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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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Defense, Aerospace Trade Groups Urge Congress to Strike FY 2016 Bipartisan Budget Deal

Leaders from several defense and aerospace trade groups have called on Congress to begin negotiations on a bipartisan multi-year budget deal for fiscal year 2016 in order to prevent a continuing resolution that would extend current funding levels. In a letter published Monday on the National Defense Industrial Association website, executives from NDIA and …

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Marion Blakey: Congress, WH Should Start Sequestration Talks Now

The White House and Congress need to start immediately on negotiations to reverse cuts to defense spending under sequestration, the head of a major defense trade association said Tuesday, according to The Hill newspaper. Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, told reporters they should not wait for the …

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Defense Contractors say Looming Sequestration is Causing Hiring, Investment ‘Paralysis’

According to several executives from the defense industry, the possible automatic budget cuts are paralyzing the hiring and investment plans for defense contractors, Reuters reported. In an interview with Reuters July 8, before the Farnborough International Airshow, Mick Maurer, president of Sikorsky Aircraft said, the “uncertainty is paralyzing everyone.” Boeing …

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