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Lessons learned from the Humvee

Jun 16, 2015
Three contractors are bidding to build a lighter, faster replacement vehicle.
Posted In: Army, defense contractors, cars
An unfinished Beretta M9 lays on top of stand at the Beretta factory in Accokeek, Maryland.

There's more than money in the Army's handgun contract

Mar 24, 2015
The Pentagon is searching for a new official supplier. Will Beretta keep the job?
Posted In: guns, handguns, defense contractors, Beretta, U.S. Army

Blackberry plans self-destructing phone

Dec 26, 2014
The smartphone maker partners with Boeing on an ultra-secure phone
Posted In: Blackberry, Boeing, smart phones, defense contractors

The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.
Posted In: defense contractors, Vermont, F-35, air force

Sequester hits government contractors unevenly

Apr 2, 2013
Some government contractors take cuts in stride, others struggle.
Posted In: sequester, military, defense contractors

Lockheed Martin moves beyond weapons to clean water with graphene

Mar 18, 2013
Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has discovered a way to make desalination 100 times more efficient. And that could have a big impact on bringing clean drinking water to the developing world and war zones.
Posted In: lockheed martin, developing countries, defense contractors

Sequester could cut jobs outside U.S. borders

Feb 21, 2013
Cuts in defense spending as part of the sequester could ripple to suppliers outside the U.S.
Posted In: sequester, defense contractors, defense

D.C.'s economy expects hit from defense cutbacks

Jan 24, 2013
Three big employers dependent on defense spending, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamic all expect cuts to their contracting services.
Posted In: defense contractors, defense

Pentagon prepares for cuts -- cliff or no cliff

Dec 31, 2012
Defense contractors are already cutting back as the war in Afghanistan winds down.
Posted In: defense contractors, defense, fiscal cliff

Defense layoffs or bluff?

Sep 27, 2012
Contractors say 'fiscal cliff' could force layoffs; legal deadline for pink slips looms
Posted In: fiscal cliff, defense contractors

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