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Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015: Frank Kendall Expands Thoughts on Defense Sector Consolidation Prospects & more

Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The military’s chief weapons buyer took to the TV airwaves this week to expand further on his message that the defense prime contractor landscape should remain in …

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Weekly Roundup Aug 17 – Aug 21 2015: Sequestration Discussion Resurfaces, American Systems’ Latest Acquisition & more

Weekly Roundup Aug 17 – Aug 21 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The specter of potential sequestration cuts in fiscal year 2016 — which starts Sept. 30 — surfaced again this week in a letter signed by all 46 Democratic …

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Ellen Tauscher Elected to BAE’s US Board; Roberth Fitch, Linda Hudson, Kenneth Minihan End Terms

Ellen Tauscher, a former congressinoal representative and a financial sector veteran, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems Inc. — the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. She begins her three-year term at the company on Friday, BAE said Thursday. “Her insight and advice on the many important issues confronting the defense industry …

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Lockheed Promotes Robert Rangel to SVP for Washington Ops; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Robert Rangel, vice president of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) programs and global security policy, will succeed Greg Dahlberg as the company’s senior vice president for Washington operations effective January 2015. Lockheed said Monday Rangel will lead engagement efforts with Congress, the Defense Department and other Washington-based federal agencies as well …

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Saudi Arabia Submits Request for $1B in Raytheon Missile Sales

Saudi Arabia has asked to buy more than 15, 000 Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under two foreign military sales transactions worth close to $1.1 billion combined. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the proposals Thursday in two separate notices, one detailing a $900 million …

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Northrop Wins $114M for 3 Air Force Global Hawks

Northrop Grumman has won a $114 million contract to provide three unmanned aerial vehicles and related components to the U.S. Air Force, Reuters reported Friday. The company will purchase materials and gears for airborne command and control systems to produce the Global Hawk Block-30 units. Congress told the Air Force to purchase the …

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Report: US, France, Israel Discuss General Atomics Reaper Deal

France is discussing a potential purchase of two General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles with the U.S. and Israeli governments, Reuters reports. According to Leigh Thomas’ story, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told iTele the country intends to buy the Reaper UAVs straight away. Citing Le Monde newspaper, Thomas writes France …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester and How GovCon Firms Have Responded so Far

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates,  recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of GovCon Wire, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other …

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Navy Seeking to Buy 72 Boeing Poseidon ISR Planes

The U.S. Navy is seeking authority from the Defense Department and Congress to buy 72 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) P-8 Poseidon planes under a five-year order, FlightGlobal reports. The Navy has purchased 24 of the ISR planes (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) as of November, when the company won a $1.9 billion …

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Oceus CEO Doug Smith on His Visit to Capitol Hill, Spectrum Sharing

A 20-year communications industry veteran, Oceus Networks CEO Doug Smith has seen first-hand the evolution of broadband technology and its increasing presence in the government sector during his career. Smith recently caught up with our sister site ExecutiveBiz to discuss how his company works with both the government and the …

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