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Lockheed Exec John Rood Picked for DoD Policy Undersecretary Post

John Rood, a corporate officer and senior vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s international business since March 2016, will be nominated as Defense Department undersecretary for policy. The White House said Wednesday Rood also has more than 20 years of federal service that included positions at the State Department, CIA, National Security Council and …

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Lockheed Vet James Byrne Confirmed as VA General Counsel

James Byrne, formerly associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at Lockheed Martin, has been confirmed by the Senate as general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Byrne immediately resigned from his posts at the company following his appointment to the VA role, Lockheed said Friday. The White House announced …

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Former Lockheed Exec Ryan McCarthy to Be Nominated as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. McCarthy held various roles within the corporate and F-35 program offices at Lockheed during his career there and led the organizational design and restructuring of the company’s sustainment …

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NASA Eyes Potential Astronaut Deployment on 1st SLS-Orion Flight; Lockheed’s Allison Miller Comments

NASA Acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot wants the space agency to examine the feasibility of including astronauts on the Space Launch System rocket’s first integrated flight with the Orion spacecraft, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. Jeff Foust writes Lightfoot directed Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for human exploration and operations at NASA, to launch a study into potential technical and …

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President Trump: Lockheed Cuts Price on Next F-35 Production Lot

President Donald Trump has said Lockheed Martin moved to lower the price of the next batch of 90 F-35s by approximately $600 million, The Washington Post reported Monday. Aaron Gregg writes Trump made the statement after weeks of discussion with Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson about the program’s cost. Last month, Hewson gave Trump her personal commitment to drive down the …

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Israel Receives First Two Lockheed-Built F-35s

Israeli defense forces hosted a welcoming ceremony for the arrival of two Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighters Monday at Nevatim Air Base in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the F-35 aircraft, nicknamed  Adir, will help redefine the country’s deterrence capacity as well as its operational space, …

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