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Industry Week in Review – July 11, 2014

Boeing released its Current Market Outlook this week for 2014 through 2023, identifying several important trends in the aerospace market over the 20-year forecast period. Most notable among these is a 3.2% growth in global GDP, driving passenger and cargo plane traffic growth 5.0% and 4.7% annually, respectively.

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Industry Week in Review – July 3, 2014

Boeing had a successful week, securing two major contracts and bidding on a third. The Company announced earlier this week it won a $1.9 billion award to produce 44 F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft for the U.S. Navy and the Australian government.

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A Summer of (Contracting) Opportunity

Healthcare Information Technology (“HIT”) contractors are sure to be busy this summer, with the release of two new large-scale opportunities: the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) Medical Appointment Scheduling System (“MASS”) and the Department of Defense (“DoD”) Healthcare Management System Modernization (“DHMSM”).

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Industry Week in Review – June 27, 2014

The White House this week requested $60 billion from Congress to fund military operations in Afghanistan and other global contingencies. The Pentagon is set to receive $58.5 billion through the 2015 overseas contingency operations (“OCO”) request, with an additional $1.5 billion requested through a budget bill amendment for State Department contingency funding.

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Winning the “Must-Have” Contract Vehicles: Insight from Recent Procurement Trends

Since 2011, several major contract vehicles with ceiling values over $10.0 billion have been awarded, providing awardees with access to priority funding and significant contract opportunities.

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Industry Week in Review – June 20, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives voted this week to block the Air Force’s plan to cut its entire A-10 fleet during deliberation on the FY2015 defense spending bill. The chamber approved the amendment, proposed by Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), which would prohibit the Pentagon’s potential divestiture, retirement, transfer, storage, or cutting of any A-10 aircraft.

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Industry Week in Review – June 13, 2014

B/E Aerospace, Inc. announced plans this week to split its operations into two independent, publicly traded companies, currently titled “Manufacturing Company” and “Services Company”.

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Industry Week in Review – June 6, 2014

Bombardier suspended flight tests of its CSeries aircraft after a Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine suffered an unspecified failure during ground runs at the Mirabel, Quebec site last week. This recent failure adds unwelcome pressure to the already delayed CSeries flight-test-effort.

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