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Jerry Burroughs: Navy Aiming to Standardize Shipboard IT Nets

The U.S. Navy is attempting to install identical information technology architectures on its ships, moving away from an approach that had as many as five basic network architectures, Rear Adm. Jerry Burroughs told Federal News Radio. Burroughs, the Navy’s C4I program executive officer (command, control, communications, computers and intelligence), said …

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Defense CEOs: More Cuts Could Be Part of Fiscal Cliff Plan

Four CEOs of aerospace and defense firms are again urging Congress and the White House to work together on avoiding the fiscal cliff, Aviation Week reports. At the same time, those four also acknowledged additional cuts to the defense budget may be part of a bipartisan plan to avoid the …

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John McCain, 12 Defense Contractors Talk About Effects of Sequestration

Senator John McCain wrote in a blog post that many defense contractors believe that the impending sequestration could lead to serious problems both in national security and employment rates. McCain, together with Senators Joe Lieberman, Jim Inhofe, Saxby Chambliss, Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John Cornyn have asked 13 defense contractors …

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Frank Kendall: Sequestration Means 11% Line Item Cuts, R&D Included

If sequestration cuts take effect in January, the Defense Department would have to uniformly cut 11 percent uniformly from each of its estimated 2,500 budget items, Pentagon acquisition lead Frank Kendall recently said, according to Reuters. Kendall made the remarks Wednesday at the ComDef defense industry conference, Jim Wolf and …

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AIA Members to Meet With Ashton Carter About Impact of Sequestration

Marion Blakey, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, announced that the 18 members of the Aerospace Industries Association executive committee will meet with Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on September 18, reports Jim Wolf for Reuters. Blakey shared last Tuesday that the meeting will potentially revolve around the impact of …

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Former AF Debarment Official Steven Shaw Joins Law Firm’s DC Office

Steven Shaw, most recently the Air Force’s top contract debarment and suspension official, has joined Covington & Burling LLP as senior of counsel for the firm’s Washington office. Shaw previously spent 15 years with the Air Force in the senior executive service and as deputy general counsel for contractor responsibility. …

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American Contractors Lobby for Loosened Export Restrictions on Drones

American contractors are advocating the loosening of export restrictions on unmanned aerial vehicles to open up foreign markets to the revolutionary aircraft. According to an L.A. Times article, companies such as Northrop Grumman want to tap a foreign market that is eager for drones, which are already being sold by …

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