of the …

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George S. Patton: Assassinated?

The death of General George S. Patton in December, 1945 remains one of the enduring and intriguing mysteries of World War II, but the newly-discovered diary of one of the war’s most colorful assassins reveals that prominent Allied commanders wanted him dead because he threatened to expose Angl0-American collusion with …

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Potomac Officers Club Announces Michael Chertoff as Speaker for June 30th Luncheon

Mark your calendars for the members only Potomac Officers Club event featuring former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff.  The luncheon will be on Tuesday, June 30th from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner, Salon 3.   REGISTER TODAY! Please note that this event is open ONLY …

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